Our view of Ethiopia is dominated by images of catastrophic droughts and famine. Biovision is actively engaged in seeking to mitigate the effects of such crises. However, the country in the Horn of Africa has much more to offer than bleak headlines; for example “Lalibela”, an immense cultural treasure of global importance.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) announces the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the 2030 Agenda and its related Sustainable Development Goals: “Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World”.
Last Monday saw the start of the international exchange programme “Design with Social Impact” organised by the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Eight students from the University of Nairobi (UON) came to Zurich where together with eight students from Switzerland, they completed the first part of the workshop on food security. Biovision provided advice prior to the launch of the programme and remains involved as an implementing partner.
Judith Nkatha has only been cultivating her small plot for two years. In that time she has learned a great deal about sustainable farming from her local farmer group. Now, it’s her turn to welcome visitors to her garden and share her knowledge. Judith's farmer group is supported by the local Biovision partner, the Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE).