How a Rwandan organization enables women, youth and refugees to leave poverty

58 year old seller Betty Mukarame is one of many women taking part in the organization Access to Finance Rwanda's (AFR) initiatives. Photo: FinScope 2016.

Of: Hibo Yusuf Ahmed

The concept of an inclusive economy has proved to make significant change in Rwanda, lifting millions out of poverty, according to the UN. The organization Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR), which is partly funded by the Swedish government, identifies market gaps and design interventions to close those gaps - making the market accessible to the most vulnerable in society. - Poor people stay poor because they are excluded from different markets, says Jean Bosco Iyacu, CEO of AFR.

December 30, 2021, English, Interview, Magazine

Week 24: Debate on flight and migration on International Refugee Day

Of: The Chancellery

New figures from the UNHCR show that more than 80 million people are currently on the run and that the number has more than doubled in the last ten years. This week, the debate has revolved around several aspects of flight and migration and several debaters believe that the rich countries in the world must take joint responsibility for the situation. Democracy and climate linked to the Chinese regime have also been debated and Swedish companies should stop assisting dictatorships in oppressing LGBTQI people.

June 21, 2021, Current debate

Is “Sky Ambulances” the future in Health Care?

Rwanda is leading the way by being the first country to use drones on a national scale in health care. Now Ghana is following. Photo: World Bank Photo Collection, Flickr.

Of: Åsa Setterquist

Zipline, a US-based company, has been using drones to deliver medical supplies to health clinics and hospitals in remote areas in Rwanda since 2016. Now the project is to be implemented in Ghana.

March 5, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

When Men Care

Schoolboys attend sensitization classes on sexual education at a school in Bangui, Central African Republic. The classes are meant to prevent gender-based violence. Photo: UN / Flickr.

Of: Siobhán Coskeran and Yvonne Jila

The fight against gender-based violence has often been cast as a women's issue. However, successful programs in Africa show the importance of engaging men and boys in the discussion.

December 10, 2018, English, Long read, Magazine