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Rural Energy Poverty – A threat to the environment and women

When we think about the term Energy Poverty, we picture households in the dark, without electricity....

Barriers to Humanitarian Response

Over the past few decades, the nature, place and understanding of humanitarian response has evolved significantly....

A Measure of WASH Sustainability: Findings from Ethiopia

The Howard G. Buffett supported Global Water Initiative (GWI) has been operating in Ethiopia since October...

Integrating Technology in WASH Monitoring

Over the past two decades, the global water sector has made great strides in reducing the...

2014: The Playlist

The Economic Impact of the Ebola Crisis

Introduction Epidemics and other health crises in Africa continue to take a massive toll on human...

Life in Mbokop, Cameroon

It was my second time in Mbokop, and unlike the first time, I traveled there alone...

Laying the framework for Water and Sanitation Sustainability

Driving through the hustle and bustle of Lusaka, it is really hard to imagine that the...

#FreePalestine

Help Bring Sustainable Energy to Madagascar

BioD is a novel technology that addresses deforestation and air pollution while saving families time and...

The Gender Gap in the Digital Divide – Gender and ICT

Although from observations and anecdotal evidence, we have “known” of the existence of a gender gap...

Why save an Endangered Language?

Languages fascinate me. Not just the ones that are widely spoken like Spanish or Swahili, but...

Statistics on Water & Sanitation Failures

The above graph shows the trend in the average global failure rate for water points in developing...

The Gambia, as I saw it

It’s very easy to miss The Gambia on a map of mighty Africa. The smallest country...

Lilayi Elephant Orphanage

The Lilayi Elephant Orphanage right outside Lusaka, Zambia, is one of only two elephant nurseries in...
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float; to gain all while you give; to roam...

A walk through a Hospital in Rural Gambia

As part of Hand in Health and Books for Africa’s project to expand ICT in The...

Information and Communication Technology for Development

Today’s mobile phones, even those basic brick-like “non-smart” ones, have more computing power than the Apollo...
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul....

In Between Politics and Humanitarian Agendas: UNRWA and Palestinian Statehood

Abstract The United Nations Work and Relief Agency (UNRWA) is the oldest, most-established and perhaps the...

A traveler’s guide to Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka is so much more than just a city. It is a whirlpool that pulls anything...

CREER – A Partnership between Rincon, Panama and EWB-DC

Three years ago, I traveled to the community of Rincon in the Ngöbe-Buglé Comarca of Panama...

The Impact of the Syrian Crises on Palestinian Refugees

As Syria witnesses what has evolved into a full-blown civil war, the Palestinian refugees in Syria...

Gender in Development : A Case Study of Bangladesh

Headlines and reports would have us believe that women have reached gender parity in Bangladesh. The...

The Trayvon Martin case – one small trial, one big societal question

On the night of February 26, 2012 one 17-year-old African American high school student, Trayvon Martin...

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