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Spotlight Brazil: Smart Grid Technologies in Brazil

Smart Grid Tech is a modernised electric grid that uses analogue or digital information and communication technology to ensure that efficiency and reliability of the production and distribution of electricity can be improved by acting on the information received. Read on

Spotlight Brazil: Reverse Logistics — A Hope for Wastepickers

With the expected influx of 600,000 foreign and 3.1 million Brazilian soccer fans in the coming weeks, World Cup organisers estimate that 320 tonnes of solid waste will be generated from the June 12 to July 13 FIFA World Cup. Solid-waste management is a major challenge in urban areas throughout the world. What is the role of Reverse Logistics in waste management in Brazil? Read on

Let's Talk About - Menstruation! Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day

Did you know that only 17 percent of school-going girls in Burkina Faso have a place to change their sanitary pads or tampons? That many women worldwide have no access to hygienic products to deal with their periods? Or that some girls in Nepal are not allowed to leave the house during 'that time of the month'? Read on

Spotlight Brazil: "No, I'm Not Going to the World Cup"

It's not long to go until the start of the World Cup in Brazil. Most are looking forward to kick off on 12 June however, Brazil's joy over hosting the World Cup this year and the Olympics in 2016 has been clouded by massive rights violations, evictions and protests by the local population. People have not sat idly by and watched the corrupt machinations of the World Cup organisers; they've taken to the streets. Read on