The White Nile in South Sudan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. As I was landing in Juba, the bustling capital of South Sudan, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my days working in Khartoum for the UN…

Steve Utterwulghe, Patrick Banya |

More than 700 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. If that number seems daunting, then consider this: 1.1 billion people – more than three times the population of the United…

Korina Lopez |

Also available in: العربية Are we harnessing the power of the sun? With the success of rooftop solar and other initiatives, we’re beginning to head in the right direction.   Photo: Bernd Sieker/…

Isabel Chatterton |

Ecosystem: A complex of living organisms, their physical environment, and all their interrelationships in a particular unit of space.Tourism: A social, cultural and economic phenomenon that…

Shaun Mann |

Wasting billions of dollars, time and time again, to stage self-indulgent sports spectacles is no way for any society to build shared prosperity for the long term. But just try explaining that…

Christopher Colford |

Afghanistan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. This latest blog post should start with a mea culpa. Indeed, my 2015 work plan for public-private dialogue (PPD) did start in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, not…

Steve Utterwulghe |

Il y a mille ans, le célèbre mathématicien et homme de science arabe Al-Hazen quittait Bassora pour le Caire afin d’y occuper un nouveau poste près de l’Université Al-Azhar. A l’époque, le Moyen-…

Joulan Abdul Khalek |

منذ حوالي الألف عام إنتقل العالم العربي الشهير والمتخصص في الرياضيات إبن الهيثم من البصرة إلى القاهرة لتولي وظيفة جديدة في أحد الأحياء المجاورة لجامعة الأزهر. في ذلك الوقت، كانت المنطقة العربية…

جولان عبد الخالق |

One thousand years ago, the famous Arab scientist and mathematician Al-Hazen moved from Basra to Cairo to take up a new job in a neighborhood near Al-Azhar University. At the time, the Middle East…

Joulan Abdul Khalek |

Emiko Kashiwagi / Flickr Industries account for nearly one-third of direct and indirect global greenhouse-gas emissions, and they will be playing an increasingly important role in achieving the…

Etienne Kechichian |