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She Leads Africa: How African millennial women are paving the way for each other

By Paula Omiyi, ONE Intern

(Photo credit: She Leads Africa)

The young female population in Africa is rapidly growing. so it is vital to make provisions …


What is energy poverty?

Have you ever wondered what energy poverty actually is? Well, not only do we have the answer to that, but we also have a four-minute glimpse from the …


From shack to a toilet mall: How I moved with my toilet to the city

By David Kuria, CEO of Ecotact Limited and IkoToilet

Standing in the chilly, drizzling night of April, I debated whether to dash some 100 feet to the


Why toilets win

Today is World Toilet Day and we’re working with to turn your attention to the 2.4 billion people who lack access to a toilet worldwide. …


Husbands’ Schools: Funny name, but serious goals and results

By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund In Niger, …

Reproductive Health

Meet an African organization fighting anemia and blood cancer

By Paula Omiyi, ONE Intern (CEO/Principal Engagement)Photo credit: AraIf you are of African descent, then you probably know someone who has sickle …


The Power of a Woman

Guest post By Michele Sullivan, President of the Caterpillar Foundation and Vicki Escarra, Global CEO of Opportunity International

“A strong woman is a


PHOTOS: How Africa is Hacking Its Energy Crisis

ONE is excited to be partnering with Discovery Digital Networks to show how Africa is hacking its energy crisis. Laura Ling from Discovery traveled …

Energy Crisis

Dr. Mkopi: "I know I can't do it all"

Photo credit: Gavi

We had the chance to sit down with Dr. Namala Mkopi, a pediatrician in Tanzania and the first Shot@Life Champion. As the Shot@Life …

East Africa

Welcome to Nigeria’s first robot school!

Today is UNESCO’s World Science Day for Peace and Development. To celebrate, read the story of Project 10,000 Kids, which aims to teach thousands of


7 ethically made gifts for everyone on your holiday list

This year, give gifts that give back! These socially conscious products make a positive impact throughout the African continent—and are hand-picked …


Cause for celebration: World Health Organization declares Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak is over

There was a lot of celebrating, dancing, and even running this weekend in West Africa, and all for good reason. More than a year and a half since the …

Sierra Leone

The incredible power of art to change the world

“Art can go through where other things can’t. You can’t have barriers, because it breaks through your prejudices, breaks through everything that you

Social Movements

Behind the scenes of "Strong Girl Remix"

To celebrate the U.S. launch of the “Strong Girl Remix,” I sat down with two of the artists from the song: Zimbabwe’s Selmor Mtukudzi and Tendai …


10 photos that take you inside the intriguing world of Kenya's warrior tribe

This post by Susan Portnoy originally appeared on TakePartWorld on November 4, 2015.
It was a mild September night, and I was in Kenya’s northern …


New bill to boost trade with African countries clears key committee

By Jacqueline Quinones, ONE Government Relations

Six months ago, Congress passed a 10-year renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). …

African Studies

Why investing in research and development is a necessity for healthier lives for all

Imagine you live in New York City in the year 1915. You’ve never heard of a smartphone, Netflix, or Twitter. The thought of a woman running for …


Win a trip to NYC to celebrate 10 years of ONE and (RED)!

We’re hosting a very special evening in NYC on World AIDS Day, December 1st, to celebrate the incredible progress that’s been made in the fights …

New York City

If we Let Girls Learn, this is how they could change the world

62 million girls around the world are not in school. It’s time to make a change!As part of the U.S. government’s commitment to Let Girls Learn, First …


The secret ingredient that could turn a dry UN document into real change for a 15-year-old girl

This post was originally published on Huffington Post Impact on October 28, 2015.

World leaders have just agreed upon the Global Goals for sustainable …

Open Government

6 TED Talks you HAVE to watch

In these awesome, hand-picked TED Talks, these speakers draw upon their own experiences, relationships, and stories to show us why we, as a global …

TED Talks

6 Pinterest-worthy sweet treats popular in South Africa

Are you looking for some new fall traditions? How about trying a few treats that are popular in South Africa? Pick your favorite to make and add to …


6 quotes that show how the world can be a better place by 2030

By now, you’ve heard about the Global Goals adopted by the UN in September and how they’ll shape world progress between now and 2030. Now, watch this …


World Polio Day: How far we’ve come and what’s left to do

By Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(This post originally appeared on Voice of America on October 23, …


These Solar Sisters promote energy access in a gender-inclusive way

By Helena Contes, ONE Policy

“Okay, so who here knows the company Avon?”

Neha Misra, Co-founder and Chief Collaboration Officer at Solar Sister, was …

Renewable Energy

"My son was born in our car:" Reflections on maternal health and the importance of skilled birth attendants

A newborn baby in a hospital nursery. Photo credit: Bonnie U. Gruenberg/Creative Commons

Last week, Mark Leon Goldberg—editor of the U.N. and global …

7 African entrepreneurs who are blazing trails and changing lives

In Africa today there is an entrepreneurial boom taking place—a steadily rising number of young businessmen and women who are building successful, …


3 meals, 1 family: A day of food in Senegal

By Jori Lewis

On a recent rainy morning, Léna Diop, 21, and a few members of her family get a slow start to their day in the working-class Dakar …


The power of the pumpkin in Uganda

With Halloween right around the corner, everyone is flooding the store to get their costumes, candies, and, of course, their pumpkins! Did you know


4 ways a recycled bar of soap is creating change in Uganda

By Erin Zaikis, founder of Sundara FundChances are you’ve got a few of ‘em in your bathroom right now. But for many of the world’s poor, a bar of …