Food security in Ethiopia, and the first global index on modern-day slavery

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Food and modern-day slavery have been two major features on Global development over the past two weeks.

Elissa Jobson reported from , while Mark Tran reported from Guatemala on .

Meanwhile, we that attempts to me asure modern-day slavery country by country, and who have made a positive impact on tackling human trafficking.

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How to pay for a greener, global future – podcast recording and debate

Before the next round of UN global climate talks in Warsaw, on 7 November 2013, the UK's Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Guardian's Global Development site are hosting an to explore what's at stake for poor countries. Join the conversation in London from 12:30-14:00 GMT at the ODI offices. Guardian journalist Hugh Muir will chair the debate. Panelists include John Vidal, the Guardian's environment editor and Monica Araya, an independent adviser on Climate Change from Costa Rica.

The first part of the event, which will be recorded for a Global development podcast, will focus on the Warsaw talks and what needs to happen to help poor countries deal with the challenges of climate change. The second session will look more deeply at climate finance, where funds are going and how to more effectively raise and distribute resources. The event will be livestreamed on the ODI site. To attend, .

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Commenting on the article , reflectaction said:

Excellent! A timely reminder of the centrality of well-trained and supported teachers to any education intervention! It always astonishes me how often education policy debates and education innovations completely ignore teachers!
While "one laptop per child" is a great slogan the first breakthrough would be to have one laptop per teacher – and to support teachers to use these creatively. The potential of mobile technology to enhance learning will be maximised when we recognise the crucial roles of teachers as facilitators and guides.

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