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Global 3000

Bringing The Entrepreneurial Spirit to Zimbabwe (#406)

Cambodian Rail Expansion - From Turkey to Singapore, the Trans-Asian Railway is a massive undertaking. Planned in 1960s, it was to connect Europe with Asia. More than 17,000 kilometers of track across the continents, the Trans-Siberian line is only one part of the project. Now, in Cambodia, tracks first laid in the colonial era are to be rebuilt. The UN hopes this will give local trade a boost and encourage tourism, helping a nation still reeling from the aftermath of war to get back on its feet.

Climate: Camel Milk from Kenya - Camels instead of cows. Lots of Europeans think that's a standard drink in Africa but it couldn't be further from the truth. Camels are used for transportation through the desert, while cows are raised for milk production. But climate change is forcing a rethink. Droughts are becoming more frequent, making it difficult to maintain grazing land for cows. NGOs are now encouraging people to try camels as an alternative. They can be milked all year round, the milk itself is healthier and it fetches a higher price at the market.

A Chance for the Future - Berlinda Mkangawi was born in Zimbabwe and has founded a company with a friend in Harare. She offers consultations on how to start a business and market it. Now, the Kofi-Annan Foundation has sent the 35 year old to the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. She is learning how to better support young entrepreneurs and emerging professionals in her country. We joined her during her time in Berlin. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Global 3000 is Deutsche Welle's weekly magazine that explores the intersection of global development and the environmental and social conditions of the diverse cultures of the world. In each program, host Michaela Kufner presents three to four video-rich segments that profile a different part of the planet where man's quest for economic and industrial strength is jeopardizing the ecosystems and the social and economic structures of people thousands of miles away. The program not only documents where those struggles are taking place -but how some groups and individuals are finding solutions to the growing problems of global development.

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