Uganda’s long walk to Green Economy and Bududa Land-slides
Now here is part of the story on Uganda’s journey to conserve the environment and fight climate change. On the eve of this year’s World Environment Day; I listened to Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment – Maria Mutagamba with sadness. The minister lamented that her hands are sometimes tied […]
Can Private Education Increase Enrolment and Completion Rates Among Africa’s Youth?
On July 3, Pearson, a UK textbook company, announced its launch of a £10 million (approximately 15.4 million USD, 12.7 million Euros) fund directed at affordable education for children from low-income households in Ghana. However, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) question whether it will improve school attendance, as many focus on raising […]
Climate Change: Saving the World – Are you doing your part?
Climate Change – a global phenomenon is happening to all of us irrespective of race, color and sexuality. It is one of the trending topics on the global scene at the moment. On the agenda during the Rio+20 conventions, Climate Change was never left out as its issue which that […]
Kenya: One More Country That Should Get It Right With Oil Find
Oil has a comical way of affecting history. Many conspiracy theorists have blamed oil on a host of issues that have rocked the world in the past decade, including the Libyan Uprising especially and the Arab Spring, generally. Hardened schemers have gone as far as to suggest 9/11 and the […]
Liquid Assets: Inter-Urban Water Management in East Africa
East Africa has the lowest level of urbanization on the continent. United Nations Population Division (UNPD) data estimates East Africa’s rate of urbanization to be 23 percent in 2007. Circular labor migration between rural areas characterizes most movement in the region. Additionally, rural-urban migration is common strategy of income diversification […]