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Let us remember our youth today on #YouthDay, and remember that they are not yet adult, but in a transition period between being children and adults. It is our collective responsibility to prepare and shepherd them through this transition safely, to protect them from harm and violence and exploitation.
For the first ever UN World Youth Skills Day we look at the state of the world’s youth. The largest youth generation ever is having a harder time finding work than ever before. The youth unemployment crisis is one of the most significant development challenges we face today. We look at causes, data, and solutions.
The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world. – Dr. Paul Farmer
For decades, aid groups have traveled to Haiti to donate wells, tanks, and water purification machines. But these efforts often fail because of poor management and maintenance. Today, nearly 70 percent of Haitians still lack access to clean water. This story is different. It’s about Haitians and foreigners working together to design a lasting solution, […]
Global Citizenship involves the ability to navigate across cultures, to communicate and work well with people of other faiths and political beliefs, to build coalitions and work in teams, to listen and engage broadly, to be empathetic, to use peace-building language, to lead from behind through adaptive challenges, to exercise both humility and initiative by crossing […]
A world of untapped potential In Half the Sky, Kristof and WuDunn make a compelling case that the emancipation of oppressed women around the globe is the central moral issue of our time, much as slavery was that of its time. But they go beyond saying that women and girls are victims in need of […]
Yeah, I know; this video came out last year. But, I just saw it for first time last week. It’s very funny in a way that requires someone like me to be able to laugh at himself. My life as a professional international development practitioner has actually been lived somewhere between “this is what you’re […]
Originally posted on KM on a dollar a day:
I’ve been reflecting a couple of interesting discussions lately on aid communication and fundraising. In the first, Kurante organized a Google Hangout on “Poverty Porn” i.e. the use of negative, shocking images in aid campaigns (the recording and the twitter storify of the discussion can be…