When you land in Bujumbura, Burundi, you are immediately struck by the verdant landscape. Everything is green. The peaceful city is surrounded by beautiful Lake Tanganyika, the deepest in Africa,…

Juergen Voegele, Veronique Kabongo, Arame Tall |

September 7, 2020, marked the first day of school in Burundi. Unlike many other countries around the world, schools remained open during the pandemic and students have completed the last school…

Veronique Kabongo, Jaime Saavedra, Hamoud Abdel Wedoud Kamil, Alex Twinomugisha, Julia Liberman |

The first case was reported in March 2020 and as of August 26, 2020, the country had 431 cases, including one officially reported death

Veronique Kabongo |

Although there are no national statistics in Burundi indicating how widespread child marriage is, numerous cases are reported all over the country. But does this necessarily mean that child…

Anaïs Chanelle Mwizer |

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 |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

The key hygiene issues arise at the consumption stage and downstream, during collection and sorting of plastic waste before recycling.

Grzegorz Peszko |

In 107 of 114 economies, there are fewer female than male STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) graduates.

Divyanshi Wadhwa |

To prepare Burundi’s youth for the future of work, it will take a combination of youth capacity building, availability of financial resources and partnership between governments and international…

Guy Tresor Ntwari |

Last October, I participated in End Poverty Day (EPD)  from the Zambia Country Office, where I had the opportunity to exchange with a host of young brilliant minds from Zambia and around the…

Hafez Ghanem |