Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

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  • Future Challenges is looking for an intern!

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    The Bertelsmann Stiftung is one of Europe’s largest private operating foundations. It is a not-for-profit organization that, in keeping with the longstanding commitment of its founder Reinhard Mohn, seeks to shape a sustainable society. Global megatrends and process of social change, mounting worldwide debt, and the global economic and financial […]

  • The future is social but what of its future?

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    This article was originally drafted by Odoh Diego Okenyodo and 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, please click here. From February 5 to 7, 2013, a retreat on Using Social Media for Improved Democratic Governance and Citizen Participation was convened […]

  • Mobile Phones, Internet and Social Media Use in Kenya

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    In the developed world, communication has been easier as everyone in one way or another has a telephone line even before the coming of mobile phones and internet. The same could not be said about Africa. Up to around the year 2000, only offices within major urban centres had telephone lines. […]