Women entrepreneurs out to conquer Africa
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Women entrepreneurs out to conquer Africa

Sandrine Naguertiga
In El Alto, water as a source of life… and of persistent gender inequalities
Analysis

In El Alto, water as a source of life… and of persistent gender inequalities

In this town near La Paz, Bolivia, the management of water in households reveals persistent gender inequalities. As Eva’s story shows, this is the case even when water is finally available from the faucet.

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Lilian Thuram : “Breaking free from the identities that imprison us”
Interview

Lilian Thuram : “Breaking free from the identities that imprison us”

In his most recent book (La Pensée blanche, ed. Philippe Rey, 2020), the former soccer player and 1998 world champion with the French team analyzes the persistence of a mentality based on a hierarchy of individuals, their identities, and communities.
Lilian Thuram
“Green colonialism”: the background behind a Western outlook on African nature
Interview

“Green colonialism”: the background behind a Western outlook on African nature

In his book L’Invention du colonialisme vert – Pour en finir avec le mythe de l’Éden africain (“The Invention of Green Colonialism – Putting an end to the myth of the African Eden,” Flammarion, 2020), the environmental historian Guillaume Blanc analyzes the undercurrents and consequences of an...
Guillaume Blanc
How can ecofeminism benefit development?
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How can ecofeminism benefit development?

The COVID-19 crisis has triggered a domino effect, revealing inherent flaws in our current development models. Could the shift in focus presented by ecofeminism hold the key to truly sustainable and inclusive development?
“Feminist foreign policy” explained
Opinion

“Feminist foreign policy” explained

Feminist foreign policy promotes a gendered approach to all items on the international agenda. It’s becoming increasingly common in the international arena, but its impact is still limited.
Marie-Cécile Naves
Women facing COVID-19
Press Review

Women facing COVID-19

Is there a feminine approach to leadership? In what ways is fashion a human rights issue in China? What can development banks do to help mitigate climate change? In this week’s Development press review, ID4D explores the past months major issues, and celebrates, with The New York Times, the...
ID4D editorial staff
From Minneapolis to Abidjan: The Debate on Colonial Memory
Opinion

From Minneapolis to Abidjan: The Debate on Colonial Memory

Should places in Côte d’Ivoire that pay tribute to prominent French historical figures be renamed? Alternatively, Jean-Pierre Dozon (EHESS) believes that the memories of a complex colonial past should be revisited, f/from Paris to Abidjan.
Jean-Pierre Dozon
Innovative financing for education: replicating the health experience?
Opinion

Innovative financing for education: replicating the health experience?

To address educational needs in low- and middle-income countries, innovative financing mechanisms have been recently developed, but remain highly debated. Does the health experience in innovative financing provide useful insights for innovative financing in education? Axel Gastambide (FERDI)...
Axel Gastambide
Violence against women, the other scourge of the health crisis
Opinion

Violence against women, the other scourge of the health crisis

Around the world, lockdown measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic have led to an alarming increase in violence against women and domestic violence. How are countries responding to this phenomenon? Sociologist Johanna Dagorn provides insights.
Johanna Dagorn
Female entrepreneurship, key ingredient for Africa’s growth
Opinion

Female entrepreneurship, key ingredient for Africa’s growth

Africa is a world leader when it comes to female entrepreneurship. For World Bank experts Fannie Delavelle and Léa Rouanet, considering their economic potential could massively contribute to Africa’s growth.
Fannie Delavelle, Léa Rouanet
Central America: gender violence drives massive female migration
Press Review

Central America: gender violence drives massive female migration

As the worst refugee crisis in the nine-year civil war unfolds in Syria, Mexican women take to the streets to fight the long-standing feminicide epidemic in Central America. This week’s Development press review compiles striking news from around the globe.
“Other development models, integrating the African way of life, are possible”
Interview

“Other development models, integrating the African way of life, are possible”

French-Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou argues that official development assistance must take specific African cultural characteristics into account to encourage the emergence of true African development models.
Alain Mabanckou
“The Rapist is You”: origins of a worldwide feminist movement
Opinion

