Africa: Access to jobs

Women sorting coffee bean in Mbale Eastern Uganda

As we get closer to the 2015 deadline, the debate about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is no longer about whether the goals will be met but instead what will replace them. The debates about what the new development agenda should look like have generated wide-ranging opinions and a corpus of literature has been produced from which we can glean an emerging view about … [Read more...]

Why sanitation matters to girls

Skills Centre- Ruhanga SW Uganda

  Having access to a toilet is something that we in the West take for granted but the lack of access to sanitation including a toilet has implications for at least 2.6 Billion folk in the developing world  as Mark Tran explains in The Guardian, Sanitation related diseases such as diarrhea impact the health of individuals and some argue that there is no point giving a … [Read more...]

How can the world save children from stunting?


According to Veronique Lorenzo, Head of Unit EuropeAid- European Commission all we have to do is educate women to secondary school level. Let me start from the beginning. A few days a go I stumbled upon this tweet and my immediate reaction was how simple it all sounds. How can the world save children from stunting? #FundEducation @EU_Commission @europeaid … [Read more...]