Non-State Actors and Transport Facilitation
This article was originally drafted by the Centre for Democracy and Development for the newsletter “West Africa Insight” as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on futurechallenges.org, please click here. The West Africa Transport and Transit Facilitation Strategy of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) […]
Land Grabbing in Sierra Leone: Who Benefits – Farmers or Investors?
In launching the “Agenda for Change” in 2008, the Government of Sierra Leone declared “agricultural development and food security to be the foundation of the country’s economic development and poverty reduction” strategy. But is the large-scale acquisition of arable farmland in Sierra Leone by foreign investors part of this […]
The Greater We: The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance and Africa’s Youth
The World Bank defines governance as “the exercise of political authority and the use of institutional resources to manage society’s problems and affairs.” As we move forward in the second decade of the 21st century, the question of good governance is particularly important. Defining good governance (a nebulous term) as […]
Will Social Media Use In Kenya Bring Change To Kenyans?
It’s official: Kenyans, particularly young Kenyans are very addicted to the use of Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other online channels to meet like-minded people, share information and their thoughts. Now the BIG question is: “Would Kenyan youth use social media to bring change to Kenya come the 2012 general elections?” […]
The Effects of Dead Seaweed On Sierra Leone’s Beaches
The advent of democracy in Sierra Leone has opened up many opportunities for all sectors of the economy. The involvement of the United Nations, the European Union and NGOs from around the world in rebuilding the country after over a decade of civil war gives hopes for a brighter future […]