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Social assistance for low-income families in Singapore are often largely premised on their needs, rather than the enterprise and creativity that families have. Empowered Families Initiative is a developmental initiative that hopes to harness the strengths and abilities of low-income families and invest in their aspirations through grants, savings matching and group support to improve their life circumstances towards better socio-economic position and well-being.
Nationwide the unpaid care burden falls disproportionately on women, reaching alarming proportions in the city of Bogotá: 30% of the city's female population are full-time unpaid caregivers, of which 90% are low-income; 33% lack time for self-care; and 70% hold only primary school. To mitigate undesired effects, and that the burden of the home-care increases the vulnerability of (already) neglected women, the city of Bogotá has recently launched the "Care Block" initiative to centralize key…
Aviation is regulated in a vast set of laws and agreements, on an international and national level and is to be respected by aviators of all sizes; from big national airports, till little children playing with drones. All these different rules and moreover national differences lead to an incredibly complex system to implement. The Belgian Federal Public Service Mobility has developed a system that translates these legal requirements into a single online aircraft registration platform.
KOPIA (Korea Program for International Cooperation in Agricultural Technology) is an innovative development cooperation platform that facilitates agricultural partnerships among partners and donors, where agricultural technologies can be efficiently scaled up and effectively commercialized. KOPIA consists of three pillars: to develop locally-customized farming technologies; to carry out pilot projects to demonstrate practical effectiveness; and to involve other donors for scaling up.
KAFACI and AfricaRice jointly developed the Africa Rice Development Partnership project to increase rice productivity in Africa. Using modern breeding technology that shortens the breeding period from 10-15 years to 3-5 years, and by crossing Korean Japonica rice with African varieties, five high-yielding varieties were developed and registered in three countries. The newly released varieties directly benefited farmers, consumers, retailers and policy-makers due to their high yield and quality.
The Government of the Republic of Korea has implemented an ICT-based agricultural data management system through digitalization and a human capacity building program, which allows innovative data collection, analysis, and sharing in 6 ASEAN member countries. Through this, the governments have improved the paperless work process on agricultural statistics, accumulating the data and human resources for enhancing food security in the ASEAN region.
The civil war in Syria led to a massive influx of Syrian refugees to Turkey. In response to this influx, the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality (GMM) established Turkey's first Migration Management Directorate to lead the refugee response programme of the city. The GMM's migration policy has a humanitarian approach based on social justice and human rights. The GMM focuses on a conflict-sensitive approach to mitigate tension. The GMM's policies are based on ensuring the common welfare of…
Surviving family members of unexpected deaths (accidents, murders, suicide) are often ill equipped to process pain, cope with daily functions, fulfill social roles and maintain health. Finding one's own spiritual resources in such crises can be immensely helpful. This pilot program integrates spiritual support responses into Israel’s Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs’ Sudden Loss and Bereavement Centers and targets parents in order to build and enhance family resilience and well-being.
An innovative maritime communication system enabling: 1. Invisible and unidentifiable VHF communication becomes visible in real time with one click. 2. A ship's past routes and/or frequently navigated routes, which were previously unrecorded, will be made known through big data-based analysis that fully reflects the ship's characteristics and general routing patterns. 3. Invisible voices will be made visible through an automatic transcription system based on voice recognition.