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Bill Gates and President Bill Clinton on the NSA, Safe Sex, and American Exceptionalism

You want a world-class conversation about the future of global health, the vanguard of philanthropy, and the divide between ignorance and data-driven …

Bill Gates

How phantom firms have robbed the DRC of billions

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world. Of the country’s 67.8 million people, almost 9 out of 10 live on …

Chijioke Okonkwo: Why energy access is vital to African development

Chijioke Obinna Okonkwo is a ONE volunteer in Dallas originally from Nigeria. Here he recalls what it was like growing up with limited access to

Ethiopia partners with Reykjavik Geothermal to increase energy access

Ethiopia is eager to realize its geothermal potential. The Danakil Depression in the Dallol geothermal area. Photo credit: Business Insider

Reykjavik

Veteran’s Day and the ‘other warrior’

I think of my time in the Marine Corps every day. It was an exceptional adventure that forever changed my life. The process of earning the title …

An exclusive interview with Bill Gates

Bill Gates describes himself as a technocrat. But he does not believe that technology will save the world. Or, to be more precise, he does not …

International Aid for Women Needs More Energy

There are many reasons for changing our relationship with energy: to mitigate national security problems, minimize exposure to price volatility, …

Energy

What ‘The Fifth Estate’ and WikiLeaks can teach us about citizen accountability

What excited me most about the film “The Fifth Estate,” which opened in theaters in the US a few weeks ago, was not Benedict Cumberbatch’s handsome

WikiLeaks

UN Women on Twitter

Powerful @Ogilvy creative idea--check out what #womenshould do according to @Google searches! http://owl.li/q2qSB pic.twitter.com/KgET8PwhWs

'American Blackout' imagines life without power

Serious question: What would happen if the power went out across America for 10 days? The National Geographic Channel explores this hypothetical …

Take Action

Poverty is sexist, and we won't end it unless world leaders act now to help girls and women reach their full potential. No matter how you cut it – …

Helping women helping women

This post was originally published on the Mom-101 blog.

We tend to mark the passage of time with the standard dates: birthdays, anniversaries, New …

Infographic: Predicted levels of global poverty in 2030

In his recent TED talk, Bono said that extreme poverty could be virtually eliminated by 2030, adding: “2030 is just around the corner. It’s about

16 Signs you're an activist at heart

Some of these may be a slight exaggeration…

1. Bumper stickers trump road safety.

2. Your email inbox looks like this:

2. You prefer wristbands to …

Activism

Photo Essay

A teenage boy and girl embrace in Kakuka, Uganda. By Peter DiCampo

Everyday Africa is a photography project that uses cellphone photos to show the …

a call to African innovators, by Pascal Canfin

Innovations and their developers will be selected by a French-African comittee and invited to Paris. The developers of the innovations will present …

Paris

FACT: Africa consumes less than 3% of the world's energy... despite making up 12.5% of the population #factivist http://t.co/D2cW1icmfm

Hellen Okello: How my village has benefited from bicycles

Molly Burke, cofounder of Bicycles Against Poverty, reports.

Community leader Hellen Okello shares top concern for her village: distance

When my energy …

Bicycling

#ElectrifyAfrica Petition Delivieries (with images, tweets) · onecampaign

Petitions

Bono to oil companies: "You can't give alms to the poor on one level and have your hands on their throats on another" http://t.co/MePlec1SND

Advocacy

Social Media

ONE on Twitter

Great quote from Nigerian activist @Omojuwa on what it means to be a #factivist http://bit.ly/18goEkm pic.twitter.com/UvN7NENUAS

On Kenya's 'Slum Island', mobile payments could launch micro grids

It's not for nothing that Remba, a tiny island in the middle of Lake Victoria, is known as "Slum Island".

A few thousand people, mainly fishermen, make their home on this busy outpost on the border between Uganda and Kenya. One-room shacks are the norm here, and the fishermen almost literally live …

Mobile Payments

On Game Day, Dallas Cowboys Stadium Uses More Energy Than Liberia

On February 3 of this year, during the height of Super Bowl XLVII, the lights went out in the Louisiana Superdome. Players and fans were left in the …

Energy

Whoa — I Knew We Were A Bit Excessive, But I Had No Idea It Went So Overboard

Just so you know, Liberia has about 4 million inhabitants. Cowboys stadium seats 80,000. The point? Think for a minute about how much we have, and …

Cowboys Stadium