In between the rising sea and the encroaching desert, the people of North Africa find themselves in a precarious situation. We went to the World Social Forum in Tunisia and talked with young activists from across the region about how they are fighting for their homes and communities. How did the Arab Spring lead to... (More...)
What does solar-powered story-telling look like? Sunshine Cinema is a mobile, solar-powered cinema traveling around Africa to share the stories of individuals and communities who have found solutions to climate change issues. Intrigued? Watch the clip below to find out more. Thanks to Swiss Re’s Open Minds project! Fund Sunshine Cinema here. (More...)
By Genny Ndayisenga, Burundi Global Power Shift Participant Sunday, February 9, 2014. It is 10:00 pm and I stumble across posts from friends online who live in the northern suburbs of Bujumbura. They talk about heavy rains pouring down in their neighborhoods. Some even say they cannot go home because roads are flooded and no... (More...)
When you think of Africa, melting glaciers probably don’t usually come to mind. But the Rwenzori Mountains rise 5000m from the heart of Africa along the Equator, and they’ll defy your expectations. This film, Snows of the Nile, follows the journey of a couple brave souls trying to capture photographs of these glaciers and the... (More...)
Valentine Dushimiyimana was the unique participant selected to attend the Istanbul summit last June from Rwanda. This country is among those where tough decisions have to be made to select only one talented and skilled applicant for phase 1. However, this 27 year-old young lady worked hard and demonstrated competency and leadership. Valentine with other…...
Meet Kondwani Happy Ngoma. Yes, he always carries a smile on his face. He is always happy. Even when major floods hit his home town and kept people from going to school. So what did Happy and his friends decide to do? Check it. Original via Project Survival Media (More...)