Many in the private sector have recognized the tremendous human promise enshrouded by the tragedy of the world's refugee crisis. It's time to take the next step and create a Global Business Council for Refugees, writes Ziad Haider, a Center for Strategic and International Studies senior associate.
Locally run and managed intranet connections could provide access to poor or remote communities in Africa. Advocates hope a new initiative in Nairobi's Kibera slum could pave the way for greater use of the technology in Kenya and the region.
Both the United Nations Population Fund and Profamilia are dedicated to the sexual and reproductive health of women in Colombia. But the recent peace agreement, the global gag rule and the Kemp-Kasten amendment have created a competitive funding environment for women’s health in the recovering country.
Women take on three times as much unpaid domestic work as men — holding back progress on gender equality and global development. Devex speaks to the authors of a new report to find out more.
Uganda and the United Nations will jointly host a summit this week that aims to draw in $2 billion in donor support for the country's hosting of some 1.2 million refugees. The meeting is the first of its kind since countries promised last year, in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, to better share the global costs of displacement.
Leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C., last week pushed for greater economic engagement, despite uncertainty over the United States' position on global trade. Devex was there to hear the buzz behind the scenes in key discussions.
A multiplication of actors in the humanitarian space has led to confusion around key concepts — such as "protection" and "resilience" — with local perspectives often left out of the picture. A new humanitarian encyclopedia aims to help.
A midwife with the right skills and training can provide 87 percent of the health care needed during pregnancy and following birth. Ahead of the International Confederation of Midwives' 31st triennial congress, former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Wellbeing Foundation Africa's Founder-President Toyin Saraki explain.
A new networking group created for and by African women seeks to increase the voice and presence of female leaders in politics, humanitarian agencies and on-going regional peace efforts.
Devex caught up with Chile's Minister of Women and Gender Equity Claudia Pascual in Santiago, to find out what she considers her biggest wins to date, and why she feels Chile still has a long way to go to meet gender equality targets.
The first woman regional director for the World Health Organization in Africa made revisions to the office’s structure and way of working. Devex spoke with Moeti to take stock of the reforms and discuss how prepared her office is for future emergencies.
The landscape of financing for development is changing. So how can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within this new context of commitment and funding — in the era of Brexit and the “America First” agenda? Devex sat down with economist Jeff Sachs for his take.
The International Telecommunications Union and the XPRIZE Foundation are among the organizations working to advance artificial intelligence solutions to specific global challenges.
After a shocking election result and a hung parliament, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May remains in power, but a strong Labour showing means her staunchest policies around foreign aid won't go unchallenged.
As the world’s youngest nation heads into its fourth year of conflict, humanitarians in South Sudan are both stretched thin and concerned for their safety. As a result, many rely on external security contractors, such as WS Insight, to help inform and guide their movements. Devex caught up with the firm's head of risk to find out what it looks like to collect and collate information to keep aid workers safe.
Development and humanitarian actors will need to collaborate more and better to respond to growing numbers of urban disasters, Professor David Sanderson tells Devex ahead of a key meeting of Australian academics and NGOs next week in Sydney.
Polio is on the brink of eradication, but efforts to fight the disease are closely linked to, and often even the basis for, many countries' preventative health systems. What happens if and when polio, and the donor funds it garners, are history?
The United Nations Ocean Conference, which ended with a "call to action" by governments, has not led to any immediate, binding commitments. But the first-of-its-kind meeting could be the first of many oceans and marine life events — and possibly treaties — in the years to come.
Ulrika Modéer, Sweden’s state secretary for international development, said it will take more than actions by the Nordic countries and the European Union to make up for America’s cessation of family planning funding in the wake of the reimposition of the "global gag rule."
Social enterprises can be an attractive proposition for foundations and investors looking to make their charitable donation stretch further. But for donors used to supporting more traditional nonprofits, funding a social venture can look different and will require a change in approach. Devex spoke to a successful social enterprise and an investor to get their tips on what to expect.