James Nguo is regional director for the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN). James is a development communications specialist with a master’s degree in strategic communications from the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.
James is also a recognized contributor to various global bodies involved in information and communications technologies, including Global Knowledge Partnership (www.globalknowledge.org/) and the Association for Progressive Communications (www.apc.org), where he was elected an executive board member in 2008. He also contributes to the IKM Emergent (www.ikmemergent.net) and Kenya ICT Network (KICTANet).
In April 2011, the international board of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public (www.ashoka.org) selected James as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs for leveraging a well-managed and sustainable network of information centers to improve the quality of life of rural small-scale farmers in East Africa.
August 16, 2011 / James Nguo
Like many others around the world, I have been following the terrible news of the hunger that is now ravaging the Horn of Africa, including parts of Kenya.
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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