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International Development

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.

The First 1,000 days

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Last Thursday the World Bank Group hosted a panel to discuss global efforts to combat early childhood malnutrition, the link to ending extreme poverty...

Challenges Women Face in Managing Public-Private Partnerships

FOMIN | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women

By Dennis Blumenfeld and Andrea Arzaba Díaz Dennis Blumenfeld coordinates an $8 million Multilateral Investment Fund technical assistance project t...

Activist Deaths Demand Accountability

Astrid Puentes Riaño | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Astrid Puentes Riaño

Justice for Berta demonstration outside the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Photo: Daniel Cima/IACHR Last year 185 environmental activists...

An Opportunity We Can't Afford to Miss: Creating a Global Ecosystem for Learning and Innovation

Wendy Kopp | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kopp

This essay was submitted to the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity and can also be found here. Last Autumn, the 193 M...

The Nigeria Power Situation: Hindsight, Insight and Foresight

Seyi Fabode | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Seyi Fabode

My last post on the Nigeria power industry was a reaction to a Vanguard article by the Minister of Power. It was an article I read while at Murtala Mohammed Airport in the midst of what turned out to be a brief power outage.

What Now for TTIP, CETA and UK Trade?

Mark Dearn | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Mark Dearn

The UK was key to the worst elements of TTIP. Now the British people must ensure we never see its like again.

How Businesses Can Do Well By Doing Good

Erik Solheim | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Erik Solheim

Each and every decision we take today related to private investment will have historic implications. We must learn that more and better investment is possible.

Fight Poverty Through Entrepreneurship

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

It's a big week for entrepreneurship. Today is the start of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by President Obama at Stanford University. Mo...

To Reach the SDGs, the World Needs a Multi-Generational Alliance

Bill Reese | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

Last year, more than 190 world leaders committed to end extreme poverty, reduce social and economic inequalities, and address the horrors of climate c...

Is there a future for small INGOs in the UK?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

On Wednesday the Global Development Institute (GDI)'s David Hulme represented a research project run jointly by GDI and the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID, the University of Sheffield), at the Small Charities International Development Debate in the House of Lords.

Is Africa Still Rising? Yes. Actually, It's Just Getting Started!

John-Paul Iwuoha | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
John-Paul Iwuoha

While there are exceptions in places like Burundi, DR Congo and a few other countries, democracy is taking root in Africa. The continent is now more peaceful and stable, compared to a few decades ago when it was run by dictators, military juntas and warlords.

Radio on the Road to 2030

Kevin Perkins | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Photo credit: Jesse Winter 2016 is the first year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new global blueprint for change. Strategically ap...

Celebrity advocacy doesn't always work, but who cares?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson meets with Danilo Astori, ex-vice president of Uruguay Linking celebrities with humanitarian causes has beco...

The Hidden Heroes of Gaziantep

Darcy Ataman | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Darcy Ataman

Each year on June 20th the United Nations invites organizations and people from around the world to celebrate World Refugee Day. This is an event that "honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence."