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    Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Silver Kayondo, the Co-Founder and CEO of DroneNerds Africa (Uganda) Limited. The company specializes in frontiering the use of commercial drones/UAVs in agriculture, construction, GIS mapping, environmental compliance monitoring, and humanitarian refugee support in Uganda. During the meeting, we talked about the ways his company is helping

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  • Development Is About People Not Economies

    Development Is About People Not Economies0

    Last week I was invited to what was described as a “Global Think In” event, basically a series of conversations between academics on Columbia University’s New York campus and scholars and participants in nine Columbia Global Centers in cities around the world. The question we were asked to ponder was: What issue relating to the

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  • ‘Capital’ and Inequality in Zimbabwe

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Dear Kenyans, "We must start somewhere" is not an argument against having a plan. What does a "regenerated" Nairobi look like? Which riparians will be reclaimed? Do they include the slums which house over two-thirds of Nairobians? Where will those folks go?