Africa in 3D: Death, Destruction, and Disease

Have you ever come across an aid campaign on TV picturing a child sitting on a dusty ground, wearing ripped clothes, with a fly wandering around his face. The child in question is told to be suffering from cholera, diarrhoea, malaria, pneumonia…you name it. He becomes the ambassador of despair of a whole continent, where all […]

Contribution | Olive Trees, The Weapon Against Climate Change

Arnold is the Co-Founder of Eco-Green Consulting, Kenya. He has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Egerton University, Kenya; and currently pursuing his second Master’s Degree in Water Policy at the African Union Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), Algeria. A few weeks ago, while traveling in Algeria from Tlemcen […]

Income Inequalities: Enough is Enough

While working on income inequalities, one is often asked why should she/he cares about it, and why should we go against nature as we cannot be all equal! Some would dare to say that the secret of the wealth is hard work! (I know, right!) While fighting inequalities is not about eradicating them, but rather […]

Contribution L.R | NGOs: The Embellished Form of Colonialism

Radja Benmansour is an Advisor of Employability and Entrepreneurship at GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). She is a Fulbright Scholar and a Lehigh University Graduate in the field of Globalization and Education Change. International agencies and NGOs, these agencies are often driven by good intentions to provide support and help to other countries, yet their […]

Fighting The White Saviour Feminist in Me

It all starts with “I want all the women to be free and live in an equal world”. We young folks working in international development have those lofty standard goals, enthusiasm, stamina and strong faith in our cause. Sadly (or not) intention isn’t magic, and sometimes the ways that we carry out our intentions cause more […]

Contribution | Periods’ Miss Representation

Amina Douidi is a PhD researcher in Intercultural and Language Education at the University of Southampton, Co-founder and Regional coordinator – Africa of NextPeriod Some of my friends started calling me the Period Girl … I like being called a Period Activist, or Menstrual Activist. The question you might be asking yourself is “why do periods need […]