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Think Future Reflections: Josephilda Nhlapo-Hlope

Think Future Reflections: Josephilda Nhlapo-Hlope

I left Think Future almost a fanatic convert for ECD. I attended Think Future 2 in October 2019 because my work demands evidence based policy making and utilizing innovative ideas to maximize impact of Rand spent. This particular Think Future event happened when...

Think Future Reflections: Christina Kirby

Think Future Reflections: Christina Kirby

I’ll admit, that prior to participating in this years’ Think Future event, I considered the 2019 theme “Challenging Perspectives” a tall order.  Out of the diverse group of attendees with varying backgrounds and professions, including a full-spectrum range of...

Think Future Reflections: Nwanyibuife Obiako

Think Future Reflections: Nwanyibuife Obiako

It was a joy to attend and participate as a speaker at the Think Future 2 conference, held at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The theme was Challenging Perspectives and I spoke on 'The Power of Data and Partnerships'.  With over 250 people in...

Imagine: Working for the dreamers of tomorrow

Imagine: Working for the dreamers of tomorrow

“A person's a person, no matter how small.” ― Dr. Seuss Recently, on a panel discussing ‘race’ on MSNBC (American television network). Eddie Glaude, professor, author and news contributor, was responding to a question about what we say to children in a world that is...

The Word for Women in 2019: Defiance

The Word for Women in 2019: Defiance

This post was originally published by Forbes. While the world watches the US government shutdown over funding for US President Donald Trump’s border wall, another wall has been quietly built up – in India. On the first day of this year (2019), five million women in...

“Employer-sponsored educare is a win-win-win!”

“Employer-sponsored educare is a win-win-win!”

Find out why with a behind the scenes look at South Africa’s first ever employer-sponsored educare provider. Over the coming months, we will be featuring interviews with some of our investees, giving you an inside look into the how and why behind their initiatives as...

Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech

Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech

This post was originally published on the Omidyar Network's website. There are 250 million learners around the world who have finished their schooling – yet aren’t able to read or write well and lack the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century. The...

Disruption: Moving hearts, limbs, minds and money

Disruption: Moving hearts, limbs, minds and money

The first Africa Social and Behaviour Change (ASBC) Conference took place last month in Nairobi. The overarching theme of the conference was ‘Disruptive SBC strategies for the future of Africa’, and built on the notion that: “All human interactions – be they social,...