Mr Alex Kakooza is the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) in Uganda. His role is to ensure that resources for education are made available to all districts across…

Joanna Juzon, Julia Liberman |

Getting older is a natural process, and one that I would like to go through. However, in the community where I am living, getting older is the most challenging part of life. This is because people…

Tesfaye Tilahun Workineh |

The mountain Kingdom of Lesotho like many countries is no stranger to disasters. The landlocked small state of 2.2 million people is continually buffeted by multiple shocks, primarily drought but…

Maleshoane Lekomola-Danziger, Barry Maher, Alejandra Campero |

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on smallholder farmers in Africa. In some countries, supply chain disruptions have made it hard for farmers to get seeds, fertilizers, and…

Chris Toe, Wallace Shuaihua Cheng |

Whether we seek to reduce poverty, boost economic growth, or otherwise increase the welfare of Angolans, the starting point is the same: empower girls.

Mamta Murthi, Jean-Christophe Carret |

In 2020, the economies of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia together grew by 0.88%, despite the significant downside risks precipitated by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the…

Deborah Wetzel |

Smallholder farmers are defying well-established beliefs and proving that commercial agriculture can make Malawi a more prosperous place.

Francisco Obreque |

For many working mothers, earning enough money to support their children while taking care of them is a big challenge. In #BurkinaFaso, an innovative mobile childcare initiative is addressing the…

Rebekka Grun |

There is a vast amount of information and misinformation out there about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines.

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

Before COVID-19 struck in Mali, 9-year old Ami was in second grade in school in Bamako. With the pandemic, schools closed, and Ami and her 7-year-old sister, Awa, stayed home doing household…

Mamta Murthi, Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |