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Virtual Internships: A Reflection

It has officially been six months since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The global pandemic has and will change many aspects of our daily lives. Covid-19 is not only affecting the health of millions, it also has adverse effects on our global economy; specifically, development funding. In the global development sector, funding is extremely … Continue reading Virtual Internships: A Reflection

COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts and Diverse Responses PoliTalk

As we all continue on in this pandemic, many things have come to light in terms of issues that have been previously swept under the rug. Some things that have come to light during COVID-19 include  criminal justice, inequality, racism, urban development, education, and international matters. These topics and more were covered at the University … Continue reading COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts and Diverse Responses PoliTalk

Life after QES: Caro’s Chilies from Makadara Sub-County Food and Farm Market

Caro's Chilies that she never transplanted into pots Before I narrate the story behind Caro's chilies, here is the conversation that informed my writing this time; Akdoshe in this conversation is myself, Agnes. I didn't know they referred to the market as mine! On Friday the 28th of February, 2020, my colleague Veronicah Kisilu and … Continue reading Life after QES: Caro’s Chilies from Makadara Sub-County Food and Farm Market

Life Back in Canada, Our Unconventional Experience Abroad

Now, 2020 has been quite the wild ride when it comes to international experience. The end of 2019 included, as we were preparing to live and intern in Dar es Salaam for three months, planning additional travels afterwards, finishing our semesters, and working. It felt like a lot to organize in such little time.  Nevertheless, … Continue reading Life Back in Canada, Our Unconventional Experience Abroad

White sneaks, black boots, muted colours–

My thoughts being plunked into a new world... White sneaks, black boots, muted colours—a few of my favourite things and closet staples—could not be more opposite than the regular streetwear or business attire in Nairobi or most of East Africa. Here, unorthodox, unmuted colour combinations of any abstract pattern are donned with confidence. I find … Continue reading White sneaks, black boots, muted colours–