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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Mad Fight: Poverty Vs. Richness

  Have we been doing wrong by targeting extreme poverty instead of extreme richness? The gap between rich and poor has now reached a new record. Credit Suisse has revealed that the richest 1% has now accumulated more wealth than the rest of the world all together, and the wealth owned by the bottom 50% […]