Just published this morning, my first op-ed for SciDev.net about African-led development of the continent, powered by technology. The musician and activist Bono and development academics such as Bill Easterly and Paul Collier are no longer the go-to experts on the continent’s development. Instead, development professor Calestous Juma, writer Teju Cole, political science professor Wanjiru […]

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Social Good Summit 2013 kicks off this weekend in NYC. This year I was invited to share the stage with Magatte Wade, the sharp tongued (her take down of Jeffrey Sachs is a must read) and serial entrepreneur from Senegal. She is the CEO of Tiossan, “a high-end natural skin care company based on indigenous […]

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About 5 years ago, I waded into the international development arena, commenting from time to time on the absurdity of some of the development projects that seemed to run rampant – both in their physical manifestation as projects in Africa and in the academic discourse that usually precedes and bookends said projects. One thing that […]

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Spectra at the Spectra Speaks blog went on a very effervescent rant yesterday over the whole Mindy Budgor debacle. I love this bit, because it resonates with my thinking on the topic of agency, cultural appropriation and representative voice: As much as this entire Massai White Woman Warrior scenario maddens me – to the core – […]

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flowserve_cowboys_luncheon_13_647, a photo by Happy Hill Farm / NCTA on Flickr. Looking forward to actually seeing a game at AT&T stadium. This mid-field big screen always scares the mess out of me.

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