China-Africa Cooperation and the Voice of the Masses

Attended by all African Presidents or their representatives, the recently held triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) was considered a success by participants. China extended a credit line of $60billion to Africa, in addition to already existing facilities, while president after president read speeches on the necessity and benefits of China’s relationship with the continent. … Continue reading China-Africa Cooperation and the Voice of the Masses

Book Chapter Publication

I recently co-authored a book chapter titled, "Integrating Clean Energy Use in National Poverty Alleviation Strategies: Opportunities and Challenges in Rwanda's Girinka Program," in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions. (2017). Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Owen Zinaman (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press. You may click here to access parts of the book. … Continue reading Book Chapter Publication

Africa’s Indigenous Technology for Rural Women Economic Empowerment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8IbErqkui8 Indigenous knowledge is critical in generating local innovation and in fostering sustainable entrepreneurship. In many rural communities, more women than men use indigenous technology at home and commercially in getting small scale, localized commercial projects accomplished. Women in rural areas are marginalized in making choices of decent jobs and have generally been besieged by … Continue reading Africa’s Indigenous Technology for Rural Women Economic Empowerment