LEBANON • Wearing a helmet, elbow and knee pads, his yellow security jacket reflecting the sun that has come out after a rainy afternoon, Mr Ibrahim Habach rides his e-bike through the Beirut traffic.
SOLUTIONS FOR CHILDREN
SWITZERLAND • Swiss children contact the Kinderanwaltschaft Schweiz (Swiss Child Advocacy Organisation), an independent association in Winterthur, on the phone regularly, asking for help.
HONDURAS • Gendrik Torres, 19, left violence behind and found shelter in sport, thanks to a skating club in Cofradia, a community south of San Pedro Sula, one of the places with the highest crime rates in Honduras.
SOLUTIONS FOR WOMEN
MADAGASCAR • Created in 2011 by Ms Tina Andriamahefa Razafinimanana, the Madagascan NGO Youth launched its first programme for young people, called the Young Women Leadership Programme, three years later.
SOLUTIONS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
ITALY • Rivers in Europe are under threat because a lack of adequate regulations or controls has led to an increase in small barriers, such as dams or dykes, and created problems.
FRANCE • When an artist and a farmer in Brittany decided in 2002 that it would be a good idea to produce energy locally from renewable sources, they started knocking on doors and tried to get their neighbours involved.
NIGERIA • The Nigerian population is growing faster than the country's ability to build new housing. Today, more than 80 per cent of its people live in substandard housing conditions, and many lack access to electricity.
Every day, we are inundated with troubling reports from war zones, tales of corruption and cheating, and accounts of dramatic political and economic changes around the world.
TUNISIA • In the light of increasingly scarce energy resources and a general shift towards eco-friendly energies, a farm here has developed a form of biofuel as an alternative to firewood, which many consider to be a major contributor to forest degradation.