Sunday, November 30, 2008

Africa's future: Donation or Wealth Creation?

Andrew Mwenda is a print, radio and television journalist, and an active critic of many forms of Western aid to Africa. Too much of the aid from rich nations, he says, goes to the worst African countries to fuel war and government abuse. Such money not only never gets to its intended recipients, Africa's truly needy -- it actively plays a part in making their lives worse.

Set your priorities right...

Adjunct Professor and Director Bjørn Lomborg has been heading Copenhagen Consensus Center at Copenhagen Business School since its start January 2006.

Bjørn Lomborg author of Cool It and The Sceptical Environmentalist and editor of the three books on the Copenhagen Consensus: Global Crises, Global Solutions (2004), How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place (2006) and Sollutions for the World's Biggest Problems (2007).

The Copenhagen Consensus Center analyzes the world's greatest challenges and identifies cost efficient solutions to meeting these challenges. The Center works with multilateral organizations, governments and other entities concerned with mitigating the consequences of the challenges which the world is facing.

With the process of prioritization, the center aims to establish a framework in which solutions to problems are prioritized according to efficiency based upon economic and scientific analysis of distinct subjects.

I made a Windmill for my house

When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book.