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Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds...

By Nicola Tyler 20 Mar 2017

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it's critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It's also one that equips students with crucial skills...

By Chao Charity Mbogo 9 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Students' social activism FTW!

Global design students Bo-Won Keum of the Rhode Island School of Design affectionately known as ‘Risdee' (RISD) and Rhys Jones of Canada's Carleton University of Industrial Design, enthralled attendees at the second day of Design Indaba 2017 with their use of design to make the world a better place...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Real global connectivity, three words at a time

Technology designer Chris Sheldrick lit up the afternoon session on the first day of Design Indaba 2017 with his talk on tech startup What3words and used small words with big numbers to explain how it is quite literally changing the world for the better...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2017

First group graduates from GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme

The GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme recently saw the graduation of its first 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.

27 Feb 2017

GSMA report encourages government policies for inclusive digital economies

The GSMA has released its Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for Building the Digital Economy report which encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and promote development of digital economies...

27 Feb 2017

Sustainable African businesses can help unlock $1tn in new market value

A recently released report, African Better Business, Better World puts African CEOs and entrepreneurs in the spotlight as drivers of a sustainable future...

24 Feb 2017

Indian Ocean Dipole: The obscure climate phenomenon driving drought

An obscure climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean is contributing to an East Africa drought that is threatening the lives of millions of people, as famine looms...

By Jared Ferrie 24 Feb 2017

Is sustainability baked into your strategy?

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the world's largest investors, said, “The pursuit of profit maximisation at any cost has come at a great cost to the planet and our humanity. Today's culture of quarterly earnings hysteria is totally contrary to the long-term approach we need.”

By Sue Morris 23 Feb 2017

Morocco tops new survey on quality of African urban life

Four Moroccan cities, led by Marrakesh, ranked among the top 10 African cities for quality of life in a new survey published on Tuesday, 21 February...

23 Feb 2017

Sage launches $1m fund to inspire African innovation

The Sage Foundation recently launched a $1m enterprise fund open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls...

23 Feb 2017

Global future food security in jeopardy warns FAO report

Intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and climate change has put mankind's ability to feed itself in jeopardy a new report by FAO warns...

22 Feb 2017

Africa pays for fragmented cities, study finds

In a city such as London, commuters who travel for an hour to get to work pass 2.5-million jobs on the way...

By Hilary Joffe 16 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy...

16 Feb 2017

Rwanda to export fortified foods

Rwanda will start exporting fortified foods, next month, thanks to a new modern factory launched last week Thursday...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 7 Feb 2017

Africa: a continent of hope

Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential...

By António Guterres 6 Feb 2017

#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

The role of African universities in achieving the SDGs

While the SDGs are wide-ranging, said Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng...

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

Horn of Africa faces acute food shortage

Drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the October-December rains. FAO estimates that over 17 million people are currently in crisis...

30 Jan 2017

Eating insects has long made sense in Africa. The world must catch up

Eating insects is as old as mankind. Globally, two billion people consume insects, a practise known as entomophagy. It is more common in Africa than anywhere else...

By Saliou Niassy, Sunday Ekesi 24 Jan 2017

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International

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future

Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with.

21 Feb 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels, all intended to establish a common access regime of tuna and tuna-like species in the region.

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

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