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January 06, 2014

Dispatches from Ghana: (4) Impact and Lessons Learned

In November 2012, Junko Tashiro traveled to Ghana under an Acumen Global Fellowship to launch Copa Connect, a social venture ...

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November 25, 2013

Dispatches from Ghana
(3) A Business Model for Social Change

In November 2012, Junko Tashiro traveled to Ghana under an Acumen Global Fellowship to launch Copa Connect, a social venture ...

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November 01, 2013

Dispatches from Ghana
(2) “We Are Not Here to Be Popular”

In November 2012, Junko Tashiro traveled to Ghana under an Acumen Global Fellowship to help launch a social venture aimed ...

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October 22, 2013

From Promise to Reality
Kisumu Leadership and Development Conference

Last August civic leaders and public officials from Kisumu County, one of the semi-autonomous entities established under Kenya’s new democratic ...

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August 26, 2013

Dispatches from Ghana
(1) Breaking the Cycle of Poverty among Rice Farmers

In November 2012, Junko Tashiro traveled to Ghana under an Acumen Global Fellowship to take part in an innovative social ...

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January 18, 2013

War in Mali

The French intervention in Mali has been widely supported by the international community, including countries that balked at intervention in ...

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October 26, 2011

Questions after Qaddafi

Some have suggested in the wake of Qaddafi’s death that the US-NATO intervention in Libya was a success for the ...

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July 27, 2011

Cloudy Forecast for the Arab Spring

Democracy has been slow to emerge from the turmoil sweeping the Arab world. How far will the chaos spread, and ...

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June 23, 2008

Daily Life in Tanzania Improved by JIP Promotion

Millions of low-income families in developing countries do not have adequate access to energy, such as electricity, and they must ...

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June 10, 2008

Sudan: Challenges for Peace and Reconstruction

The situation in Sudan is indicative of the need for enhanced African capacity in conflict management and resolution. The governments ...

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