Stories


Em[powered] island communities lead energy innovation

In many island countries, only a small percentage of electricity comes from renewable sources. A look at three nations that are changing that.  


Bridging the HIV divide in Angola

In Angola, a new generation of activists is mobilizing local communities and raising women and girls' awareness to HIV.  


'Tis the season to green your celebrations

Five ideas for how to make your holiday gatherings greener.  


Powering change in Vanuatu

A tiny South Pacific island gets a new lease on life with solar energy.  


Hydro power boosts development in the DR Congo

Rural electrification helps tackle instability and provides livelihoods  


No development without safety for all

How the SDGs address violence against women.  


"Now that we own our land we can protect it."

Working on climate change with the Hadzabe people of northern Tanzania, one of the world's oldest communities.  


Gathering "all of Iraq" to understand peace

Iraqi students design activities for people from various backgrounds to exchange ideas about peace.  


Groundbreaking data tackles child malnutrition in Honduras

Taking a comprehensive look at a complex issue rooted in social, economic and environmental factors.  


What are NDCs and why are they important?

Helping countries reach their Paris Agreement commitments.  


Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Born in an age of uncertainty, young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Georgia reflect on patriotism, freedom and opportunity.  


Protecting livelihoods and nature on Inle Lake

Changing direction on Myanmar's second largest lake, under threat from climate change and unsustainable farming.  


"Embrace it. It's a strength."

Meet a young woman advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.  


Recovery takes root in Myanmar

Rice farmers recover from devastating floods.  


Weaving past and future

How a remote Indonesian community has revived a dying tradition.  

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