Building is good, but building for sustainability is even better…

I recently came across a quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., which resonated deeply with me and spoke to the crux of this article – “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build, and nobody wants to do maintenance.” Climate change and its attendant issues have received more attention in the past […]

The Consumer as a Changemaker: Empowering Individuals to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

The narrative surrounding sustainability has often focused on large-scale solutions – government policies, international agreements, and industry overhauls. While these efforts are crucial, a powerful and often overlooked force for positive change exists much closer to home – the consumer. The concept of the consumer as a changemaker refers to individuals’ power to shape a […]

Leveraging COP28 Conversations to Advance the African Agenda

By Ejiro Gray. Director, Sahara Group Foundation. “Global inequality persists; climate impacts are unfairly distributed. Even with unconditional nationally determined contributions we are facing 2.9 degrees centigrade   warming. Developing countries face a staggering adaptation finance gap, 10-18 times as big as international public finance flows. The next decade will shape our future.” These are the words […]

Life in Plastic; All We Can Save

There is a chill around me. Droplets of cool moisture make my skin tingle. Though we are packed tightly, we do not feel the heat that ordinarily characterizes such constricting conditions.  We have the huge blocks of ice thrust in our midst and resting on our heads, to thank for this. I can feel the […]

2020 MCW Global Young Leaders Access Program

Deadline: January 5, 2020 The MCW Global’s year-long flagship program is for participants between the ages of 18 to 26, who are prepared to become leaders of positive change in their communities by obtaining tools and skills needed to transform passion into action. MCW is a non-profit organization that addresses communities’ needs by empowering current […]

2020 Global Change Leadership Program

Deadline: November 22, 2019 Applications are now open for the 2020 Global Change Scholarship Program run by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership in Novat Scotia, Canada. Established in 2011, the Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institutes’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership. Worth The Global Change Leaders […]

2020 Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) for Mid-career Academics

Deadline: December 20 2019 The ASLP is an initiative of the University of Pretoria in partnership with the Global Young Academy, funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It serves early- to mid-career researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts, and the humanities. The programme aims to grow mid-career African academics in the […]

Business Networking: The Whys and The Hows

Networking is defined by as creating a group of acquaintances and associates and keeping it active through regular communication for mutual benefit. And by as a socioeconomic business activity by which business people and entrepreneurs meet to form business relationships and to recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities, share information, and seek […]