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March 17, 2017

Stopping postharvest food losses by scaling African-made low-tech cooling units

Written By. Abdi Latif Dahir Africa Innovators: March 13, 2017 Read Article here. The United Nations humanitarian chief announced the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria at risk of starvation and famine. “To be Read more…

August 21, 2016

Technology will drive scientific progress in Africa not the other way round

While basic scientific research is still relevant in Africa, its relevance is enhanced when linked to efforts to solve daily problems argues Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School   For example, in transportation, it is one thing to conduct basic research in material sciences. But the quickest way Read more…

August 16, 2016

Coping with Migration-Induced Urban Growth: Addressing the Blind Spot of UN Habitat

Philipp Aerni This article is a contribution to the Sustainability Special Issue: A Contextual and Dynamic Understanding of Sustainable Urbanisation   Read the full article here   or   Download PDF version here Abstract The demography of cities in the 21st century will be shaped, to a large extent, by migration. This paper argues that the rights-based approach Read more…