Editors Note: Written by Former Liberia Education Minister George Werner, this article reflects on Partnership Schools for Liberia (now Liberian Education Advancement Programme) and the lessons that came from implementing one of Africa’s most innovative public sector transformations, largely enabled

What do we read about in the media when it comes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Pacific? There have been fears expressed lately by the UN that the SDGs are not being met-- at all-- in the

"We are a rich country but we are poor people," said one of the internally-displaced women who found shelter in a school in Tripoli. "How can I give a future to my girls? I am spending all my money on surviving

This month, Bogotá, Colombia is hosting the Young Peacebuilders’ Forum 2019: Leaving No Youth Behind Through Resolution 2250 and Agenda 2030. The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) has brought 60 young peacebuilders together to share their experiences as key

After I finished college, I came back home to stay with my family. In our village, I saw the need to educate my community on child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and the importance of education, which is why I

Maria Auma is a successful and socially-conscious female entrepreneur. She is the founder of Blue Luxury Investments (BLI), an organization providing education and financial support to young people and budding businesses in their local communities. While the business initially started

Across the world, we all face the same health workforce issue: The pool of health professionals is insufficient to meet the needs of the people, whether they live in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) or developed countries. The global health

Through globalization, the world is becoming increasingly interrelated, as is the chance to volunteer and advocate across borders. Yet, with this interconnectedness comes difficulties as well as perils. Many programs that advertise the opportunity to volunteer abroad come with a steep

Why Rome Cannot Hold a World Conference on Climate Change on its Own The next United Nations world conference on the climate, COP 26 to be held in 2020, should have been hosted by Rome. But now the event will be

A trip to Uganda generally begins and ends in Entebbe, where the banks of the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria, serve as a welcome mat. A visitor wouldn’t realize at first glance that this wet, lush, alive, and green

When we typically think of startup financing, we think of venture capital, angel investors, seed rounds, Shark Tank, etc. There are other ways to pursue your passion and build a business, especially in the world of impact investing and social

We got used to news about wildfires erupting across the world. Global warming lead to situations when state authorities are often caught off guard as the extent of wildfires has been gradually increasing. When a calamity of this kind happens,

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