Africa

Life in full circle

In both my books – The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator from 2013 and Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation published this March – I make no secret of my early struggles to find meaning and purpose.

CIPESA: "The African Declaration is key to reach a common understanding of online rights policy"

15 March 2016
(APC for APCNews)

“A fundamental challenge in the digital age is how to protect human rights and freedoms on the Internet, and the African continent is no exception.” To know more about the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, APC has talked to CIPESA, an organisation that wo

Submission in advance of the consideration of the periodic report of South Africa, Human Rights Committee

7 March 2016
(Privacy International, Right2Know, and the Association for Progressive Communications)

Privacy International, Right2Know, and t

Empowering Girls as Leaders Through Education in Ghana

Girls from rural communities in northern Ghana face a number of obstacles to complete their education: child marriage, a disproportionate share of household responsibilities, child labor practices, and limited family income, to name a few.

A call for sanity – not innovation – in humanitarian tech.

If you’re a socially-focussed tech organisation working with refugees, it’s been a pretty tough few months. Not only have you had to deal with the ever-growing number of people fleeing conflict – now at record levels – but you’ve had to deal with the politics of the ‘humanitarian technology sector’.

Time for a top-down bottom-up development challenge?

Earlier last week I stumbled into a post on Chris Blattman’s website provocatively titled ‘Is this the most effective development program in history?‘ It in, he shares the story of how, in 2011, the Nigerian government handed out $60 million to 1,200 Nigerians – that’s a

Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya

21 January 2016
(GenderIT.org)

The DRC and Kenya are in focus in a series of country editions sharing the findings of the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety

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