Stories from the Field by Geoffrey Tam (F’20)

by jtijssen
Stories from the Field by Geoffrey Tam (F’20) Sep 13

During my first stakeholder meeting with Kwangu Kwako, Ltd. (KKL), I had the opportunity to meet Milka Achieng, a charismatic young woman who has grown up in Kibera’s Gatwekera neighborhood. Kibera is referred by many as Africa’s largest slum with an estimated population of around 250,000 people. Milka had worked with KKL on data collection in the past and would be helping me on this round of interviews as well.

Milka shared her experience living and working in Africa’s most infamous settlement, from the dynamics of power and justice to land ownership and education. While her community is unquestionably under-resourced, Milka received a free education up until secondary school via an NGO-operated program promoting girls’ education.

Sep 11

Scale-Up Stories by Connor Doyle (A’21)

by jtijssen

The end of June saw a busy time for Endeavor, with a jam-packed schedule from the get-go. On June 23, we hosted “High Impact Talks,” inviting our mentors and Endeavor Entrepreneurs to hear about cap table governance and exits from the two heads of Internet Banking at Jefferies.

Sep 06

“Integrating for the Future”: Research on the Proposed East African Federation by Daniel Ndirangu (A’21)

by jtijssen

My research project on the proposed East African Federation this summer has thus far been as rewarding as it has been challenging.

Sep 05

The War Studies Program by Ezgi Yazici (A’20)

by tuftsigl

During my first six weeks as a research intern in Washington D.C, I had the opportunity to co-author a piece on Turkey at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

Sep 04

Chasing Impact in Kenya’s Housing Sector by Geoffrey Tam (F’20)

by heatherbarry

The Art and Science of Qualitative Data Collection:

Aug 28

Art All Night by Miranda Macaulay Miller (A’20)

by heatherbarry

As I reach the end of my internship at the Arts and Culture program of the Middle East Institute (MEI), I have been thinking a lot about the intersection of the arts and policy, and more specifically the intersection of arts and policy making in the Middle East.