Can girls from small places…

…achieve big dreams? “Can you do big things, from such a small place?” Phiona Mutes asks her mother this question in the upcoming Walt Disney film Queen of Katwe, wondering if she would ever be able to obtain her dreams despite living in an impoverished slum in Kampala, Uganda. Channelling the fierceness she inherited from […]

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10 ways to drive development innovation

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2015 was an important […]

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You made CHANGE happen!

“It was a watershed moment,” began CFTC’s President & CEO Debra Kerby, speaking at a May End-of-Project Learning Forum held in Tamale, Ghana and referring to the 2013 start of the Climate Change in Northern Ghana Enhanced (CHANGE) project. “Scores of community members participated enthusiastically in the project, making CHANGE grow along with their crops. […]

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Happy graduation, Limber!

“I love my teachers because they love me and teach me many things,” seven-year-old Limber told us, when we recently visited him in his family home. We went to see him to celebrate his recent graduation from the Early Childhood Development (ECD) classroom to grade one, and to speak to him and his parents about […]

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