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G4t Initiative Will Address Gender Imbalance

G4t Initiative Will Address Gender Imbalance

MasterCard recently launched technology skills acquisition initiative for girls in Nigeria. What is the initiative all about? It is an educational programme called Girls4Tech, simply known G4T, which is Mastercard’s signature education programme designed for young girls around the world. By leveraging our employee expertise in payments technology, our goal is to inspire girls to […]

Women Need To Contribute To Their Country’s Development

Women Need To Contribute To Their Country’s Development

Women’s network calls for a balanced participation of men and women in decision-making and peace consolidation dialogue. They have launched a common agenda for all Burundian women this September 5th 2017. In their program, Women’s Network focuses on an effective involvement of Burundian women in peace preservation. They say women have significant contribution to the […]

Want to Build a High-Performing Team?

Want to Build a High-Performing Team?

  Many leaders believe a team is only as strong as its weakest link. Thus many organizations spend a lot of time working to attract the best talent, while performance-managing those that aren’t operating at the standard they would like. But building a world-class team isn’t about just getting the right people on the bus. […]

Uganda, Tanzania Start Work On Construction Of $3.5bn Oil Pipeline

Uganda, Tanzania Start Work On Construction Of $3.5bn Oil Pipeline

  The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda laid a foundation stone on Saturday for the construction of a $3.55 billion-crude export pipeline that would pump Ugandan oil for international markets. The 1,445 km-project – set for completion by 2020 – will stretch from landlocked Uganda’s western region, where crude reserves were discovered in 2006, to […]

Finding the right key

Finding the right key

In the right key one can say anything. In the wrong key, nothing: the only delicate part is the establishment of the key. – George Bernard Shaw One of the best ways to become aware of the astonishing diversity of human reactions is to speak to a group of people. You can’t help noticing how differently people […]

Ghana: Girls’ Education Network Launched

Ghana: Girls’ Education Network Launched

The renowned Ghanaian educationist, Dr. KwegyirAggrey once famously said “if you educate a male you educate an individual but if you educate a female you educate a nation.” This quote demonstrates the importance and the benefits to the society of female or girl-child education. To give meaning to the above quote and to ensure that […]

Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

It’s 2 p.m., and time is ticking away at snail speed. But all you can seem to do is watch the clock, waiting for 2:01… and then 2:02… Seriously, where is 5 o’clock? When productivity starts to wane and those cubicle walls just aren’t inspiring you anymore, get out of the office. Leave. And go […]

The Habits of 12 Highly Successful Women

The Habits of 12 Highly Successful Women

To pursue a high level of success, you must overcome adversity in all its forms. Over the last several decades many women have poured themselves into their work to make their dreams become realities, and they’re remembered for who are they are and not just what they’ve done. They have overcome stereotypes, unfair laws and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Over Dinner

LOUD WHISPERS:  Over Dinner

Pat: I am so glad we could do this at last Jemike: It seems there are never enough hours in the day Pat: How was General’s funeral? Jemike: It went very well. It was as grand as we all knew it would be. Security was very tight. My Aunt and I drove up to the […]

Education for Development (1)

Education for Development (1) This week I have decided to publish a section of a speech I gave at the graduation ceremony of a school in Lagos sometime last July. The topic was on education as a path to development. This week’s contribution is the first instalment; it will be concluded next week. I began […]

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