Archive | November 2014

Blair Glencorse Named a Finalist for the World Technology Award

WTA 2014We are excited to announce that the Accountability Lab is being featured at this year’s 2014 World Technology Summit, taking place today and tomorrow in New York City, in partnership with FORTUNE and TIME. The summit brings together leaders in technology and innovation from around the world, giving them an opportunity to share their ideas and be honored for their contribution to the world. Read More…

Festival Season in Harare: Youth Arise for Artistic Expression

By: Brooks Marmon, Accountability Architect, Accountability Lab.

shoko festivalIt’s summer in Zimbabwe and the jacarandas lining the streets of the city’s plush northern suburbs are approaching full bloom, splashing purple across Harare’s parched landscape. On a less pleasant note, major news headlines appear to have changed little over the past decade: Robert Mugabe continues to condemn the West at meetings of the UN General Assembly, illegal urban structures continue to be demolished, and white farmers continue to face evictions. Read More…

5 Ways to Beat Global Corruption

RTR1UUGW-628x330By: Blair Glencorse. This post was originally published by the World Economic Forum.

The various crises currently dominating international headlines – Ukraine, ISIS, Ebola – don’t appear to have much in common. But while the dynamics certainly differ, each of these challenges is underpinned by a common theme: rampant corruption. From the collapse of government in Ukraine and the revolution in Syria to the graft that has undermined health systems in West Africa, corruption has proven to be a driver of recent instability. Read More…