How To Get More Likes On Social Media

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Look no further. This is how to get more likes on social media. … Or is it? Check out the new guide, “How to communicate the world? A Social Media Guide for Volunteers & Travelers”, on

The danger of a single story

Africa | Reports | Background Information | Perspectives | Videos

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

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Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all?

Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

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When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you’re trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit.

If The World Were 100 People

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If the population of the world was only 100 people, what would society look like? by GOOD Data

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

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Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done.

How not to be ignorant about the world

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How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data, demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know.

Let’s save Africa! – Gone wrong

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A satirical video by the Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund SAIH.

Africa for Norway

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A group of South African students and an aid agency in Norway are challenging the stereotypical image of Africa.