Pieter Ploeg (23) is organizing an international initiative conference in South Africa as a part of his YIP year. He is a participant at YIP 2009-2010. My name is Pieter Ploeg, 23 years old. I am taking part in the International Youth Initiative Program 2009/2010. For me this year is a joint search with pioneers […]

Slow Food

“Slow Food has contributed to the growing awareness of health concerns in Europe” The Slow Food movement was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy to combat fast food. It claims to preserve the cultural cuisine and the associated food plants and seeds, domestic animals, and farming within an ecoregion. It was the first established part […]

Afghanistan’s soft-spoken rebel

The voice from the back of the room Malalai Joya is only 32, but she has been an exile, a refugee, a teacher of girls in the Taliban’s Afghanistan, and now that country’s youngest member of parliament. She’s still on the run though, and still threatened with assassination by Andrew Oxford Afghanistan is a young […]