By leapfrogging Africa to an interconnected and well-balanced continent both social and environmental innovations will flourish.
Large-scale events, such as international conferences and sports competitions, that take place in cities in emerging countries present both an opportunity and a danger.
Judging from this year's awards season, and every other one really, it's clear that the lack of diversity is still a major issue. The fight, however, is on so many levels.
There are hundreds of little Lupitas across the globe that now believe they can achieve their dreams because of your presence as an astounding role model. This Oscar win is more than just another accolade; it symbolizes a change that women of color have been waiting for.
Audrey had always been a "giver," but she now felt compelled to do something more personally meaningful. She needed to roll her sleeves up and become fully invested in a cause.
A beloved, venerable African elephant named Torn Ear was killed in Kenya on February 7 by poachers who shot him with poisoned arrows. Richard Bonham discovered Torn Ear's fatal injury while observing him at a watering hole.
Most significantly, the changes in river flow caused by the dam and the irrigation schemes could cause a huge drop in the water levels of Kenya's Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
There's no feeling of speed or ascension, yet you can see that you're moving. It's like standing 1,200 feet in the air, and your basket resting on an invisible people mover.
2014 is our second year of daily giving, a practice we recommend you take on in your own way. You'll understand how the simple practice of daily giving has the power to transform.
At the international level, if those who promote and organize atrocities on both side of a conflict are not subject to accountability, the message of impunity to the citizens of that country undermines the establishment of a peaceful and well-functioning society.
As we form a larger and louder global alliance with survivors who are demanding justice, let us reflect on the African proverb: "A single bracelet does not jingle." On this V-Day, let's make some noise.
What if, in order to overcome the biggest problems we're facing, we need a two-pronged attack that places greater emphasis on interdisciplinary thought and experiential learning as opposed to rigid disciplines and lectures?
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1,000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.
This week, we funded projects in Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, India, and the U.S. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.
The success of Africa's integration will be based on the full cooperation between political leaders, citizens and a unified mission for sustainable and inclusive growth for all. The laws and regulations are increasingly in place, now action is left to the people.
For nascent innovators who aspire to creatively impress upon and uplift the lives of those less privileged, 'social innovation' can seem like an under...