On November 24, 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-FARC, signed a historic agreement for the definitive termination of decades of violent conflict in the country. The Peace Agreement was made after almost 5 years of negotiations between the parties. But,...
In November of last year, Acumen Fellows Ashweetha Shetty and Shad Begum were invited to take the stage at TEDWomen and share their personal stories of becoming changemakers in their communities. TEDWomen is an annual conference that spotlights amazing women who are showing up, speaking...
In Response: Why we believe The Economist should reconsider their doubts regarding the impact of electrification on the poor
The Economist recently published an article questioning the cost of investing in energy access versus the benefits for energy access customers. Our partners at CrossBoundary, an investment advisory firm based in Nairobi, published a response to the article that fact checks The Economist article’s claims...