Turner Shaw

Turner Shaw
Turner is a part of ONE's Digital Team in Washington, DC. He studies International Development and Economics at The George Washington University, and has a particular interest in East Africa. He has lived and researched in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. Previously he worked for Ashoka.

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10 Surprising things you didn’t know about African leaders

10 Surprising things you didn’t know about African leaders

In August, dozens of African leaders are coming to Washington, D.C., to meet President Obama and US officials for the first-ever US-African Leaders Summit. Here are 10 surprising facts you may not know about some of these heads of state! 1. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia: Aunt of Retta from Parks and Rec  Ellen&......
What street soccer can teach you about life

What street soccer can teach you about life

What do kids from all over the world have in common? You guessed it – a love for soccer. In the spirit of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FUDE organized a street soccer tournament with the goal of global youth unification. For two weeks, young delegates from all over the world lived and played street football together.......
World Cup 2014: Give every child a healthy shot at life

World Cup 2014: Give every child a healthy shot at life

Few of us grow up to play in the World Cup, but most of us do get a healthy start at life, thanks in part to the basic vaccines we received as children. Yet incredibly 1 in 5 children still don’t have access to those life-saving interventions. That needs to change. That’s why we’re calling…...
EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES.

EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES.

Where you decide to eat & drink can help fight AIDS June 1-10. Join (RED) & let’s #86AIDS. http://red.org/eat Today and everyday 700 babies are born with HIV. We can get that number close to zero. That’s why we’re joining (RED) to EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES. From June 1-10, where and what you decide......
The best life advice from this year’s commencement speakers

The best life advice from this year’s commencement speakers

One of the biggest highlights of college graduation is the commencement speech. It's a rush of inspiration, perspective, and reality, delivered by an incredible human being who has "been there, done that" and made a real contribution to society. Even if you graduated years ago, you can still be just as moved by their wisdom, ...
12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty’s biggest challenges

12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty’s biggest challenges

Here’s a collection of some of the best data visualizations on global literacy, mortality, birth rates and more that will help put some of the biggest issues surrounding poverty today into perspective. The good news: Extreme poverty is declining, and life expectancy and incomes on the whole are on the up and up. The ......