Conflict in South Sudan: Can Area Boy Diplomacy Help?

By Joel Obengo Despite multiple cease fire attempts and ongoing peace negotiations, violence continues to consume much of South Sudan. Insecurity throughout the country has disrupted agricultural activities and exacerbated food insecurity, bringing South Sudan to the brink of famine and a humanitarian crisis.

Reinventing a New Model for Education in Rural Nepal

By Manoj Kr. Bhusal

A Public school in Western Nepal offers a new educational model that could significantly change Nepal's primary and secondary education systems.

How Can Tourism Shape Colombia’s Post-Conflict Future?

By Adil Khan

Colombia has made great strides to transform itself into a cultural and tourism hub, which may encourage further investment and economic progress. Colombia's tourism industry is expanding and could yet prove to be pivotal in the country’s economic diversification and future development.

What do children play in the Colombian conflict?

By LAURA D. ORTIZ/GSDM  According to the Happy Planet Index in 2012, Colombia is positioned as the 3rd happiest country in the world. The HPI results, that consider this country among other...

What Has South-South Cooperation Achieved So Far?

Recent statistics do show that south-south cooperation has reeved up, but there is still a long way to go. Statistics also show that the 29 member countries of the OECD’s development assistance committee account for 90% of global development aid and have decades of experience behind them; and south-south cooperation is certainly not going to replace these figures soon. For many, south-south cooperation is an ideological boost rather than something concrete in practice.
An IDP boy at the Hawa Abdi Centre for Internally Displaced Somalis.

Somalia Vision 2016: A Long Way To Go

By Abdiwahab Ali For the first time now there is an internationally recognized federal government in Somalia. Though Somalis disagree about whether federalism is a recipe for sustainable peace and even question whether such a system is little more than paper work.

A Woman’s Work: Women in the Middle East Choose Untraditional Roles

By Adam Pitt   Mir and Hajar are graduates from the International Maritime College Oman (IMCO) in the Omani city of Sohar. Having become friends after enrolling on a four-year...

The Other Side of Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

By K. Hussain Is this really about clash of civilizations between Islam and the West? Well, it isn’t. Or it shouldn’t be understood that way.