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Alpha male lion in the Kariba REDD+ project area.

Cecil the Lion and the Link Between Wildlife Conservation and Carbon Emissions

Hunting the king of the jungle is a lucrative business in many African countries, but social and environmental consequences are severe. The Kariba…
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Photo Essay: ‘Ivory Wars’ Rangers Protect Much More than Elephants

You may be familiar with the Animal Planet reality TV show, “Ivory Wars.” In it, Kenyan rangers fend off local and Somali poachers…
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3p Weekend: These 10 Social Innovators Are Sure to Inspire

A group of innovative thinkers from India and East Africa joined the SAP Social Entrepreneur Fellowship program in Silicon Valley earlier this month.…
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From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention -- despite its importance…
The Wollastonite mine near Garies, South Africa.

South Africa’s Mining Industry Offers a Glimmer of Hope

Rolling blackouts and energy shortages plagued South Africa for most of 2015. The nation's power-hungry mining industry, Africa’s largest, causes much of the…
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Ikea Partners with the UN to Provide Pop-up Shelters for Refugees

In an effort to provide better, safer and more durable homes for refugee children and their families, the Ikea Foundation in collaboration with…
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How Government Subsidies Drive Deforestation and Inequality

While contributing to agricultural and natural resource development and GDP, government subsidies are drivers of deforestation and marginalization of indigenous communities in environmentally…
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South Africa Tests Drones to Thwart Rhino Poaching

South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife…
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A New Approach to Energy Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new approach to bridge the digital and energy divide is required to enable the convergence of the public and private sectors to…
Only 2 cents of every international development dollar is spent on women and girls.

More Than a Trend: Why We Must Focus on Women and Girls

Today, with so many initiatives focused on women and girls, the conversations around the importance of gender dynamics may feel trendy. I agree.…
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The Countries Likely to Best Survive Climate Change

This map shows the counties likely to be impacted most by climate change according to data from the Global Adaptation Index. The map…
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3p Weekend: 10 Crowdfunding Campaigns to Support This Holiday

As is always our motto around the holidays: It's better to give than to receive. With that in mind, this week we're rounding…
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Komaza Plants Sustainable Microforestry in Kenya

Tevis Howard traveled to Kenya and he became determined to do something about extreme poverty there. After coming up with numerous business plans,…
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After the Thrift Store: What Happens to Your Donated Clothes?

You've just sold your unwanted clothes to a thrift store or donated them to a nonprofit charity with the hope that they will…
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Why Rwanda’s Youth Are ‘Wired’ to Lead Africa

A shift is underway across young Africa. According to a 2012 survey by Jacana Partners, a pan-African private equity firm, 70 percent of…