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Girl-focused Development Campaigns: Two steps forward, One step back

Shenila Khoja-Moolji | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Source: Graphic from Girl Effect Report. Available here. Accessed: September 22, 2016 It is critical to analyze the narratives and visuals of develop...

Focusing on Our Impact: 5 Take Aways From the 2016 Social Good Summit

Tulani Elisa | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Tulani Elisa

We need to pay more attention to our impact as humans. We must constantly think of what legacy we will leave, how we'll give back to our communities and even more so, what can we do that will have a profound effect on the world.

A Soap Opera for Social Change

Andy Bryant | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

This is a guest blog by Dedo Baranshamaje, Director of Special Projects at Segal Family Foundation. It's always nice to read posts from one of our own...

Sustainability And Active Participation: At The Heart Of Improving Lives

Andy Bryant | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

We knew immediately that this visit would be beneficial for us because we noticed that the staff of Rafiki not only spoke about sustainability, they fully incorporated it as the basis of all their work.

How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Aric Noboa | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Aric Noboa

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that ...

World Leaders Found Wanting As UN Secretary General Gives Final Address

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Dominic MacSorley

Syria may be the greatest humanitarian catastrophe of our time, but there are over 65 million people currently displaced by conflict across the globe, the largest number since records began after World War Two.

Doubling Down on the Peace Corps in Guatemala

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Taylor Dibbert

Kody Gerkin is the founder and board president of Mujerave. He holds degrees from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University o...

Ensuring that all People are Included in the Benefits of Trade

Anabel González | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Anabel González

This week, I will be attending the World Trade Organization's Public Forum in Geneva, which brings together policymakers, business leaders, civil soci...

It's Time to Get "Ambitious" About Partnerships

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

It's been a year since we adopted the Sustainable Development Goals--a new roadmap for international development. Since then, I've noticed something s...

5 Ways to Drive Youth-Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa

Bill Reese | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

The rate of working poverty among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa, a staggering 70 percent of whom earn less than $2 a day, has become one of the great ec...

What's at Stake When the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Ends?

Ari Johnson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Johnson

One year ago, New York hosted the largest gathering of global leaders ever at the United Nations General Assembly. I stood beside Mali's Minister of H...

Our Ocean, Our Tomorrow

Hari Sastry | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Hari Sastry

"Being a card-carrying fisher entitles us to fish and participate in work programs," says Jomar Brusa, a fisherman registered with USAID's FishR progr...

Celebrating Progress in Modern Philanthropy at the Clinton Global Initiative's Final Annual Meeting

Robert Harrison | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Robert Harrison

It has been 11 years since President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative, an endeavor that has inspired leaders from business, governm...

I was in the Peace Corps and believe in Hillary. Here's why you should too.

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Joel Rubin

This is why we need to expand our engagement with the rest of the world, just as the vision of the Peace Corps demands. We must deepen our commitment to diversity and service; we must strengthen our commitment to education; and we must elect leaders who demand that we aim to meet these goals, not ones who deride them.

Designing Mother-Centered Solutions in Uganda: A Maternal Health Network for Vulnerable Women

Andy Bryant | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

I have the great pleasure of hosting blog pieces from our exemplary partners on this platform. Today's blog comes from our Ugandan-based partner, S.O....

Voluntourism, White Saviors And Advocacy Vs News

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

Barely a day goes by where a cause of some sort doesn't call for our attention, action or cash. The immediacy and reach of the internet has intensifie...

Making Innovation Happen in the Most Challenging Situations

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation is about making our world better and new. While there are some regions that are dealing with the speed and complexity of hyper-innovation, ...

Voluntourism, White Saviors And Advocacy Vs News

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

Barely a day goes by where a cause of some sort doesn't call for our attention, action or cash. The immediacy and reach of the internet has intensifie...

Mission Derailment or Mission Support: Long Term Development and Emergency Relief

Melissa Kushner | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

As the founder of a nonprofit that works in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, I've come to know this reality. The core of our mission is to work in communities that are most in need, communities that are confronted with crises so frequently that they grow to be commonplace--malnutrition, unemployment, and lack of educational opportunities, to name a few.

Pessimism Is Rife, Optimism Naive. What's Left?

Chris Kutarna | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Kutarna

Optimism or pessimism? Either stance can be backed by solid argument, but we argue that neither suits the Renaissance age we live in so much as a third frame: activism.

Bringing The World To The Classroom: U.S. Teachers Abroad

Randal Mason | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

"I thought I was culturally aware... until I went to Brazil," jokes Ms. Anne Artz, a veteran science educator from San Diego, California who teaches in a minority-majority school serving children from 27 countries.

International Development: Canada back on world stage

Louis Belanger | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Louis Belanger

"Canada is back". We've heard this message time and time again regarding the new Liberal Government presence on the international stage. That call f...

Why We Love Science

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

The scientific breakthroughs that have occurred in our lifetimes are stunning, but we are just getting started. Just look at this wishlist of 50 scien...

Cities Of Invisible People

Toby Norman | Posted 07.25.2016 | HuffPost Home
Toby Norman

Today, over a fifth of the world's population remain perpetually invisible, over one in five people do not officially count. But they do, because every person counts. We need to give them the option to take off their invisibility cloaks when and if they choose.

What Good's A Forum If Nobody Can Get To It?

Michael Gill | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Michael Gill

The fact that the world's governments are even able to meet in New York is thanks to modern air transport. However, providing safe, efficient and reliable air service does not just help diplomats reach UN headquarters. Aviation plays a more fundamental role in helping to support development around the world.