Blog #19 9 Professional Associations for Women in Construction

This week, in the United States, Women in Construction are being recognized and celebrated. This is a National Association of Women in Construction-led (NAWIC) event. This year’s theme is to “Connect, Collaborate, Construct”. In other to connect and collaborate, we need to find communities of like minded people who want to do the same. SoContinue reading “Blog #19 9 Professional Associations for Women in Construction”

Blog #18: Benin City’s Historic, Amazing Earthern Walls

From 800AD to 1460AD, Benin City built defensive walls, with a combination of ramparts and moats. The ramparts were up to 66 feet high, and covered 9,950 miles, and an area is 2,317 square miles. It was considered the world’s largest earthwork, constructed of a ditch and dike structure. It was recorded in the GuinnessContinue reading “Blog #18: Benin City’s Historic, Amazing Earthern Walls”

Blog #17: 2 Groundbreaking Real Estate Developments Aimed to Improve the Lives of Black People

It’s February, which is Black History Month, in the United States. I believe that Black History Month should celebrate the past, the present, and future of the African diaspora. I recently learned of these two community developments headed up by black people in the United States. Africatown in Greater Seattle Inspired by the original, historicContinue reading “Blog #17: 2 Groundbreaking Real Estate Developments Aimed to Improve the Lives of Black People”

Blog #15: WTO Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

At long last, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization! I previously wrote about Okonjo-Iweala’s long campaign which that been thwarted by the previous US presidential administration. It’s fitting that she won the appointment in the month of February, which is Black History Month. Okonjo-Iweala makes Black History andContinue reading “Blog #15: WTO Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala”

Blog #12: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & the US Presidential Election 2020

In the most unlikely of circumstances, the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is being affected by US presidential election and politics. If (when) confirmed, she will be the first African and first female chief of WTO. Who’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, you may ask? Well, unless you’veContinue reading “Blog #12: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & the US Presidential Election 2020”

Blog #8 Singapore: An Inspiration and Beacon

I spent several weeks in Singapore in the spring of 2016 and I was amazed by the architecture and immaculate urban planning there. The city was the right amount of traditional, preserving local traditions and balancing those influences with futuristic technologies. Its impressive architectural and engineering feats, from the Helix Bridge, the ArtScience Museum, andContinue reading “Blog #8 Singapore: An Inspiration and Beacon”

Blog #6: Can Bamboo Encourage Development in Africa?

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Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)

Historically, bamboo has been a basic construction material in tropical regions of the world, often used for shacks, stalls, fences, scaffolding and sunscreens. However, it doesn’t have to remain that way. Today, bamboo can serve as an invaluable building material for permanent buildings and structures, especially in developing countries, in place of steel or reinforcedContinue reading “Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)”

Blog #3: 28 UN-affiliated Organizations Doing Development Work in Africa

Since I was in high school, I have always dreamed about working for the UN or a for a similar organization to do nation-building work and promote the standard of living and inspire women empowerment on the African continent. Here is a list of UN- affiliated organizations doing economic and infrastructure development work in theContinue reading “Blog #3: 28 UN-affiliated Organizations Doing Development Work in Africa”