Category: Purpose

On World Refugee Day: What lessons we can learn from Africa

Today, low- and middle-income countries host a majority of the world’s refugees. The reality of refugees striving to rebuild their lives alongside host communities can fuel divisive politics, and the strain of refugee flows can threaten hard-won development gains. Despite the political turmoil precipitated by forced displacement, this is an eminently manageable challenge for the…

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How the Women’s March Action Network seeks to Mobilize and Empower Local Groups 

The success of the Women’s March led many local community huddles around the country to begin organizing and envisioning next steps for the resistance. Neighborhood action networks continue to sprout across the country with the aim to convene and engage a diverse group of marchers and allies that are committed and ready to take collective…

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Development Labs, Start-Ups, and Tech: Innovative Solutions for Poverty Alleviation

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a DCTech Meetup event called “DevTech – Innovative Solutions for Poverty Alleviation” hosted at the Embassy of Sweden. When this meetup was first posted, I knew immediately this was a program I could not miss (even if it meant incorporating it into to my partially…

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