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Check out this recent article from OZY, Kenya’s Digital Economy Is Booming.  

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We recommend you read this recent article from The Conversation, An integrated, sustainable fix is key to solving Africa’s energy woes by Mark Booth.

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Stacy Lynn, a member of the Africa Center leadership team would like to share the recent establishment of the African Drylands Institute of Sustainability (ADIS).

This article by Gregory Warner and Laura Starecheski explains how difficult obtaining an education can be for girls, and describes the steps they have taken to overcome some of these challenges.

We recommend this latest article from OZY, "Rwanda's Radical Approach to Farming" by Morris Weintraub to learn what farmers in Rwanda are doing differently.

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Did you know Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s most rapidly growing region? Check out this interesting article from The Conversation, "Why smart agricultural development is needed in Africa’s savannas" that discusses solutions to a growing population.  

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Read this recent article from  and  published by The Conversation, which discusses renewable energy projects, and the importance of collaboration, in South Africa.

Power to the people: renewable energy projects must be a collaborative effort 

Photo Credit: The Conversation: Solar panels are installed at a project in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Copyright Droogfontein Solar Power

Director, Kathy Galvin was in southern Colorado in mid-September with the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of Colorado. She was at home in the canyonlands of south-east Colorado as they are similar to the drylands of Kenya. Can you pick her out? She’s right in the middle, sitting, with a blue t-shirt and a purple shirt over her shoulders.

In this article , Rector and Vice-Chancellor at Stellenbosch University discusses how African universities can impact global sustainability through collaboration.  

It's Hot In Here

Placing the wealth of knowledge at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) in conversation with Ann Arbor and the World, "It's Hot in Here" ushered in "a new era in environmentally themed college talk radio, 2008.  Anthropologist Rebecca Harding, scholar and research scientist is an Associate Professor in the U. of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, is the Co-Host of "It's Hot In Here" engaging graduate students and diverse professional experts. 

This recent show on "Science and Social Conflicts in Climate Planning:  The View from Ethiopia", brought listeners more than an hour of in-depth analysis and lively conversation on the challenges of climate change planning, both in Ethiopia and across the diverse governance landscape of East and North Africa.

IHIH hosts Rebecca Hardin and Katie Browne, and guest host Arman Golrokhian are joined by three delightful and distinguished guests: Benjamin Morse returned Peace Corps Volunteer and current SNRE student; Dr. Kelly Askew Department of Anthropology and the Department of African and Afroamerican Studies (DAAS); and Professor Laura Beny U. of Michigan Law School.

Listen:  08.28.2015: Science and Social Conflicts in Climate Planning: The View from Ethiopia