The issue of investment in sustainable development was at the heart of the World Investment Forum (WIF) held in Geneva in mid-October under the auspices of UNCTADU (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). As part of the Conference, Biovision and the Millennium Institute gave a presentation on several promising strategies.
To fight malaria in Africa, we need to widen the use of successful, non-polluting methods. Only then can we eliminate permanently the use of the highly poisonous substance DDT. As part of the PAMCA (Pan African Mosquito Control Association) - Conference, Biovision organized a symposium on “Alternatives to DDT in malaria control”. Held on 7 October in Nairobi, it was attended by more than 100 delegates from research, business and donor organizations.
From 30th September to 3rd October, the World Future Council brought together Parliamentarians from several East African countries, as well as key civil society actors and high level experts on forest policies in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss some of the best solutions in place to halt and reverse the plight of forests in Africa.