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

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

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

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

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,

“We heard children singing ISIL songs, and saw them role play executions in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp playground. We were distributing humanitarian aid. It was then that I realized, if we don’t do anything about this

Soon after Notre Dame in Paris went up in flames, teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, in a speech to the European Parliament, said she did not want to diminish the Notre-Dame fire, but wished there was an equal outpouring of

The world has made great strides in reducing poverty, death, and disease. Leaders from 193 countries have signed on to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an agenda of 17 benchmarks for progress through 2030, three of which are directly tied

Could humans and gorillas co-exist? Gorillas are a high endangered species and their life is constantly threatened by humans. Humans can either be a direct threat to gorillas (hunting) or an indirect threat – by getting diseases that will be

Energy, whether it be in regard to poverty or transition, is essential to human life and society, naturally putting it at the forefront of the news.  The United Nations launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2012 (SE4 all); in

You cannot separate good health from the availability of clean, sustainable and affordable energy. Which makes it shocking that, according to the International Energy Agency, 1.1 billion people across the world still lack access to a reliable electricity supply. It is

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