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Indonesia is home to more than 24 million hectares of peatlands – making up approximately 36 per cent of the world’s total tropical peatlands. In its natural state, tropical peat occurs in flooded swamps and is one of nature’s most effective ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate global warming.
The Gambia is a small fragile country in West Africa – one that is faced with growing poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Over the last decade, major climate-related crises like drought and flooding as well as disease outbreaks like Ebola have left the population of 2.1 million people more vulnerable.
Meet the Central Africans laying down their weapons and making a stand for peace.
In the Upper East Region of Ghana, a three-wheeled vehicle makes its way down the bumpy rural road, raising a cloud of red dust behind it. It’s one of 80 ambulances that helps bring medical help to some of the most remote parts of the region.
Located on the eastern most side of Ghana, the Volta region stretches from the coastal plains on the atlantic coast to more arid lands in the north. The vast and varied landscape known for its rolling hills, vast lagoons, lakes and forested areas can also make accessing health services a challenge, especially in the more remote and hard to reach parts of Volta.
New health training facilities for aspiring midwives and tricycle ambulances to transport the sick from remote locations to hospitals are helping Ghana build a future where better healthcare can be a reality for all its people.
Students from Eastern Partnership European School Scholarship Programme no longer have to live in temporary accommodations. Now they have a space of their own to call home while studying.
Access to a high-quality education isn’t always a given – for many students, opportunities to further their education are limited. But not for these students in Tbilisi, Georgia.
About 65 students from six Eastern Partnership countries study, relax and work together in Tbilisi, Georgia – and dream of having an impact on the world.
Location or economic resources often limit educational opportunities. A scholarship programme is helping change that for students in the Eastern Partnership countries.
Access: That one word means a lot when it’s no longer possible.