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Hungry for Change on Blog Action Day

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 Posted in Africa, Environment, Humanitarian Action, Issues, Not just dollars, Poverty, Regions, Technology and Development | No Comments »

Last month I attended Case Camp, a social media "unconference" in Toronto. A meet up of social media professionals who heard talks from internet experts and enthusiasts speaking about the internet today and a bit about tomorrow. I'm bringing this ...

Rick Mercer: An Arsehole talks about Africa

Saturday, September 12th, 2009 Posted in Africa, Canada in the World, Global Health, Health, Unpacking Charity | No Comments »

Before travelling to Africa with Belinda Stronach a couple of summers ago, Rick Mercer vowed never to "come back from Africa like one of the arseholes on TV who won't shut up about Africa".  After reneging on that promise (which ...

Has Africa been D-Listed?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 Posted in Africa, Books, Canada in the World, Current Events, Development Red Carpet, Development Theory, Economics, Humanitarian Action, Issues, Regions | 1 Comment »

The Globe and Mail recently ran an article called "Banned Aid" on the new funding approach to international development agencies in Canada. Canada has made recent changes to their funding approach restricting their major funding to 20 key countries essentially ...

Top Posts of 2008

Friday, January 2nd, 2009 Posted in Africa, Development Theory, Events, Exhibits, Global Health, HIV/AIDS, Health, Links, Reflections, Unpacking Charity | No Comments »

A recap seems to be the thing to do in the blogosphere, although I’m a few days too late.  I got my inspiration here: Blood and Milk and Global Health Report.  So, here are the top five most popular posts ...

Preventing HIV/AIDS through Microeconomic Development

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 Posted in Africa, Economics, HIV/AIDS, Poverty | No Comments »

HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is increasingly understood as a disease of poverty, inequality and marginalization.  In this conceptualization, some groups and individuals are more at risk for infection than others as a result of their place in an “environment of ...

Unpacking Development on the Road

Sunday, May 4th, 2008 Posted in Environment, Latin America, On the Road | No Comments »

Heading off to Costa Rica for an Environmental Science Field Camp this week, I decided to write a few posts from in the field. I left Toronto for the hot summer weather and ¨la pura vida¨ in Costa Rica on ...

Representing Africa

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 Posted in Africa, Technology and Development | No Comments »

World according to the Human Development IndexSometimes it feels like we only engage with Africa through demoralizing statistics. This many millions suffering from Disease X, this many billions in debt, this many millions living below the poverty line.I’m ...

U.S. versus HIV/AIDS

Monday, March 17th, 2008 Posted in Africa, HIV/AIDS, Reflections | No Comments »

Last week, the US senate committee on Foreign Relations voted to contribute another $50 billion against HIV/AIDS. PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, has channeled funds to treat and care for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS ...

Fair Trade?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 Posted in Africa, Movies, Reflections | No Comments »

Yesterday I sat down and watched Black Gold, a movie about Ethiopia and the international coffee trade (its easier to procrastinate my thesis if I am doing other ‘productive’ things in the place of writing). I wish I hadn’t. ...