Africa’s leading water utility streets ahead
Apr12

Africa’s leading water utility streets ahead

The National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) of Uganda is recognized as Africa’s leading water utility Click & Tweet! . NWSC has rapidly expanded its geographical coverage to increase the number of NWSC service towns from just 24 in 2011 to 174 in 2016, increasing the service coverage across the country from just 48% in 1998 to 76% in 2016. With significant investment in the water system, the utility has seen non-revenue water...

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Achieving water security and the SDGs
Apr05

Achieving water security and the SDGs

The Water Show Africa, held in Johannesburg over March 28th and 29th, brought together a series of speakers, both locally and internationally, to help bridge the gap between the opportunities and challenges in the water sector. It was a privilege to be one of the keynote speakers and panelists at The Water Show Africa. My keynote speech sought to address the keystones for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): innovation...

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Land law is essential to food security
Apr29

Land law is essential to food security

The most common form of culture shock for Peace Corps Volunteers after service is grocery stores. When you go from a country with only two types of pasta, 5 different beers, and habitually drinking Nestle Nido dried milk to a Whole Foods with 200 different salad dressings or 500 different beers from around the world, you enter paralysis. I was ready for “grocery shock” when coming home, but what I wasn’t ready for was driving. I had...

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The green economy powers Africa forward
Apr16

The green economy powers Africa forward

The statistics are impressive: Africa’s combined GDP is more than $2 trillion dollars, the continent is home to seven of the world’s fastest growing economies and 70% of the population is 25 years or younger and hungry for growth and innovation. Africa’s economy is booming Over the past decade Africa has been one of the world’s fastest-growing continents with an average growth rate of more than 5%, partly due to improved governance...

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Social relationships for sustainable environmental solutions
Mar23

Social relationships for sustainable environmental solutions

Environmental interventions in low and middle income countries primarily rely directly on addressing the issue at hand. For example, alternative stoves eliminating cook-stove air pollution, boreholes provide access to water, and alternative drought-or rain-resistant crops grow in climate-change stricken regions. These projects may succeed, but they may also fail. Thus, we know that projects need to be more encompassing in their...

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