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Made in Africa: A Conversation with Yawa Hansen-Quao

Made in Africa: A Conversation with Yawa Hansen-Quao

“The minds and the hearts of Africans, particularly young Africans, have just so many great ideas and just need, you know, to unlock new opportunities or need investment to move to the next level.” –

Governance
How Andrew Knight is Bringing Policy Designers to Government

How Andrew Knight is Bringing Policy Designers to Government

Andrew Knight reckons there are 30,000 policymakers in the UK central government alone. But there could be many more. “It becomes a bit ethereal around what constitutes a policymaker,” he muses. “Are they people who

Governance
Founding A Political Party and Driving Change in Europe

Founding A Political Party and Driving Change in Europe

“Politics is basically how we as a society decide to set the rules and solve our biggest issues,” says Damian Boeselager, a 33-year-old member of the European parliament (MEP) who has represented pan-European party Volt

Governance
Pirates of the European Union: How a Young MP Is Charting New Waters

Pirates of the European Union: How a Young MP Is Charting New Waters

  Markéta Gregorová, a 28-year-old MEP (Member of the European Parliament) representing the European Pirate Party, became a Pirate in her teens. She says she has always been an activist at heart and remembers listening

Governance
Biobanks: Why Governments Need to Step Up

Biobanks: Why Governments Need to Step Up

Biobanks -- collections of human biological samples, stored in cryogenic facilities -- could revolutionize medicine by giving researchers access to population-wide data through which they can study the interplay of genetics and disease. Governments are

Inclusive Economy
A Conduit for Policy Changemakers or Just a Cocktail for the Woke?

A Conduit for Policy Changemakers or Just a Cocktail for the Woke?

Liam Black has an ambitious – some would say utopian – idea. Put 3,000 social policymakers together with climate change activists, human rights lawyers, diversity campaigners, and philanthropists, give the concoction a shake and a stir,

Governance
Books Driving Change: Peter Coleman and The Way Out

Books Driving Change: Peter Coleman and The Way Out

So a movement is something that I'm calling for, is something that I'm envisioning the value of, but we're a long way from there. We have a lot of good work being done in communities.

Education
The Education Man: “Veveu” Arruda and Brazil’s Classroom Revolution

The Education Man: “Veveu” Arruda and Brazil’s Classroom Revolution

One could say José Clodoveu de Arruda Coelho Neto suffered from an acute case of delusional optimism. It was the late ‘90's when he first manifested the desire to utterly reshape education in his native

Governance
Using Data to Help the U.S. Reach the Sustainable Development Goals

Using Data to Help the U.S. Reach the Sustainable Development Goals

For the world to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it cannot solely rely on the government. Other parts of the social economy need to contribute as well. Nonprofits and NGOs play a

Citizenship & Rights
New York Redistricting Czar Urges People To Go Local

New York Redistricting Czar Urges People To Go Local

“I get seasick. My wife’s the sailor,” joked David Imamura, a lawyer specializing in white collar crime, now Chair of New York State’s (NYS) Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), on his NYS listening tour. Monday brought

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