Archive | March 2013

The Lab welcomes Lawrence Yealue as Country Representative for Liberia!

001 (4)The Accountability Lab is very excited to have Lawrence Yealue on the team as Country Representative for Liberia. Lawrence will lead the accountability work from Monrovia- including the Liberia Accountapreneurship Fund, the Accountability Change Agency and the @ccountability Initiative Read More…

Rectifying Guinea Bissau’s Image Problem

The Streets of Bissau

The Streets of Bissau

Originally published by Forbes.

In the international press the small West African country of Guinea Bissau is variously described as most, if not all of the following: a narco-state (with as many as 30 tons of drugs passing through the country every year); coup-plagued (with at least four military coups since 1998 and six political assassinations in the past 3 years); conflict-ridden (at war for more than half of its’ modern history); and poverty-stricken (with over half the population living in poverty). Read More…

Between Burqas and Bikinis: Tunisia in Transition

002 By Blair Glencorse. What do in-depth analyses of political processes, discussions with perfume shop owners and singing German Ambassadors have in common? The BMW Foundation Arab-European Young Leaders Forum (of course!)- which I was lucky enough to attend in Tunis in early March. The Forum brought together over 40 diverse change-makers from across government, the private sector, and civil society for three days of interactions which took place, appropriately, where the Arab Awakenings began over two years ago. Read More…

The Lab signs an MoU with Instituto Benten in Guinea Bissau

011The Accountability Lab and Instituto Benten today signed a Memorandum of Understanding after a recent visit by the Lab to Guinea Bissau in February 2013. The MoU covers joint efforts to support the accountability agenda in the country; the development of new programs on accountability; and the potential deployment of an Accountapreneurship Fund to support Bissau-Guineans with creative ideas for new accountability tools through funding, training, networks and mentorship. Read More…