What may once have been seen as a problem for individuals now threatens whole societies, and the threat is as great in developing as in developed countries. Although personal responsibility must play a role, good intentions are easily overcome by a world which is more and more unsupportive of living healthily: high-fat, high-salt foods are an easier choice for reasons of taste, cost, accessibility and preparation time; urbanisation and a built environment militate against physical activity; social networking and video-games are taking over from sport-based leisure activities; and jobs are increasingly desk-based and stressful.
Archives for September 2011
From July to September this year The Partnering Initiative has delivered a portfolio of training courses for effective cross sector partnering and corporate social responsibility (CSR) as part of the Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) Civil Society Programme. The trainings took place across Africa and Central Asia, some highlights from the programme were: 20-25 June, […]