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China’s response to COVID-19 leaves little to be desired. The world calls for accountability.
Forbes released a list of Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women on March 6, 2020. In honor of International Women’s Day today on March 8, 2020. I am highlighting the top 10 African women doing social development work on the African continent, in non-governmental capacity. I’m greatly aspired by these women! They are: 10. Olajumoke Adenowo,Continue reading “Blog #10: Africa’s 10 Most Powerful Women in Social Development & Architecture”
Cork oak trees can be found in Europe and northwestern Africa, including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The use of cork is slowly gaining popularity in the architecture industry and could revolutionize the construction industry. A house built with cork by architects in Eton, UK has been shortlisted for the 2019 British RIBA Sterling Prize. The wallsContinue reading “Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa”
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”
AI SpaceFactory’s TERA designs were originally meant for Mars, but they’ve realized that its benefits can also be applied to Earth as well. It’s built with 3D printing technology. It’s renewable and sustainable and uses compostable materials biopolymer basalt composite, which is derived from from crops like corn and sugar cane. It has a gorgeousContinue reading “Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future”
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How can you be a local champion? One of my parents’ dream for me is to become a medical doctor, in order to be financially secure and become, and I quote, “a local champion”. You may be aware of what this means, if you grew up in a similar background or in the type ofContinue reading “Blog#5: What Does It Mean to Be An AfroBuilder?”
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)”
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”
On June 28, I opened and read the Morning Brew newsletter and came across the article, “Hey Lagos Residents, Uber Wants to Float Your Boat”. Uber is launching a water taxi service in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s a city I’m very familiar with, and the most populous city on the African continent. This took me backContinue reading “Blog #2: Uber & Lasgidi Transit”
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Thank you! Here’s to hoping, haha.
Thanks for your support, Chisom! I appreciate you!!
Omg!!!. I just read the first blog and l couldn’t be more excited about this. I cannot wait for the…
Yay! Glad you wrote about it. Maybe Uber will google and find this blog.