YALI Network In Action

U.S. Ambassadors Show Support for #Africa4Her

The 2016 #Africa4Her campaign saw a huge outpouring of support inside and outside the YALI Network. More than 20,000 Network members made pledges (thank you!), and 44 pledges were made by U.S. ambassadors to Africa. Among the highlights: Using the hashtags #30Jours30Femmes and #FiereDetreFemme, Embassy Bamako published a photo each...

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Country of the Week: Namibia

Did you know that Namibia is home to the world’s oldest desert? Geographically vast, Namibia is filled with spectacular natural attractions. As a result, the landscape entices visitors with a thriving ecotourism industry. From lodges and reserves to extreme sports, Namibia welcomes the adventurous spirit within all of us! Apart...

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What will you do to help empower women?

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said gender equality is more than just a goal: “It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” In other words, when women lead, we all succeed. That is the theme of #Africa4Her. There are...

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Country of the Week: Mauritius

The main island of Mauritius, which celebrated 49 years of independence on Sunday, is only 65 kilometers long and 45 kilometers wide. Its small size makes Mauritius the most densely populated country in all of Africa! But don’t let that density fool you. Its population of about 1.3 million people...

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Country of the Week: Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the second most populous French-speaking country in the world — second only to France. However, the people of the DRC represent over 200 ethnic groups, speaking nearly 250 languages and dialects throughout the country! Unfortunately, those diverse groups haven’t always gotten along....

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Reducing time and cost of renewable energy

We have all heard about the importance of reducing our carbon footprints and choosing to go green. However, the two main arguments people have for choosing not to go green are “I do not have time” or “I cannot afford it.” Time and money are inconveniences that have influenced individual...

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YALI Network member Esther Kromah — a leader in green farming

Esther Kromah is a YALI Network member from Liberia who has used her education and knowledge to help farmers in her community. After completing her studies in agriculture at the Booker Washington Institute, Esther noticed the high amount of spending by local farming groups to purchase inorganic fertilizer. Esther wanted...

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