Why applying a gender lens is key to addressing Africa’s challenges

A report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in early 2015 caught my attention. Being sensitive to gender issues, I was amazed that I had missed the gender dimension of this public health crisis. An alert from a global group that co-ordinates humanitarian action put the crisis in context:…

Shirley Malcom

Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Solving Africa’s Brain Drain Problem

In a highly globalized world, not only goods and information move easily from one border to another. Human capital movement has also been moving at an unprecedented rate, with transportation costs lowering and some receiving developed countries relaxing their migration policies. While the World Bank estimates that the highest numbers…