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Q&A With Thea Anderson, Director of Financial Inclusion at Mercy Corps

WAM UK hosted a dinner with Thea Anderson, Mercy Corps’ Director for Financial Inclusion, with our members to learn more about the global organisation’s engagement in advancing access to financial services for women. 1,021 more words


Hopes and concerns: Canada’s involvement in Haiti

By Rebekah Sears, MCC Ottawa Office policy analyst.

I love watching our Canadian political processes unfold: elections, tracking the promises, critiquing the results, the whole game of politics. 1,023 more words


"Be Prepared" - The Scout Motto

I think I joined the cub scouts when I was about 7 years old.  Every Monday night I’d rock up to Whaminda Park Scout Den in my long socks and green tie chanting “Dob, Dob, Dob (Do Our Best) and Dyb, Dyb, Dyb (Do your best)”.   1,432 more words


The Silicon Valley of India

If you google Bangalore, you will quickly find names such as “The Silicon Valey of India,” “IT Hub of Asia,” etc. It is described as a “western” and “modern” city. 715 more words

Driving in Nigeria

Well, my experience of driving in Nigeria can kind of be described as organised chaos. Many rules of the that road I’m used to don’t apply over here. 163 more words

Just because I'm a woman...

There was recently a BBC programme aired named ‘World’s Worst Place to be a Woman?’, set in Honduras. It depicted a shocking Honduras to the British public: the highest femicide rate in the world, the situation worsening as in the last decade the murder rate of women has trebled, and close to zero support for women fleeing violent situations. 934 more words



A couple of people have asked me about the effectiveness of this scheme and the problems of similar-sounding projects, where people go out to vaguely ‘exotic’ sounding countries, thinking they will change the world. 561 more words