This story was originally reported by Megan Rowling and edited by Laurie Goering for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. People are gaining access to electricity at a faster pace as governments ramp up efforts in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Kenya – but the prospects for many African countries remain gloomy, international agencies said on Wednesday. Globally, those living without electricity dropped to about 840 million in 2017 from 1 billion in 2016, said a report tracking progress towards a global goal on...
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation have announced their shortlist, and we’re paying close attention to five of the impressive nominees! Talented, ambitious and committed to technological excellence, we’re sure they’ll be making waves over the next year and beyond. Here’s a look at some of the stand-out individuals and inventions that made the shortlist: Muzalema Mwanza, Zambia Muzalema Mwanza’s creation of a Baby Delivery Kit is making waves. The kit includes the tools that expectant mothers in Zambia are often asked...
This story was originally reported by by Isaiah Esipisu. Editing by Sebastien Malo and Laurie Goering for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. When local authorities in eastern Kenya slapped a ban on trading charcoal earlier this year in an effort to save the region’s dwindling forests, charcoal producers worried their income would disappear. “It was a chilling announcement,” said Peninah Kilungya, 42, a mother of five with the bright red traditional fabric of the Maasai people tied around her waist. “We always turn to...
No matter how you cut it, girls and women can't access the opportunities that they deserve.
As the new Global Goals start to sink in, it is exciting to appreciate how they are linked to some wisdom that has been passed on for many generations through African proverbs. Here is a sneak peak in to some of our favourites!
Despite what some may think, solutions to many of the world’s health challenges do not always require advanced technology. Small interventions, like hand washing or cleverly re-imagined basic tools, can be transformative.
A lot of global development news broke in 2014. With the help of ONE's excellent policy team, we rounded up the most important findings of the year, from nutrition to energy. Scroll through to catch up on facts you may have missed.
Every year, the Tech Awards recognises individuals and organisations that are creating innovations that make the world a better place. Some of these technologies are completely new inventions, and others are innovative uses of existing technologies. Here are 10 of the best.
More than 30% of clinics and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa, serving approximately 255 million people, are without electricity. Here's six specific ways lack of electricity can affect patients, doctors and nurses in clinics and hospitals.
David and Zipporah don’t have electricity, but they do have solar lights. They bought their first Sun King Pro solar light in 2013. Now, with the lights, David and Zipporah can allocate the shillings they previously spent on kerosene for light on school fees for their four children.