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COVID-19 will change our lives. And our way of working.

This new reality forces us to think how we can develop a capability that addresses emergent issues in spaces of high uncertainty and what system…


Violence against women politicians: an unacceptable cost of gender equality

Despite progress in politics, resistance to making parity between women and men in politics and decision-making is a reality. Women running for political office defy social norms and are often…  


Could air pollution be the other public health emergency?

Years of potential life are lost due to outdoor air pollution in Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. As the development community looks to integrated ways to recover from…  


Airly: now delivering knowledge about air quality to Belarus

Polish Challenge Fund grantee Airly is making an impact in Belarus with their air quality sensors.  


Connecting girls to a bright future in ICT

Massive job losses could be offset by the “jobs of tomorrow.” But are those jobs for everyone? They are if we can make improve the pathways for girls.  


Agorà - a transformational dance with urban systems

Agorà is a City Transformation Portfolio - a template that can be applied for designing and managing pandemic response and renewal plans.  


Women’s empowerment key to Western Balkans’ efforts to build back better from the pandemic

If we fail to adopt a gender perspective in our responses to the pandemic, we fail to build resilient societies and reinforce growing inequalities.  


The most read blogs of 2020 are about…(surprise!) Covid-19

From gender equality to human rights, climate change to the economy — one topic covered our top blogs this year: Covid-19  


From an idea to a goal: an innovator’s journey to bring a medical device to those who need it

Slovak Challenge Fund recipients map their journey from innovative idea to product, and getting it into the hands of those who need it most.  


We need to talk about how Covid-19 is affecting human rights

As the pandemic rages on, here are four areas of growing concern for human rights.  


Two things that can prepare our societies for changing demographics

Over the last 30 years, 17 countries, all of them in Eastern Europe, experienced sustained population decline. This unique phenomenon will have a significant impact on the future of the region.  

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