Tag Archives: Nigeria

Announcing the Results of the Cassava Innovation Challenge

NRI selected for an award of up to $500,000 to develop solution for increasing cassava shelf life, with the potential to enhance food security and increasing income for millions of farmers. The Rockefeller Foundation, Dalberg, and IITA today announced the … Continue reading

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Betting Big on Ourselves, for a Better World

Guest post by Tolu Ogunlesi, Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria (Digital & New Media); and Head of the Presidency Office of Digital Engagement. The post was originally published by The Guardian.  Every year since 2009 Bill and Melinda … Continue reading

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How Nigerian Businesses Can Help Save Newborn Babies

By Dalberg’s Erin Barringer, Sylvia Warren, and Ian Warthin; Olufunke Fasawe of Clinton Health Access Initiative,; USAID’s David Milestone, Joseph Monehin, and Nikki Tyler  Each year, over 250,000 newborns die in Nigeria within their first 28 days of life – … Continue reading

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Cassava Needs a Longer Shelf Life — And You Can Help

By Amira Bliss and Nneka Eze Anyone reading this has their own story to tell about food waste. One of the first lessons we are taught – wherever in the world we call home – is “don’t waste food.” And … Continue reading

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Nigeria Needs Urgent Steps to Deal with its Unemployment Crisis

First published in Business Day. By Nneka Eze Nigeria is facing a youth unemployment crisis. This problem affects the daily lives and long-term futures of 5 to 12 million youth who are currently unable to find work to sustain their households … Continue reading

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The Delicate Balance Between Increasing Economic Opportunities in Northern Nigeria While also Addressing Security

First published in Business Day. By Nneka Eze Whether due to dominance of the media or current economic power, the “average” Nigerian is not thinking about the huge economic potential or the breadbasket (agricultural production zones) of Nigeria when they think … Continue reading

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If Human Rights Arguments Won’t Get the Nigerian Gender Equality Bill to Pass, Perhaps Economics Will

First published in Business Day. By Nneka Eze and Tania Beard It came as a surprise to many a few weeks ago when a gender equality bill was voted down by the Nigerian Senate (which comprises 7 women and 102 … Continue reading

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Dalberg’s Ciku Kimeria Discusses Visa Openness on BBC

When Dalberg’s Ciku Kimeria planned her road trip through Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Benin earlier this year, she expected her home continent to embrace her with open arms. But this Kenyan woman—a seasoned traveller to 42 countries, 16 … Continue reading

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Energy Innovation Where It’s Most Needed

This article originally appeared on World Policy Blog. By Aurelien Chu and Samuel Miles It is sundown in Warri East, a community of several hundred thousand people in southern Nigeria, and the lights have gone out again, just as the … Continue reading

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Infographic: ICT Tools Enable a More Effective Ebola Response

Since the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa over a year ago, deep vulnerabilities and disparities in the health systems of the hardest-hit countries have been exposed. But the crisis has also unearthed emergency responses that worked to mitigate Ebola’s … Continue reading

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