Future Day Part 2 – Hear what they say but pay more attention to what they don’t!
This is the second post in a the three-part series of articles looking at the Future Day held recently in Nairobi and organized by Future Challenges, SID East Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation. Check out the first post here . On this article I look at the security situation in the region and […]
Youth Unemployment and Education in Africa
In the year 2005, Africa’s youth unemployment was at 21 percent, much higher than the world average of 14.4 percent and second only to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s 25.6 percent. Youth unemployment in Africa is a problem of alarming proportions precisely because 65 percent of the […]
Future Day Part 1 – Hear what they say but pay more attention to what they don’t!
As part of their Trend Monitoring and Horizon Scanning function in the Greater Horn of East Africa, Future Challenges, SID East Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation organized a Future Day focused on regional integration in the East Africa Community. I attended the event, and this is the first of three articles taking […]
Death, Democracy and Incumbency in Africa
The death of Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills some weeks back presented a different test of how much Ghana’s democracy has matured. This West African nation ushered in democracy in 1992 and has since successfully held elections every four years. The way elections are conducted and the political […]
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 […]