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Secret Aid Worker: Who Will Save The White Saviours From Themselves?

Secret Aid Worker: Who Will Save The White Saviours From Themselves?

When one lives in a town full of well-intentioned, yet gravely mistaken colonialists, missionaries and aid workers you settle into a jaded state fairly quickly. The stories you hear shock and disturb – from the twentysomething-year-old with a high school diploma practicing medicine on children, to the married director of a Christian NGO who was […]

Leaving Women Out Of Development Statistics Just Doesn’t Add Up

Leaving Women Out Of Development Statistics Just Doesn’t Add Up

We have a sexist data crisis: information we depend on to make social and economic policy, and to monitor progress, is unable to reflect the reality of the lives of women and girls. In the low-income neighbourhoods of Lima, Peru (pdf), travel time and childcare demands stand in the way of businesswomen’s ability to complete […]

Managing Work And Family Life Not Easy: Indra Nooyi

Managing Work And Family Life Not Easy: Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo’s India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has acknowledged that managing her family life and work was “not easy” and while she does not regret pursuing her career, she is filled with “heartaches” for not spending as much time with her daughters when they were growing up. In a candid discussion, Nooyi, among the only 4 per […]

SMEs Big Losers In Chase Bank Mess

SMEs Big Losers In Chase Bank Mess

Businesspeople have been left in shock on learning that they cannot access their money in Chase Bank. For an institution that marketed itself as “the relationship bank”, Chase was the bank of choice for young entrepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises mostly run by women and youth. The bank’s popularity was fuelled by its vibrant […]

Liberia: ‘More Difficult Times Ahead’

Liberia: ‘More Difficult Times Ahead’

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has told Liberians to expect more difficult times within the next several months. The Liberian leader made the statement at ceremonies marking the first employees and farewell program of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning for outgoing minister Amara Mohammed Konneh. “The biggest test is coming, because in the next several […]

The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Your Time

The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Your Time

Small-business owners waste their time on what I call $10 an hour work, like running to get office supplies. Meanwhile, they forgo the activities that earn $1,000 an hour, such as sending the right email to the right person, or negotiating a lucrative contract, or convincing a client to do more business with you. Entrepreneurs […]

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

Sitting under the shade of the acacia trees in Nyaruguru, Rwanda, 52-year-old Caritas Mukagatana lists every member of her family killed in the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 people in just 100 days. “I had a large family but out of that large family only me, two of my children, and my […]

Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Become Junior Golfers

Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Become Junior Golfers

1. Wellness for life: With the youth obesity epidemic in our country, golf is a sport that helps young people get off the couch. When you play golf, walking the golf course and carrying your bag, a 150-pound person burns 350 calories and walks more than 10,000 steps. 2. Spend time with family: Golf is a […]

The Duties Of The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

The Duties Of The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide acts as a catalyst to raise awareness of the causes and dynamics of genocide, to alert relevant actors where there is a risk of genocide, and to advocate and mobilize for appropriate action. The Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect leads the conceptual, political, institutional and […]

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Sport is a unique and powerful tool for promoting dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of every member of the human family.  It is a driving force for positive social change.  That is why some of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women have been, and remain, engaged in helping the United Nations to raise […]