The photo, “Children From Poisoned City,” shows three children joyfully playing “elastic,” a game in which two people hold each end of an expanded piece of elastic, while a third person jumps over it. The children are surrounded by a clear sky and an empty building.
At first glance, this seems to be an enjoyable moment, children playing… clear sky… but if we look closer, and note the description of the photo, we will start to understand the message behind it.
That's it - CommGAP is closing shop. October 31 will be the last day of the program. We look back on five years of research, advocacy, capacity building, and operational support in communication for governance reform. And yes, we are a little proud. As a friend of CommGAP told us last week, this end is an occasion to celebrate. And never fear - the blog stays on! The World Bank's External Affairs Operational Communication department will take over, with Sina Odugbemi and Diana Chung at the helm. Look forward to some new bloggers who will share with us new ideas and experiences from new areas of operational communication in development. CommGAP's many resources will remain accessible on our website.
Jordan’s young women graduates are finding jobs through a voucher project that pays the first six months of their salaries to employers willing to hire them.
The subject of innovation is slowly but surely on the rise; as nations realizing the steady shift from resource to the inevitable knowledge based global economy demand high speed innovation to stay ahead of the competition. From Japan to Colombia, Washington DC to Bulawayo - politicians are emphasizing retooling education for innovation.
Imagine there’s one factor without which development is not possible. Without it, there can be no economic development, no human rights, no peace and security.
Well, there actually is such a factor. And that factor is women.
It’s not surprising then, that the UN saw fit to have a whole day dedicated each year to women and their crucial role in making the world a better place.
What have you learned from your parents?
What makes you happy?
What difficult circumstances have you been through?
What does love mean to you?
Superheroes aren’t just into saving people from burning buildings or vanquishing evil masterminds. Some superheroes use their powers to spread powerful messages: messages of tolerance, celebrating diversity and understanding. The 99 are doing exactly that.
In a blog post some weeks ago, I talked about how chance events can end up shaping our entire lives—and sometimes the lives of others too.