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 […]

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 […]

International Development: History is Written by Survivors

While discussing the international development related issues, We come across the West and the Rest relationship, and how the rich world has generously embarked with the other one on its journey to fight poverty and to push up the development ladder. For obvious reasons, this article will not discuss the negative impact of colonialism and slavery […]

Poverty: The Destiny of a Black Man

Poverty, a word that sends shivers down the spine. Poverty as a concept is one of the main drivers of foreign aid that is considered as a help to achieve development and escape that vicious concept. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 set as a first and primary goal to eradicate poverty by […]

Africa is a Country: Ignorance or Laziness

Many public figures, VIPs and journalists usually describe someone from Zimbabwe and a person from Kenya as “African”. They probably wouldn’t call them “Americans” if they were from Brazil, Argentina or the United States, even though the distance between the two is the same – and the economic conditions as different. You don’t have a […]

Volunteerism: The Healing Path of White Man

The economic development in Africa has been highly impacted by volunteerism in the last decade. We hear quite often about the outcome of this latter for the volunteer: it shapes one’s career, or helped him/her gain some experience before entering the job market, however how often do we hear about the outcome of one’s actions […]