Breakfast with explorers

I’m sitting on the top deck of a 747 after British Airways kindly decided to upgrade me to First Class. After a week in Washington DC it feels like a fitting – if not fortunate – end to a crazy and hugely productive, thought-provoking few days.

Promoting Safety and Property Rights for Women in Sierra Leone

“Over the years, women have been economically dependent, they have been discriminated against, and a lot of issues are stacked against women because we don’t see a lot of women advocating for women,” says Martin George, a Community Solutions Prog

Supporting Young African Leaders to Build Prosperity

More than 140 rising young Southern African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 9 – 11, 2016 to collaborate on their role in driving sustainable development and a prosperous future for Africa.

Job posting: APC seeks an Africa communications and research officer

13 June 2016
(APC for APCNews)

APC is looking for a dynamic information and communications person to join our team.

A Six-Point Plan for Change

Late last year I was in South Africa attending Buntwani 2015. As always, it was great meeting new people and catching up with old friends. Sadly, some of those old ‘friends’ included many of the issues we seem to continually face in the development sector, issues which don’t seem to ever want to go away.

Mandela Washington Fellows Discuss Sustainable Future for Africa

Over 160 young leaders from 21 West African countries gathered in Accra, Ghana, to share their expertise and engage on critical issues for the future of Africa.  In support of U.S.

How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case

16 May 2016
(Andrew Rens)

As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, scholar Andrew Rens has produced a paper that focuses on the role of the internet in providing educational resources in South Africa.

Nigerian Libraries Increase Access to Information for Women and Youth

Through the Beyond Access project, IREX is working with public libraries to help women, youth, and other marginalized groups access ICTs and improve their skills.
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