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“So, how was Africa?” – A letter to friends, family, and supporters of a short-term overseas volunteer

Hey everyone, I am now officially back from Ghana, and sitting in the living room of my apartment with Steve in Ottawa.  It’s hard to believe that I’m actually back here and that it’s been 5 months since I left. … Continue reading

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First Day in Accra – Exploring the Market

For the first few days in country you stay at a guesthouse and go over some training modules about things like Health & Safety, Policies, creating plans, etc.  Our guesthouse is actually a hotel, and it’s really nice, with two … Continue reading

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I’m going to Africa!

I got a job! Wow… I’m still kind of in shock.  I am officially a Professional Fellow (ProF), and will be leaving in August for four months to work in Ghana with Engineers Without Borders.  Although I’ve talked to a … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There’s a drone for that

   Title and Link:  No roads? There’s a drone for that (June 2013 – Edinburgh, Scotland) Presenter: Andreas Raptopoulos is the co-founder and CEO of Matternet, a company with the goal of creating a new paradigm related to transportation using unmanned … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

Title and Link: Is China the new idol for emerging economies? (June 2013, Scotland) Presenter: Dambisa Moyo is a world-famous economist who studied at Harvard and  Oxford and worked at the prestigious Goldman Sachs and the infamous World Bank. She has written 3 … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Charles Robertson: Africa’s next boom

Title and Link: Africa’s next boom (2013) Presenter: Charles Robertson is an economist and a leading emerging markets specialist.  He is the Global Chief Economist and head of the macro-strategy unit at Renaissance Capital.  Robertson is also the author of The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind … Continue reading

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