Attending WordCampUSA Philly was a great opportunity to join over 1800 bloggers, developers, programmers, users and even educators. Joining together to learn, share, and collaborate on a platform that allows for dynamic content to be posted in diverse digital environments. Attending with my students Joshua Rodriguez, a junior studying Biology and Johnathan Gregory a junior … [Read more...] about Africans Can Learn from WordCamps
A video by volunteers at Luket Ministries has caused a stir amongst Ugandans and friends of Uganda, although the video has been taken down, the conversation has continued amongst Ugandans .Luket Ministries, an Oklahoma missionary group working in Jinja, Uganda, produced an insensitive music video. Creative Director Natasha Perryman wrote the lyrics and is … [Read more...] about This is what’s wrong with Voluntourism
African diaspora love their heritage countries and most send support in various forms to their families that remained behind. Most send money and it has been noted that remittances to Africa have surpassed Western aid Beyond sending money, Africans in the diaspora have setup various networks to address issues impacting entire communities back home by mobilising resources and … [Read more...] about The power of African Diaspora networks
Over a month ago now, Britain voted to leave the European Union and the unintended consequences are gradually becoming apparent We now have a new government in place whose biggest challenge is to follow through the will of the people by taking the country out of the EU , whilst the Labour Party, the main opposition political party in the UK is tearing itself apart as it seeks … [Read more...] about Brexit- unintended consequesences for international development
On a continent where some 600 million people people live in households without electricity, it is very re-assuring to sit and listen to bank officials throw light on a plan empower African youth with jobs, 25 million of them. At the very recent African Development Bank's annual meeting in Lusaka, there was a focus on 5 key areas President Adesina had prioritized. After … [Read more...] about Empowering Africa with 25 million jobs?