Jean-David Kouassigan

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1. CIAT provides cassava, bean, and forage materials stored in its genebank free of charge for research and breeding purposes, now under the terms of …

The road to Germany’s global leadership is passing through Africa

As the US and the UK look inward, Germany is training its focus on Africa. The administration of chancellor Angela Merkel—who may now be considered the true leader of the free world—is setting up shop in emerging markets once dominated by the pound and dollar.<p>At last week’s World Economic Forum on …

Trump Plan To Cut Foreign Aid Endangers U.S. Interests

President Donald Trump’s plan to slash U.S. foreign aid in favor of increased military spending is likely to have the opposite effect he intends—it may ultimately make the world less safe and destabilize global economies.<p>The proposal, which would cut the U.S. State Department’s budget by 28 …

New Paper Summarizes Evidence on Biofortification Impact

<i>A recently published paper in the Global Food Security journal summarizes key evidence on biofortification and discusses delivery experiences, as</i> …

Why Business Leaders Make the Best Social Entrepreneurs

You'll have way more to give back and a far better chance of achieving an impact by starting out in the business world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social entrepreneurship is all the rage these days. Millennials in particular seem to be attracted to the combination …

HBS Celebrates 20th Anniversary of New Venture Competition - Social Enterprise - Harvard Business School

In April, Harvard students and alumni will compete for $300,000 in cash prizes to fund their startup dreams in the 20th Anniversary New Venture …

Somalia's diaspora poets step into the mainstream

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Beyoncé dropped her album "Lemonade" in April last year, it blew up the Internet and went platinum around the world. But for Somali poets across the diaspora it symbolized the rise of their art into the mainstream.<p>Queen Bey interlaced her album with passages of poetry from Warsan …

Take a Look at the Eye-Popping B&W Wildlife Images of Fine Art Photographer Anup Shah

Anup Shah considers himself a fine art photographer, and his amazing B&W images of wild beasts in Africa definitely take wildlife photography to a …

7 Hidden Museums in Paris Cooler than the Louvre

In an arts and culture capital such as Paris, it's hard to to know where to start when it comes to museums. Even more, it's almost impossible to sift …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

How Judith Rodin Created A New Model for Philanthropic Funding At The Rockefeller Foundation

During her tenure, the outgoing president has created innovative ways to use philanthropic dollars to unlock corporate donations, because–while philanthropy has a lot of money–it’s not enough to solve the world’s problems on its own.<p>In June 2016, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin …

Philanthropy

Nature Photographer Captures Stunning Images of African Wildlife at Night Under Moonlit Skies

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular …

The Top 10 Travel Flipboard Accounts We Love

With tens of millions of readers worldwide, Flipboard is clearly one of the top social magazines of choice. Naturally, we know a good thing when we …

Urban governance key to quality of life

Africa’s future is urban. Quality of life for Africa’s city dwellers will, however, directly depend on the quality of urban governance. Urbanisation …

Africa

Teenage girls to launch Africa's first private space satellite

<b>(CNN) —</b> They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions -- to launch Africa's first private satellite into space.<p>They are part of a team of high school girls from Cape Town, South Africa, who have designed and built payloads for a …

South Africa

World in Progress: Boosting African women entrepreneurs

There more women entrepreneurs on the African continent than anywhere else in the world - and in some countries, business women actually outnumber …

Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf Is One of the Few World Leaders Not Congratulating Donald Trump

When Donald Trump clinched the presidency early Wednesday morning, the stream of diplomatic niceties from world leaders streamed in.<p>Chinese President …

Translation and Localization for Africa: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially known as the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country famous for diamond reserves in the western coast of Africa. It has …

A New Business Strategy: Treating Employees Well

While some companies squeeze staff to make more money, a growing number are testing the theory that they can have both profits and happy workers.<p>NORWICH, VT—Call centers are not, typically, very happy places—especially around the holidays. Workers have quotas to make, and often sit in bleak …

Pearltrees- A Very Good Tool for Organizing, Bookmarking and Sharing Web Content

November 14, 2015<br>Pearltrees is a wonderful social bookmarking and curation tool. Students can use it to curate and organize web content into …

How a single-gender environment can lead girls to choose a STEM career

It's a call heard from academia to business: More women are needed in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. But how best to encourage girls to consider careers in STEM?<p>It turns out simply encouraging them to take risks and be the best they can in any subject leads many to …

Girls Gang Up Against Early Marriage

Siddharth Nagar (WFS) – Whereas she appears to be like any regular village girl from the vast countryside of Uttar Pradesh, quiet, unassuming and …

10 Great Android Science Apps for Students

June 3 , 2015<br>Explore the wonders of science with these Android apps specifically curated for kids, young learners and science enthusiasts. We …

Intelligent machines part 1: Big data, machine learning and the future

Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted in 1990 that a computer would beat a human world champion chess player by 1998. In 1997, that actually happened with …

Three girls prove sexist naysayers wrong with innovative bike business

<i>This post originally appeared on TakePart World</i><p><i>By Samantha Cowan. Samantha is a regular contributor for TakePart. She writes for a variety of online</i> …