Reanimating A Cartoon Classic

If you ever wanted to know how Firdaus Kharas funds his non-profit public service announcements, here’s a piece that lays out his current project to bring […]

There Are No More Excuses

For decades Canadian Firdaus Kharas has been mass-communicating messages of intractable human rights; he’s seen unimaginable results of violations. Yet there’s one example that is still […]

UN Declaration On Violence Against Women Echoes The Objectives Of The Humorous Animated Campaign No Excuses

No Excuses campaign creator calls for greater efforts to prevent use of culture as a justification for violence. HOW NO EXCUSES WORKS: BACKGROUNDER An integrated multi-lingual […]

Can A Fuzzy Definition Increase Social Justice?

  We’ve just been through the United Nations-designated international days for cancer and zero tolerance for female genital mutilation. These are easy to understand because they […]

Development Aid 2.0: A New Model For Funding Change

Those who created the software of international development aid are frustrated. They spent decades building a trillion-dollar architecture only to see it lurch, stumble and fizzle […]

Why Risk-Taking Must Overcome Emotion In Development Aid

Malala Yousafzai or Bello Eniola: which 15-year-old girl is more likely to become the future face of international development? Malala is the young lady who was […]

How Far Will The Golden Thread Stretch?

It’s taken decades for governments and organizations to realize, and admit, that international development aid from the West to developing countries hasn’t had the huge poverty-alleviation […]

Lumina Report Debunks “Simplistic” Thinking About Solar

In August 1961 Dag Hammarskjöld opened a United Nations’ renewable-energy conference in Rome by saying that solar power was the biggest hope for poverty alleviation in […]