September 22, 2020

Why armed banditry continues to thrive in Nigeria’s North West region

  By Nkasi Wodu There are two major ways the Nigerian security forces respond to violence: firstly, they try to suppress it through the use of […]
July 17, 2020

Official Launch of the African Developers Call Series

  Over the years, the African tech space has been riddled with a disturbing shortage of African developers. More often than not, tech-related jobs have to […]
July 14, 2020

Nkasi Wodu: The Problem with African Peace Agreements

  The conflict between State and Non-State actors is an age-old activity on the African continent. According to a 2018 policy brief by the Nordic African […]
July 9, 2020

Paradigm Initiative Releases Digital Rights in Africa Report 2019

  Paradigm Initiative, a pan-African social enterprise working to advance digital rights and inclusion in Africa, has released the 2019 Digital Rights in Africa Report. Building […]
July 1, 2020

Ibifuro Asawo: The Cost of Re-Opening our Schools in the Pandemic (Part 1)

  The outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic which led to lockdowns, emergency health and food crisis, loss of lives amongst other things has crippled economies across […]
July 1, 2020

Sustainable Development Report 2020: how to use the SDGs to build back better after COVID-19

  Today, the Sustainable Development Report (SDR) 2020, including the SDG Index and Dashboards, was released. It was written by lead author Jeffrey Sachs and a […]
June 25, 2020

Hamzat Lawal: COVID-19 and dealing with depression in the development sector

  If there is anything like being immunized for the rainy day, that was exactly what happened to me last year when I went through a […]
June 16, 2020

Nigeria’s Public Education in a Post-COVID World: Strategies for Inclusive Learning in Tertiary Institutions

  POLICY MEMO (Stanford/MIT COVID-19 Policy Hackathon) To: Adamu Adamu, Honourable Minister of Education, Nigeria From: Ebenezar Wikina, Chimdi Chukwukere, Comfort Onyaga, Kehinde Adebiyi, Oteheri Akinruntan […]
June 2, 2020

Bad Philanthropy: The Rinsing of Toxic Money

  By Ese Emerhi & Nkasi Wodu If philanthropy can be defined as the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed by the generous donation […]
May 8, 2020

Dayo Ibitoye: After COVID-19, innovative financing will be needed to solve Africa’s health problems

  There are now over two million COVID-19 cases globally, and about 30,000 confirmed cases in Africa. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that at best […]
April 30, 2020

Ebenezar Wikina: What COVID-19 has taught us about the future

  [Earlier published on March 21, 2020] One thing is certain; the world, our world, will never be the same after this pandemic. As of today, […]
April 16, 2020

Akinbola Tobi: Impact of Youth Service Corps on National Development

  National development is the capability of a nation to ensure that citizen’s lives are improved through social welfare provision e.g. providing of social amenities; quality […]