Earlier this year we launched Inclusion Matters in Africa in Nairobi in collaboration with the Kenya National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC). We could not have hoped for a more informed and…

Simeon Ehui, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

The archetype of the strong African woman standing as an unmoving pillar of her community is one that transcends national borders on the African continent. While in the past, this image often…

Nayé Bathily |

I hated the question, “Who is circumcised in this class? This question was often asked by my literature teacher when we were reading, “The River Between” by professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o. One…

Benazir Mohamed Yussuf |

Growing up in the slums of Kawangware, gender-based violence (GBV) was no new term.
My earliest recollection of GBV is of my father, who was a drunkard shirker who jumped on any prospect to…

Patrick Githinji Muhoro |

Gender-based violence (GBV) has largely been understood as the act of violence against women. Hence society forgets that men also suffer the same way that women do, or even worse. It wasn’t until…

Janes Amondi Owuor |

Each year, the World Bank offices in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda host a Blog4Dev contest, inviting young people throughout the country to share their views on a topic of our choosing.
 

Diarietou Gaye |

Various scholars have indulged tremendous resources to study poverty. Amartya Sen is among such scholars. He used the ideas of Adams Smith as his building blocks and looked at poverty as lacking…

Collin Namayuba Nabiswa |

Sustainable energy access is vital to the eradication of poverty.  I believe that by providing access to affordable energy, it triggers the domino effect of bringing light, clean water, tools of…

Martha Nasipwondi Wakoli |

From Slums to Cocktail Parties - African Jewelry is Trending Sub-Saharan Africa is home to the world’s highest female entrepreneurial activity, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor…

Maleele Choongo |

Mind the Gap: Gender Equality and Trade in Africa (Trailer) According to the World Bank report, "Women and Trade in Africa: Realizing the Potential", eliminating gender-specific barriers…

Maleele Choongo |