La revue de presse du développement revient sur les temps forts du mois d’avril 2021.revu

AIDS hasn’t gone anywhere [ARTICLE]
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AIDS hasn’t gone anywhere

The UNAIDS board has adopted a new global AIDS strategy. It aims at tackling issues in HIV prevention and response that governments have failed to address for years.

What you need to know about the new global AIDS strategy  ” , Devex, April 1, 2021

Development aid and sexual exploitation: a recurring problem? [ARTICLE]
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Development aid and sexual exploitation: a recurring problem?

Oxfam has suspended two staff members over accusations of sexual misconduct in the DRC in recent years. A sad reminder of similar past events.

After Claims of Sexual Abuse, Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa  ” , The New York Times, April 2, 2021

Technology to understand nature better, then save it [ARTICLE]
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Technology to understand nature better, then save it

Modern computing allows to spot isolated trees and shrubs in semi-arid areas, facilitating research on the evolution of vegetation cover.

How we mapped billions of trees in West Africa using satellites, supercomputers and AI  ” , The Conversation, April 11, 2021

World’s wealthiest 1% vs the poorest 50% [ARTICLE]
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World’s wealthiest 1% vs the poorest 50%

A report states that the world’s wealthiest must radically change their lifestyles to tackle climate change: they produce far more carbon emissions than half the world population.

World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'  ” , BBC News, April 13, 2021

Digitalization: only for developed countries? [ARTICLE]
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Digitalization: only for developed countries?

The least developed countries are the most vulnerable to the human and economic impacts of the pandemic. They also lag farthest behind in digital readiness.

Can less industrialised countries benefit from post-pandemic digitalisation?  ” , Equal Times, April 21, 2021

This month’s press review highlights striking news from the beginning of April 2021.

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