Working with inspirational partners around the world, our small team have developed cutting-edge initiatives on three continents.
This hugely successful free public service has enabled hundreds of thousands of impoverished farmers in India to use phones to get tailored answers to urgent questions about their crops or animals. And the answers come from top experts, whose advice is otherwise unaffordable. LifeLines received international recognition in 2008 when it was named a Laureate at the prestigious ‘Tech Awards’ in California. The concept has also been extended to provide educational advice to teachers and students in India.
Another successful free public service, this project supports school children in Nigeria, promoting gender equality and relationship education. We hope that these girls and boys, who are learning to regard each other in a spirit of equal dignity, will help catalyse a culture of mutual respect between women and men as they grow up. The project uses mobile phones as well as computers - offering young people the chance to get confidential answers to the questions that are troubling them on issues like HIV/AIDS. Learning about Living [LaL] was co-founded by OneWorld UK and our partner Butterfly Works and is implemented in partnership with local organisations from civil society and the Nigerian government. The success in Nigeria has led to similar LaL projects being launched in Senegal and Morocco.
OneClimate is a ‘climate action hub’. Before you act, you need good information from trusted sources. OneClimate helps you find the information you need through its unique Action Maps, Newsroom and global events listings. What distinguishes OneClimate is that other climate change websites tend to be filled with voices from the rich world, leaving out the voices of people in the global south who have been hit first and hardest by its dire consequences.
Tiki, the world’s first Enviro-Penguin, reveals the mess people have made of our planet and shows how kids can make things better for everyone. Though Tiki’s site is really for children, adults are allowed in too to enjoy these much-loved pages – like taking the fantastic journey on Tiki’s Time Machine, back to the very beginning of time.
You need a short, sharp overview of a country in the global south, as a busy student, parent or teacher? And you don’t want to wade through reams of trivia about celebs or spin from politicians, but want to get straight to the daily realities of life there, as experienced by the majority of its people. Find what you need in just 10 minutes through 40 Country Guides or 20 Topic Guides (from Water to Terrorism). Much-read in high schools and universities the world over, the Guides provide a high-quality background resource for OneWorld’s global daily news.
One of our aims at OneWorld is to bring everyone, everywhere, the kinds of news, features and analy¬sis that can motivate us to act in solidarity for a fairer world. Our news and information bypass the celebs and spin-doctors to go straight to the reali¬ties of life for the majority of the world’s people. Now that we are linking up with OneWorld US, we’ll be able to do this even better…