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Dr Paul Oquist speaking at Paris Climate Conference, 2015 Nicaraguan Minister, Paul Oquist, Green Climate Fund Co Chair

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Dr Paul Oquist, Nicaragua’s long time representative to UN bodies on climate change, has been appointed co-chair of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Dr Oquist has been elected as the developing country Co-Chair, whilst Lennart Båge of Sweden is the developed country Co-Chair. https://www.greenclimate.fund/-/gcf-board-opens-b-19-meeting-elects-lennart-b-229-ge-and-paul-oquist-as-new-co-chairs?inheritRedirect=true&redirect=%2Fwhat-we-do%2Fnewsroom%2Fnews-stories Set up in 2010 by read more

Nicaragua women farmers and co-operative members who supply sesame oil to the Body Shop Nicaragua, 6th place in the world in gender equality

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 20 February 2018

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) global gender gap report 2017, Nicaragua is the highest ranked country in the Americas in terms of gender equality with sixth position.  https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2017 The highest ranked country globally is Iceland; the UK is in 15th position. The WEF annual reports, based on information from read more

Celebrating International Women's Day Nicaraguan style

NSC News | Monday, 19 February 2018

To register click on the link https://tinyurl.com/nscwomendsday read more

Forthcoming Nicaragua related events

NSC News | Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Forthcoming events in Bristol, Bradford, Leicester, London, Machynlleth (West Wales), Sheffield, Tavistock, Reading Tuesday 27 Feb, BRISTOL. Nicaraguan Fairtrade producer Urania Hernandez (coffee, cocoa, SOPPEXCCA) will be guest of honour and will give a presentation at a Fairtrade Fortnight social event, 7.30pm, Palestine Museum 27 Broad St, Bristol BS1 2HG. read more

Forty years of solidarity with Nicaragua

NSC News | Tuesday, 13 February 2018

NSC turns 40! Ways in which you can get involved! In September 1978, way back in the mists of the last period of the Cold War, a small solidarity group with Nicaragua was set up in London to organise a speaker tour by a representative of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, read more

Farmers like Ana Maria are converting to cacoa at lower altitudes where coffee is no longer viable because of rising temperatures. Coffee to cocoa: Nicaraguan farmers adapt to climate change

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 8 February 2018

Ana Maria Gonzalez owns an eight acre, organic smallholding in the hills of northern Nicaragua where she grows coffee for export through Fairtrade and grows beans and vegetables for her family. She is also one of the 650 members of a co-operative called SOPPEXCCA. Climate change is a dramatic reality read more

Credit: Ariel Flores courtesy of Felicity Butler Nicaragua leads the way in recognising the unpaid labour of women

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 19 January 2018

Nicaragua leads the way in recognising the unpaid labour of women Felicity Butler has completed her PhD on how the previously unpaid labour of women and girls can be not only recognised but also integrated into the pricing of products. This has the potential for a lasting read more

Support Nicaragua in rejecting proposed US sanctions

NSC News | Friday, 12 January 2018

Sign the petition to show your support for Nicaragua Since 2007 Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Americas, has undergone a remarkable turnaround. Key achievements include reducing poverty and inequality, diversifying the economy, while at the same time promoting greater economic and social stability. This includes free health care read more

'Ecotourism enables farmers to diversify their income and protect the environment.' Credit:Steve Lewis Tourism booming in Nicaragua

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 12 January 2018

Travel writer Russell Maddicks explains the dramatic growth in tourism and how to ensure it benefits local people. It was only a matter of time before the millions of tourists who visit Latin America annually, woke up to the wonders of Nicaragua. For years prized as read more

Mural depicting the history of Nicaragua, Ministry of Education, Managua Murals of revolutionary Nicaragua live on today

NSC News | Friday, 15 December 2017

Murals of revolutionary Nicaragua live on today John Kotula, US artist and writer who lives in Managua, describes the remarkable artistic phenomena of murals that swept across Sandinista Nicaragua in the 1980s. In the days of ‘new Nicaragua’ the arts were an integral part of the popular revolution. There read more