*by Natalie Bethel, working at @the_IDB Country Office in The Bahamas This summer, I travelled to Detroit, Michigan for a Global Shapers forum: ‘Shape North America’. It brought young ‘Global Shapers’ in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean together, with a goal of ‘inspiring and convening innovative systems thinkers who believe in sustainable, socially just, creative, and … [Read more...] about CHANGING THE MISCONCEPTION ABOUT HUMAN WASTE: IT IS VALUABLE NOT VILE
WATER: A “VOLUPTUOUS” RESOURCE
Are we missing the point? Few summers ago my wife and I went to California, to the Napa valley, where inevitably we met a lot of wine enthusiastic. Between glasses, we were amused in learning fascinating jargon related to wine tasting. “Wine descriptors”, they call it. We learned that a wine can be velvety, laser-like or angular (an angular wine is like putting a triangle in … [Read more...] about WATER: A “VOLUPTUOUS” RESOURCE
ARE YOU LISTENING?
By Marle Reyes, @BIDagua contact in IDB Office in Guyana I’m sure most of us heard this question (Are you listening?) from our parents at some point while growing up. Let’s not get into details here, but overall why were they asking, although I’m not a parent myself (yet) I think it is obvious they were expecting a sign indicating that we got the point, that in the future we … [Read more...] about ARE YOU LISTENING?
I DO NOT HAVE AN IPHONE6 BECAUSE I AM A MARRIED MAN
Though I appreciate art in all of its possible expressions, I am a practical guy who likes useful things. I do not know where I keep all the silver spoons that were given me at my 2002 graduation (read: useless), but I still use the camping gear that was given me in the same occasion (read: useful). To me the line between useful and useless is clear. Such a practical guy I am. … [Read more...] about I DO NOT HAVE AN IPHONE6 BECAUSE I AM A MARRIED MAN
FROM XCREMENT TO DEFECATIO
Defecatio matutina bona tamquam medicina. Defecatio meridiana neque bona neque sana. Defecatio vespertina ducit hominem ad ruinam. … [Read more...] about FROM XCREMENT TO DEFECATIO