A bit of inspiration to start the day! #WomenInspire

Meet Veronika, CEO and founder of The Empowerment Plan, who empowers women to become more independent. #WomenInspire

To meet more inspiring women that are making a difference, check http://www.gap.com/onestitchcloser

Unleashing the Power of Women and Girls

In late October 2011, world population will reach 7 billion people. It is critical that we unleash the power of women and girls to alleviate poverty and accelerate progress on all of our global development goals.

When women are healthy and educated and can participate fully in society, they trigger progress for themselves as well as for their families, communities and countries. Help us raise the profile of women and girls, unleashing their potential and empowering them to be engines of change.

Tomorrow, UNFPA and partners will be hosting a discussion on this matter, and you can be part of it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
3:00-5:00 p.m. EDT


Lois Quam, Executive Director, Global Health Initiative, U.S. Department of State

Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

A panel of youth advocates including: Phil Hay (moderator), Human Development Network, World Bank; Monique Coleman, Actress, High School Musical, and United Nations Youth Champion; Ronan Farrow, Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State; Alexandra Garita, Program Officer, International Policy, International Women’s Health Coalition; Natalie Imbruglia, Singer, Actress and Ambassador, Virgin Unite; Kakenya Ntaiya, President and Founder, The Kakenya Center for Excellence

A special letter from Ashley Judd, Actress, Humanitarian and PSI Global Ambassador

This event will be live-streamed and posted afterwards at http://www.7billionactions.org.

Follow on Twitter at @7BillionActions and discuss the event using #7billion.

Or even share your story on the 7 Billion Actions Facebook Wall.



3rd Zambian Children’s Climate Conference comes to an end!

Hey guys,

ZCCC3 - Staff and Youth Facilitators team

As you can see in this photo, I’m extremely happy and excited!

I’m just back from one of the most incredible experiences of my life… the 3rd Zambian Children’s Climate Conference that gathered nearly 300 children from all of Zambia’s nine provinces for a week long advocacy training on Climate Change and HIV&AIDs.

And as images speak more than a thousand words, I will cut the story short, you can see a glimpse of the magic week at the following links:




You can also see some of the products created during the Conference.

Clips from the Digi-Tales workshops: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFF055003FBA6B70D

Podcasts from the Radio workshops: http://soundcloud.com/groups/unite-for-climate-unicef-zambia

ZCCC3 Closing Ceremony


If for any reason, you are not following the grand

Get online right now at www.oasiskaswesha.blogspot.com to stay up to date with what’s happening at Kariobangi South, Nairobi, Kenya..