Photo: CIFOR | Flickr Creative Commons  Africa is a continent rich in natural resources and boasts a large young, ambitious, and entrepreneurial-minded population. Harnessed properly, these…

Fida Rana, Chidi Izuwah |

Photo: DFID | Flickr Creative Commons Health is one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, it is not feasible for any country, rich or poor, to provide its entire…

Cynthia Olotch |

Photo: UNMISS/Flickr Humanitarian and development efforts serve two distinct and complementary objectives. Humanitarian work focuses on responding to emergency situations in the immediate…

Priya Chopra |

Photo: Direct Relief, Flicker Creative Commons The Kenyan government launched its national long-term development plan, Vision 2030,  in 2008 with the aim of transforming Kenya into a newly-…

Monish Patolawala |

Increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, yet women aren’t represented in the roles that create this technology. In many places there are barriers to simply using…

Mariana Dahan, Melanie Walker |

Doing homework at night using power generated by human movement during recess earlier in the day. This play-powered light is offered by Empower Playgrounds.  (…

Anna Lerner |

Many university students learn Newton’s third law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. At one Kenyan university, two very positive actions – narrowing the backlog of…

Evans Kamau |

In the last couple of months, we saw some amazing events making the news headlines. From World Bank President Jim Kim’s outstanding lecture at Georgetown University on “Lessons from Ebola”, to the…

Mariana Dahan |

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), including mobile phones, are increasingly seen as critical tools to improve public health and health outcomes in Africa. Several experiments,…

Samia Melhem |