Shared prosperity – a new paradigm for sustaining peace and security outcomes on the continent

Almost half of Africa is at war! Even a cursory look at conflict data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program reveals a common denominator for most of these conflicts, namely, inequalities in resource allocation or perceived discrimination by the people in power. Even in relatively peaceful countries, income disparities threaten peace at the micro level. […]

The Equality Promise

As an avid social media user, I can confidently say that Twitter offers the best opportunities for connection. Through my four years of tweeting, one can only imagine the variety of people (and accounts) that I have interacted. One of my favorite pastimes has been looking out for irrational 140-character soundbytes related to feminism and […]

Taking on the Development Challenge: Reflections on the first week of #YPP2017

The first week of the BRAC Young Professionals Programme promised (and delivered) an unforgettable experience with a packed line up of top management from both BRAC Bangladesh and BRAC International. The program provided a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet seasoned development experts and career professionals at the helm of the world’s biggest development organisation.