NNA News for civil society



Family carers often at the limits of their capability

Thu, 08 Sep 2011

WITTEN/HERDECKE (NNA) - Family carers are exposed to great pressures which can often bring them to the edge of burnout. In many cases they give up their own lives and receive little support. It is not unusual for carers to become...[more]

Another milestone for the Rudolf Steiner School Mbagathi in Kenya

Wed, 31 Aug 2011

The Rudolf Steiner School, Mbagathi, on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya recently celebrated another milestone with the completion of four new kindergarten classrooms. Judith Brown, a teacher at the school, looks back over more...[more]

Biodynamic farming as contributor to sustainability and climate protection

Sun, 31 Jul 2011

FULDA (NNA) - Around 5,600 agricultural establishments in over 50 countries worldwide are applying biodynamic principles on approximately 145,000 hectares. These figures were revealed by Demeter International on occasion of its...[more]

Using savings to help others

Sun, 31 Jul 2011

BOCHUM/MAINZ (NNA) - Doing something meaningful with your savings to help those from poorer countries: that wish can now be turned into reality with the Oikocredit savings account, a joint project of the German GLS Bank and the...[more]

“It’s all Greek to me” – a new perspective for understanding the Greek financial crisis

Thu, 28 Jul 2011

The aid package agreed by eurozone leaders to support Greece has led to a collective sigh of relief as another debt crisis has been averted – at least for the time being. Stock markets rose and banking shares, too, were up after...[more]

Striking a balance between financial and social profit

Sun, 24 Jul 2011

NNA correspondent Cornelie Unger-Leistner looks at the issues surrounding inclusive finance, raised most recently at a symposium in Berlin earlier this month     BOCHUM/BERLIN/BRUSSELS/THE HAGUE (NNA) - That banks...[more]

Sekem managing director to appeal sentence over IMC funding for Sekem companies

Wed, 20 Jul 2011

CAIRO (NNA) – The managing director of the Egyptian Sekem Group, Helmy Abouleish, has been sentenced to a suspended prison sentence of one year and a fine in connection with charges of illegal funding from the Egyptian Industrial...[more]