#275 – April 18, 2014 Electricity in Kenya

When I take my shower in the morning with our instantaneous electric hot water heater, I am not only clean, but feel smug and virtuous. Almost two-thirds of the electricity I use is from renewal sources. Almost half comes from hydropower, but more surprising about 15% of the rest comes from geothermal electric generation. Alas, the remaining amount comes from READ MORE

#272 – March 28, 2014 Jacobsen Named Most Valuable Peacemaker of 2014

Bill Jacobsen, Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University outside Philadelphia, has been named “Most Valuable Peacemaker of 2014” by the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators. He attended the first HROC International Training in Burundi in 2011 and helped lead the following two international trainings in Rwanda in 2012 and 2013. He has been the leader in READ MORE

#263 – January 24, 2014 Two AGLI Reports: “Shame Envelopes Me” and “It’s Only Peace That Unites Us.”

One of my objectives in these Reports from Kenya and in PeaceWays-AGLI is to give a voice to our African partners and the people they work with so that we can see their perspective, situation, and insight. Included here are two reports I have received recently from two of our programs. The first, Shame Envelopes Me, by Alexia Nibona, the READ MORE

#262 – January 17, 2014 Mega-Projects?

In early 2013, Mwai Kibaki completed his ten years in office as president of Kenya. His enduring legacy is the mega-projects he promoted during his time as president. This posting is to explore whether such projects are a good method for developing a poor country into a middle-income country. The major mega-project completed during Kibaki’s term in office was the READ MORE