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Sierra Leone: Frontline Nurses In Aftermath of Ebola Outbreak Battle Depression, Stigma and Lack of Recognition

Fatou Wurie | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

Nurses like Magdalene are in the hundreds, these frontline soldiers are yet to be given proper acknowledgement for service to their country. And Magdalene's beckons us not to forget.

The Evolution of Product Management Tools

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

To really appreciate how far we have come, I divided the history of software-based tools that I have used into four distinct eras. Each one builds on the previous one, until we get to the present.

Dignity Over Dictators -- To Truly Sustain Development

Shawna Bader-Blau | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Shawna Bader-Blau

Economic development is about dignity. And dignity requires people having democratic rights: free and fair elections, transparent institutions, and voice and justice.

Making Chinese Cities Smarter: Leapfrogging Intra-city Transport Development with 'Big Data'

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The period 2015/2016 is unique and remarkable for the development prospects of China. First, last week China took part in the UN global summit regarding the adoption of 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.

Your Vacation Can Shrink the Wealth Gap

G Adventures | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
G Adventures

Your vacation dollars have the power to change the world. By simply being conscious of where your travel money goes, your hard-earned getaway can help to preserve cultures, strengthen families, promote peace, educate children and lift communities out of poverty. The bonus? You can do all this while having the time of your life.

What Will it Take to Move Us to Action?

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Kathleen Siddell

We live in a world where most people act after its too late. We look at the mental health of a teenager compelled to shoot kindergarteners after the tragedy. We vow to help a country struggling with disease after millions have died and the disease spreads closer to home.

Integrated Design: A Co-Creation of Business, Design and Engineering

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With its artifacts, participants and processes, New Product Development has undergone a revolution in the past twenty years. Global connectivity, ...

Now Comes the Hard Part: 4 Key Challenges to SDGs

Manish Bapna | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Manish Bapna

This Friday, world leaders will adopt a new global development framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to eradicate poverty and inequalities and spur economic growth while respecting planetary boundaries.

The Cost of Delivery, The Price of Survival

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Governments all over the world insure their buildings or assets from potential risk. Yet, why do so many governments refuse to similarly insure their citizens from the risks posed by a lack of preparedness in a country's health infrastructure and in the delivery of essential health services?

5 Incredible Reasons We Are Petrified of Cold Calling and Overcoming Them in 3 Simple Steps

Ian Khan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Ian Khan

In all fairness, if you feel you can't breathe when cold calling and your mind gets numb, you are one of us. The regular people. Folks who are normal. With that now made clear, you can take a deep breath and relax.

Putting the Migration Crisis (and Opportunity) into Context

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

It's time for leaders to put the burden of migration in its full context and take on the opportunity to provide hope and opportunity before families are without options and forced into dangerous and desperate attempts to migrate.

Born Lucky

Katrin Macmillan | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Katrin Macmillan

It's luck that affords us privilege, luck of birth. I suspect we want to feel special, somehow worthy of the luxuries we were born into, luxuries like a place to live, in a country where there is no war, food to eat, an education, sexual and reproductive rights, the luxury of raising our children in a place where we can expect them to be safe.

The One Surprising Lesson They Never Taught Me at University

Weh Yeoh | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Weh Yeoh

I left university with the notion that large institutions worked methodically on all issues of need in poor countries. When a met Ling, a boy from Cambodia desperately in need of speech therapy services, I discovered that there was a significant need in the developing world being ignored by our world's largest aid organisations.

Why We Need to Take Investment in African Development Seriously

Atti Worku | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
Atti Worku

This July, President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia and addressed the African Union (AU). In doing so, he became not only the first U.S. president to address the AU in its 52-year history, but the first sitting U.S. president to ever visit the country of Ethiopia.

R&D That Makes a Difference

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Over the course of my career, I've written a lot of proposals. I've also reviewed a lot, and mostly, I've seen many funded projects crash and burn, or produce a scholarly article or two that are never heard of again.

Lack of Relations Was the Greatest Poverty: Modi's Promising Visit to the UAE

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

If the United Arab Emirates can maintain strong cooperation with Pakistan, if India can cooperate on counterterrorism efforts with Pakistan despite Kashmir-related tensions, and if countries from the United States to the Arab World can mend relations.

Have a Moment

Dina L. Relles | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

Wasn't this what we all hope for? That our kids become these self-sufficient beings, capable of walking off -- first down the hallway, then down the street, across town, and ultimately out of our household to create another -- without us?

How Real is the Ethiopia Rising Narrative

Dawit Ayele Haylemariam | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Dawit Ayele Haylemariam

If you ask "Is Ethiopia rising?" the answer will most likely depend on who you are asking. If you ask a regular follower of the country's public media outlets, the answer will be an astounding yes!

Crowdfund: Real Tolkien City of Minas Tirith

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Nicholas Denmon

A crowdfunding project on Indiegogo has launched a campaign to secure £1.85 billion (around $2.9 billion) in order to realize an exact replica of the city as portrayed in the novels.

Fostering Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration

Kevin Steinberg | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Kevin Steinberg

Challenges like climate change and those raised by the SDGs are too systemic, interrelated and complex for any single nation, organization or sector to address alone. Some of the greatest past successes as well as some of the most promising upcoming opportunities to address them stem from collaboration across different players and sectors.

How Engineers Want to Work with Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Engineers want to build the product. They do not want to manage it. So, you can see why a good product manager is an engineer's dream come true. They empower the engineers on their team to build things that matter by setting clear and comprehensive goals, strategy, and initiatives.

The Real Victims of India and Pakistan Proxy War

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been ongoing now for about four decades, whereas hostility between Pakistan and India has been present since 1947. The proxy war between between India and Pakistan lies in Afghanistan.

Reflecting Before We Evaluate: Measuring Women's Development in the Gulf

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

The Gulf region, indeed, holds some of the most conservative laws in the world in comparison, and it is essential for them to transition out of this -- however, the reality is, very few places on earth have come so far and so fast, as the Arabian Peninsula in the 21st century.

20 Things Software Developers Should Stop Saying

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

If you know an engineer, it's time to help him stop. Intervene because the phrases are often so annoying that they are "counter-productive" or worse a "red herring" and distract from what really needs to be said (and done).

How is Economic Slowdown and Environmental Degradation Democratizing China?

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

While many discuss whether some signs of environmental improvement result from economic slowdown, and less intensive use of natural resources, or from successful pro-green regulations, we argue that a much deeper transformation is happening across China.