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. @rturnershaw

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Infographic: What’s driving Africa’s strongest economies?

Infographic: What’s driving Africa’s strongest economies?

The five biggest economies in Africa are overwhelmingly powered by the export of natural resources.  But too often, corruption and mismanagement means the wealth generated doesn’t benefit the people who live there.  These infographics show exactly what’s driving these economies, and reveal why ONE is campaigning for i......
ONE’s party blows the roof off of the US Africa summit

ONE’s party blows the roof off of the US Africa summit

With 45 African heads of state and government congregating in Washington, D.C., for the US Africa leaders Summit, ONE found plenty of reasons to celebrate!  ONE’s big bash at the Newseum on Monday brought together hundreds of guests including World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, singer Akon, House Majority Leader Nanc......
5 Questions about Ebola, answered with infographics

5 Questions about Ebola, answered with infographics

Click each infographic to enlarge.  1. Where is the recent Ebola outbreak? According to the World Health Organization and the New York Times, “more than 1,600 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have contracted Ebola since March… making this the biggest outbreak on record.” Over half of those who......
QUIZ: Could you be a diplomat in Africa?

QUIZ: Could you be a diplomat in Africa?

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. If you were invited to the Summit, do you think you know enough about African countries, politics, geography and leadership to pass as a diplomat? Take this quiz and find out:  Full......
Your daily energy use vs Africa’s

Your daily energy use vs Africa’s

What does it mean to live without electricity? See how much electricity Americans use each day – and understand how crucial it is to our daily lives. Electricity is not a luxury, but a necessity, and all 7 billion humans should have access to it. Most people living in Africa use significantly less electricity in…...
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. Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa: Was a football referee in prison While Jacob&he......
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 ......