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Panel Event – Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership March 26, 2018

Thursday, April 5th 6:00 – 7:00 pm Pleasants Family Room Wilson Library @ UNC Click here for event flyer. Across Africa, women and girls are more likely to face some of the world’s most urgent challenges which can often prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Within informal settlements like Kibera …

Ensuring Access to Clean Drinking Water March 21, 2018

By Patrick Kelly, Communications Intern Despite water being the most abundant resource on the planet, it is estimated 1.8 billion people drink from unsafe or insufficient water sources. The number reflects almost all the residents of Kibera who drink from …

CFK’s Mercy Owuor speaks at UN Headquarters in New York March 13, 2018

Mercy Owuor, the Head of Research, Policy and Development at CFK, was invited to serve as a panelist and speaker at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women event session at UN Headquarters in New York, NY. This was a …

#PressForProgress this International Women’s Day March 8, 2018

Women and girls living in Kibera continue to face tremendous barriers to success. They are disproportionately affected by violence and discrimination, and struggle to meet their basic needs amidst extreme poverty. Gender inequality, limited access to education, and lack of quality …

Celebrate, Commemorate & Collaborate 4 #WorldNGO Day February 26, 2018

By Brooke Bauman, Communications Intern Throughout history, non-governmental organizations have played key roles in supporting people and advocating for worthwhile causes. Today, we celebrate NGOs everywhere by recognizing February 27 as World NGO Day. Recently established in 2014 by the …

A Fellow’s Reflections on Kibera February 23, 2018

Last fall, 2017 James and Florence Peacock Fellow Jeff Walker, spent eight weeks with our nutrition and community wellness team on the ground in Kibera. As a graduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, Jeff was very …

CFK Board Member Selected for 2018 New Voices Fellowship 

The following excerpt was originally posted January, 23, 2018 on The Aspen Institute’s website. Board Member, Dr. Stellah Bosire, has been selected for the New Voices Fellowship, Aspen Institutes’s groundbreaking program designed to ensure experts from the developing world have a …

Pushing the Digital Envelope for Girls February 22, 2018

By Brooke Bauman, Communications Intern We live in a digital world that is constantly evolving. While technologically savvy professionals have laid the foundation for our digital world, young people are expected to push the envelope even further by creating the …