“The Rapist is You”: origins of a worldwide feminist movement

To the surprise of many, “A Rapist in Your Way” has met with worldwide success. The performance piece by Chilean feminist group Las Tesis is not an isolated flash in the pan. It is the expression of a dynamic global feminist movement tied to current issues and driven by Latin American feminist...
Eugénia Palieraki
Vocational training in the DRC: a tool for peace and development
Interview

Vocational training in the DRC: a tool for peace and development

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where education and vocational training face major challenges, training focused on employability is a key tool for peace and development.
Arthur-Désiré Nkoy Elela
Interactive radio, a modern-day agora in the Sahel
Opinion

Interactive radio, a modern-day agora in the Sahel

Raising awareness, citizen mobilization, democratic debate… For Charlemagne Abissi, radio plays a key role in maintaining peace and promoting endogenous development in the Sahel, especially among the youth of Burkina Faso.
Charlemagne Abissi
Women on the front lines of social and political movements worldwide
Opinion

Women on the front lines of social and political movements worldwide

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, on November 25, offers an opportunity to reflect on the role of women and their demands in social and political movements all over the world in recent months.
Marie-Cécile Naves
Sport, a driver of sustainable development and women’s emancipation
Opinion

Sport, a driver of sustainable development and women’s emancipation

Marie-Cécile Naves believes that sport is a multi-purpose tool that can be leveraged further to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly gender equality. She takes a look back at some inspiring initiatives.
Marie-Cécile Naves
“Female Entrepreneurship Has a Major Economic Impact”
Interview

“Female Entrepreneurship Has a Major Economic Impact”

For Friederike Röder, EU and France Director of ONE, an international campaigning and advocacy NGO, female entrepreneurship should be encouraged as a lever of development that contributes to achieving all the sustainable development goals (SDG).
Friederike Röder
Can New Technologies Drive Improvements in Basic Education?
Development news

Can New Technologies Drive Improvements in Basic Education?

With a growing internet penetration rate in Africa, interest in digital tools is increasing in the development sector, particularly in the field of education. But can new technologies really make a difference?
ID4D editorial staff
“Banking on African youth means banking on the continent’s future”
Interview

“Banking on African youth means banking on the continent’s future”

The share of young people in Africa’s population is constantly growing. The challenge is already here and there is a pressing need to address it. It is also a development opportunity for the continent, especially in terms of innovation and social transformation.
Rima Le Coguic
“Supporting youth integration does not solely depend on flow management”
Interview

“Supporting youth integration does not solely depend on flow management”

The increasing duration of schooling drives sub-Saharan African countries to build differentiated paths based on secondary education. For Valérie Tehio and Alexia Levesque, we need to move beyond this logic of flow management. For them, preparing the economic and social integration of young...
Valérie Tehio, Alexia Levesque
“Achieving gender equality is a precondition for the eradication of poverty”
Interview

“Achieving gender equality is a precondition for the eradication of poverty”

Women represent nearly half of the labour force in agriculture, yet they continue to suffer from gender-based inequality. For Margarita Astralaga (IFAD), women’s empowerment starts at household level.
Margarita Astrálaga
Making banking technologies work for development stakeholders
Interview

Making banking technologies work for development stakeholders

Supporting NGOs, training them in management and leadership, providing them with digital tools… For Carl Manlan, an economist and Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation, these actions are making private expertise work for development.
Carl Manlan
“Virtual reality inspires empathy”
Interview

“Virtual reality inspires empathy”

Can immersive technologies help development? Gabo Arora founded the United Nations’ Virtual Reality Lab and has produced multi award-winning documentaries. His goal: to optimize the social impact of immersive technologies.
Gabo Arora
Sharing Mandela’s legacy with African youth
Interview

Sharing Mandela’s legacy with African youth

In his book Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Ndaba Mandela interrogates the legacy of his grandfather Nelson Mandela. He makes his ideals live through the foundation dedicated to the African youth, that he co-founded, Africa Rising Foundation.
Mandela Ndaba

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