Virtual Internships: A Reflection

It has officially been six months since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The global pandemic has and will change many aspects of our daily lives. Covid-19 is not only affecting the health of millions, it also has adverse effects on our global economy; specifically, development funding. In the global development sector, funding is extremely … Continue reading Virtual Internships: A Reflection

Foreign Aid: Hidden Agendas in Development

A few weeks ago, I sat in a conference meeting hosted by the European Union (EU) where they unveiled their Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) 2019 for Somalia. Somalia’s situation is, “complicated,” to utilize the words of those representing the EU. Somalia is on the precipice of significant political, economic, social, and security developments that could … Continue reading Foreign Aid: Hidden Agendas in Development

Empty Grocery Aisles and an Introduction to Nairobi’s Food System

My first day in Nairobi three weeks ago included meetings, errands, and getting to know a small part of Nairobi with my fellow interns Chelsea and Karl. In search of some basic groceries, we decided to check out supermarket giant Nakumatt while visiting a local shopping centre. One of the largest and most wide-spread supermarket … Continue reading Empty Grocery Aisles and an Introduction to Nairobi’s Food System

Reflections from Nairobi

Jambo! One of the patterns I have noticed in this vibrant city is her love for juxtapositions. Dusty, broken and trash littered sidewalks are walked upon by sharply dressed business people. Tall, modern buildings are neighbors with dilapidated and crowded markets; while gated, secure communities provide little protection against the incessant mosquitoes and boisterous traffic. … Continue reading Reflections from Nairobi