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The New York Times

Amy Yee

2 December 2018

Gbamu Gbamu, Ogun State, Nigeria

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Over half of Nigeria's population lacks reliable access to electricity, but solar energy is slowly changing this. Mini-grids are gaining popularity in these rural areas thanks to the technology's capability to provid...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

15 October 2018

Watamu, Kenya

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In fishing communities, it isn't uncommon for fishermen to accidentally entrap endangered sea turtles. A non-profit in Kenya, however, has figured out a way to not only help raise awareness about the importance of rel...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

21 September 2018

Kigali, Rwanda

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Moving from an ineffective approach of using pit toilets, communities in Rwanda are finding success through the implementation of a biogas system. This effort, part of a government-led initiative to reduce deforestati...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

21 September 2018

Linköping, Sweden

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In Sweden, waste is not just waste, or so the country explains with a total of 34 waste-to-energy power plants that turn garbage into electricity. With an already staggering low percentage of waste ending up in landfi...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Amy Yee

1 September 2018

Kampala, Uganda

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Group therapy has helped women experiencing depression in poor communities in Kampala. Since 2014, more than 25,110 women have met in small groups with trained peer facilitators, and after completing the program about...

NPR

Amy Yee

18 July 2018

Kigali, Rwanda

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In Rwanda, "Umuganda" is compulsory community service once a month—citizens 18-65 must all clean up their local community. The rule is enforced by police officers who may stop citizens and force them to work on the sp...

NPR

Amy Yee

15 June 2018

Rwanda

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MenCare is a health education program for rural Rwandan fathers, which teaches tactic for parenting, couples communication, and understanding prenatal care. Families whose patriarch participated in the program reporte...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

1 May 2018

Richard Toll, Senegal

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A cross-sector program to improve malaria awareness and treatment in Senegal has seen sharp decreases in cases. The program includes increased screening, rapid testing kits, and community health workers.

The New York Times

Amy Yee

23 February 2018

Kenya

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Kenya harnesses geothermal energy to power the nation. By developing naturally occurring geothermal areas at the East African Rift, they were able to supply almost half of the country's energy needs in 2015.

NPR

Amy Yee

8 December 2017

Ghana

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Investment in African agriculture has wide-ranging impact because the industry provides 60 percent of employment in the continent. Injaro, founded by an investment banker, is a private equity fund that seeks to invest...

Pulitzer Center

Amy Yee

13 November 2017

Keur Simbara, Senegal

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Many people who practice Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) consider it a private, cultural issue. The procedure, which is performed on girls, requires “cutting off the clitoris and parts of the labia and sealing the vag...

Yale E360

Amy Yee

14 September 2017

Central African Republic

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The deforestation of Virunga National Park has lead to erosion, landslides and loss of wildlife habitat. The trees are often used for charcoal which is seen as an essential commodity in the region. To save the forest,...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

30 August 2017

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Virunga National Park is facing a crisis of deforestation amid the backdrop of the war-torn country. In this same region, power plants stand as a semblance of hope, offering th...

Undark

Amy Yee

6 April 2017

Ethiopia

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Genital Mutilaiton, a culturally rooted practice that carries a host of immediate and long-term health risks is being condemned globally. In response, this piece looks at the KMG model, utilizing community discussions...

The Christian Science Monitor

Amy Yee

26 January 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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When Bogaletch Gebre was a girl she underwent a dangerous procedure, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The practice requires the removal of all, or part of the clitoris. It can lead to scarring, bleeding, and sometimes...

Voa News

Amy Yee

5 January 2017

Ethiopia

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An estimated 200 million woman have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a procedure which can lead to “hemorrhaging, scarring, infections and psychological trauma.” However, one nonprofit, called KMG, has made ...

NPR

Amy Yee

7 November 2016

Ethiopia

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Ethiopia has the largest population of donkeys which are used to move people, food, wood and water. Despite their being necessary for survival, most Ethiopians neglected and abused their donkeys. The Donkey Sanctuary ...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

4 October 2016

Kakhin Bimile, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Idcol), a government-backed Bangladeshi energy and infrastructure group, is helping bring solar power to homes in rural Bangladesh that once relied on dangerous kerosene or ...

NPR

Amy Yee

27 September 2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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As a response to a growing population, farmers have begun encroaching into Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to expand their crop yield. This creates a problem for the endangered great...

The Economist

Amy Yee

15 September 2016

Gahini Sector, Kayonza District, Rwanda

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Rwanda is a poor, rural country with a troubled history. Yet the country has built an effective national health system by tackling the diseases of poverty, such as diarrhea and pneumonia, with smart use of internation...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

4 July 2016

Kenya

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It's not just poaching that is changing the landscape of the elephant kingdom, it's human's actions in general. In an attempt to understand the geographical needs of elephants, scientists are arming the species with r...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

8 June 2016

Kenya

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In the face of crippling unemployment, environmental degradation, and species extinction, communities in Southern Kenya joined with various stakeholders to establish REDD+ project. This project sells carbon credits on...

The Atlantic

Amy Yee

5 May 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Despite popular belief, white kids aren't the only ones on the spectrum of autism research. In an effort to bridge these gaps, many research teams are reaching out to minority groups in ways that are more attuned to c...

Spectrum

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4 May 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Minority families often miss out on treatment or get left out of research — an ethical failure. New projects are illuminating autism’s diverse shades and aim to provide care to all members of society.

National Geographic

Amy Yee

27 April 2016

Nairobi, Kenya

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Ivory poaching has decreased the number of live elephants by one-fifth in the past decade. Although Kenya has ratified laws that make ivory poaching and trafficking punishable, identifying smugglers at border security...

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