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(NL story) Vrijwilligerswerk in Afrika – Goed willen, kwaad doen

Afrika wordt elk jaar overspoeld door jonge vrijwilligers van over de hele wereld, zo ook tijdens de kerstperiode. Sommigen gaan naar Kenia om scholen te bouwen of naar Ghana om les te geven aan jongeren met beperkingen, anderen trekken naar Oeganda om zich te ontfermen over weeskinderen. Hoewel goedbedoeld zijn er valkuilen waar je voor op moet passen. Soms doe je als westerse vrijwilliger in een arm land onbewust meer kwaad dan goed.

(ENG story) From poo to profits, sanitation innovation in Africa

Africa can only prevent people from dying from wastewater and sanitation challenges if the private sector, which is also affected by the continent’s chronic sanitation gap, plays a greater part. This is one of the key conclusions of the inaugural Sanitation and Wastewater Management in Africa Atlas, which is being completed by GRID-Arendal and partners.

(ENG story) Digital revolution in Africa, upskilling for the digital age

The digital revolution is changing the way companies run and affecting the roles of auditors, accountants, and other financial professionals and how they are fulfilling their roles, according to Lauren Berrington, chief audit executive of South Africa-based The Bidvest Group.

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