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what can i buy while sitting in this traffic?

Accra has some pretty epic traffic jams. Impromptu marketplaces spring up around waiting vehicles when things get really stopped up, with hawkers offering a fantastic variety of items to passengers in waiting vehicles. One way I pass the time spent … Continue reading

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that familiar unfamiliar feeling.

Arriving solo somewhere new is always a humbling experience for me. I am reminded that each place is its own, and I have everything to learn- from how much things should cost to the sound of the languages and accents; … Continue reading

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equator prize award ceremony.

My time in Rio was spent working very hard to help make events run smoothly. My trip and our events at the Rio+20 conference culminated in a fantastic ceremony honoring this year’s winners of the Equator Prize. I actually left straight from … Continue reading

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cristo over rainy rio.

After three very rainy days at a little beach/surf/fishing town 2 hours east, we relocated for three very rainy days in Rio. Today it cleared enough for a trip up to the Cristo Redentor statue along with hundreds of other … Continue reading

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summer 2012 preview.

It’s the beginning of the end (of the semester) here in the Bronx. I’m at that treading water stage, simultaneously writing research proposals and/or literature reviews about: the impact of micro health insurance on household consumption and microcredit use in … Continue reading

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april links.

This blog post over at Innovations for Poverty Action and its linked New York Times article about lack of monetary change in Zimbabwe discuss the common problem of lack of balance for customers and businesses in the developing world. The … Continue reading

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kinshasa symphony.

Trailer: Couldn’t get it to embed, but click here for a longer excerpt from the documentary on the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste in DRC –> http://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=148075689 From the NPR story: When Diangienda first gathered 12 young people who wanted to learn to … Continue reading

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