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World Bank Youth Summit 2023: Conference Highlights

Taking place on May 25-26th in a hybrid format with delegates from around the world, the World Bank Youth Summit was an important event for two reasons. First, it came after a decade of existence, celebrating the gains made during those years, and second, it occurred during a period of polycrisis, in David Malpass’ words,… Continue reading World Bank Youth Summit 2023: Conference Highlights

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𝐒𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐮𝐝𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 – S = (DA)

Robert Kiyosaki simplifies the meaning of 'success' when he says that “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙧𝙚; 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢; 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙡𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙮.” For success in life means different things for different people, what counts is not the kind of success… Continue reading 𝐒𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐮𝐝𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 – S = (DA)

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On Language, Culture and Ideas

"𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘪𝘬𝘶𝘺𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘒𝘦𝘯𝘺𝘢, 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘩𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘢 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘨𝘣𝘰 𝘰𝘧 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘴 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘴." ~ 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑓. 𝑌𝑒𝑚𝑖 𝑂𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑏𝑎𝑗𝑜 At the end of March… Continue reading On Language, Culture and Ideas

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Pinker Says, Wait a Minute; The World Is Wrong, We Are Better Today than Ever Before.

One of the greatest enemies yet, and indeed, the most worrisome issue to modernity and progress now is not about affordability – accessibility debate. It is the defiance of scientific progress and the doubts that come with it, coupled with humanity’s irrational fear for progress. Fathom this little hypothetical experience for a second. You live… Continue reading Pinker Says, Wait a Minute; The World Is Wrong, We Are Better Today than Ever Before.

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Pinker Says, Wait a Minute; The World Is Wrong, We Are Better Today than Ever Before.

One of the greatest enemies yet, and indeed, the most worrisome issue to modernity and progress now is not about affordability – accessibility debate. It is the defiance of scientific progress and the doubts that come with it, coupled with humanity’s irrational fear for progress. Fathom this little hypothetical experience for a second. You live… Continue reading Pinker Says, Wait a Minute; The World Is Wrong, We Are Better Today than Ever Before.

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Sankalp Africa Summit 2020: My Experience

The Value of Networking. "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." -- Brene Brown. Brief about the Sankalp Forum Since its launch in 2009 Sankalp Forum – an Intellecap Initiative – has created an ecosystem of global entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, multilaterals and policymakers who are committed to furthering the cause of development… Continue reading Sankalp Africa Summit 2020: My Experience

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South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to Civil War – Hilde F. Johnson

  In all honesty and deeds, there are fewer international experts in South Sudan than Hilde Johnson. Her writings on the country’s becoming and unbecoming status are not only informed by a wealth of experience but also by her objective voice. She is a gifted wordsmith with a flair of intellectual and political richness, analytically… Continue reading South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to Civil War – Hilde F. Johnson