Wildlife Conservation

  We only have one Earth, and we share it with hundreds of thousands of other species. While humans have arguably taken over, there are still animals, worldwide, that live must live in their natural environments. However, humans can be vain, and often only think of themselves and not the numerous other species that we share this Earth with Many …

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Transparency Tuesdays

  Systemic corruption is one of the greatest forces against change across all societies. It manifests itself through small bribes paid to avoid a ticket to backroom political dealings. Find solutions to these seemingly intractable challenges can be tricky, to say the least. Transparency International’s International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) believe that to address this societal problem we must look for …

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Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

  Through our articles we parse out the ideas that people have designed to solve intractable issues in communities around the world. We look at how these ideas take shape, what methods they employ and relish in the idea that they are all changing the world one step at a time But what of those behind the idea? The tinkerers, the …

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Humanitarian Assistance Technology Series

  As mobile technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous around the world, particularly in high-income countries, it is also having a profound effect on how development projects are designed and implemented. This series by Lindsay Purchase explores the use of technology and telecommunications tools in humanitarian emergencies. These tools are being used by frontline responders and international aid agencies to deliver assistance to those …

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Seven Innovative Projects to Tackle Ebola

  The Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa, despite the efforts of many agencies and NGOs working hard to fight it. Governments have pledged to fund relief efforts across the region, including short-term interventions and long-term structural initiatives. The Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance’s (ELRHA) Research for Health in Humanitarian Crisis (R2HC) program has recently approved seven innovative projects aimed …

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