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World Food Safety Day

CDV Global's Tilly Hazael discusses World Food Safety Day, on 7th June, a day in which we recognise the systemic links between the health of people, animals, plants and the environment to meet the needs of the future. This refers to looking at food safety from a holistic 'one health' approach; healthy plants and animals leads to productive agriculture resistant to zoonotic pathogens and other harmful animal to human transferrable diseases.

"Safe Food Now For A Healthy Tomorrow" - WHO 2021

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Earth Day 2021

Without a doubt the last year has brought conversations about climate change to the forefront of our lives. The knock on effects of Covid-19 have revealed the harm we have caused to the environment and in turn to rural communities, whose experience has largely been overlooked throughout the pandemic.  

With so many countries promising to "Bounce Back Greener", putting environmental measures at the heart of their post pandemic recovery practices, 2021 will prove to be a very significant year one way or the other. So... what on Earth is next?

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International Day Of Education: The Impact of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a global crisis impacting all factors of life. With cases increasing, the UK has entered its third national lockdown whereby schools, universities and colleges have officially closed for a second time. 

But while the debate about whether schools should be open or closed continues in almost every country in the world, the disruption is having the biggest affect on those who already have limited access to education.

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International Day of Education: The Emerging Digital Divide

With the International Day of Education this 24th of January, it's a good time to reflect on one of the most challenging years for providing this most fundamental of human rights. The coronavirus has had detrimental consequences worldwide across all aspects of society and has served to reinforce pre-existing inequalities. Its impact on education has been constantly in the spotlight throughout, though the focus has remained broadly level for all students no matter the educational background. Yet the fallout from the transition to an online learning experience has brought one specific inequality to the fore. The need to recognise the growing "digital divide".

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2020 and what it meant for the environment.

While it would be easy to believe that 2020 was dominated by just one event, the year would still arguably have been the most momentous of the 21st Century so far and a standout of the past 100 years.

Culturally, environmentally and politically 2020 continued to deliver story after story that will shape discourse for years to come. Here we look at some of the most significant environmental stories of 2020 you may have missed.

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Covid-19: Encouraging Signs Behind the Headlines in India

The Covid-19 Global Pandemic struck a world in which only 50% of the inhabitants have access to essential health services. No matter what processes were put in place to try and mitigate the effects of the virus, no models were ever likely to be deemed a success, though it has become increasingly clear that some international efforts were more prudent than others. Yet in many countries around the globe those efforts were necessarily underpinned by an unsung army of community groups and NGOs, putting their own health at risk to ensure the most vulnerable were not left even farther behind.

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International Day of Rural Women

"Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development" say UN Women

This year on the International Day of Rural Women, we recognise that across the globe, women lead the way with solutions and solidarity in the wake of Covid-19. This day was created to recognise the centrality of rural women in community development and regeneration, which in today's climate has become increasingly important. This year, the theme comprises 'Building rural women's resilience in the wake of COVID-19'.  

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How S.M.A.R.T. is your CSR?

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) set out the need for companies to become active in changing their approach to social responsibility outside of the company, stressing the importance of having a cohesive and legitimate CSR programme at the heart of their business. But how Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely is your programme? CDV Global will help you take important steps to create a CSR programme that benefits both the company and communities on a global scale. 

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The Benefits of a CDV Global Membership

Today many online services have a membership or paid subscription-based model. News Portals often use them to subsidise their profits, making up for loss of revenue from decreasing physical paper sales. Recruitment sites use membership as a way of tailoring a member's job search requirements using filters. All websites that ask you to register use the information provided for marketing purposes, which depending on the content the member may or may not find of interest. But the best companies don't just use their membership base to sell… they use it to inform. 

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International Small Business Day

This Saturday 27th June is International Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day, recognising the vital role played by MSMEs or small businesses across the globe. Not just in emerging nations, but in towns and cities in every country, even yours. From an artisanal baker in a small Yorkshire village to a tailor in a shack on the edge of Nairobi; a sustainable farmer in Peru to a handicraft artist in India, these businesses are the lifeblood of every community. Though small businesses may seem like an unlikely topic for an International Day, in fact we should be celebrating these companies and the people behind them, especially now.

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