Episode#2: MDGs to SDGs

In Episode 2: MDGs to SDGs, I talk briefly about the history behind Sustainable Development Goals and how we came about these 17 goals. I also refer to other major agreements that were adopted in 2015 next to 2030 agenda.  Then I delve into the origins of the term Sustainable Development, and how the move […]

Closing Gender Gap by Acknowledging Motherhood as a Social Function

It’s funny that we blame society for everything, but when will we realize that we are society? Kishma Foy Welcome to the second edition of the Your Curated Kin newsletter, a monthly curation of personal stories that have shaped my personality, relationships and career. The content is inspired by my intersectional experience as a Dutchified […]

Back to Basics: Fundamentals of Fundraising & Pickling!

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Margaret J. Wheatley Welcome to the second edition of Your Funding Network newsletter. This monthly curation is inspired by my decade long experience in the field of fundraising in development aid sector, as well as my cross-sectorial experience in academia, […]

How a mule can be used as a metaphor to explain the complexity of a political system?

Compared with the political systems of other advanced democratic countries, ours is among the most opaque, complex, confusing, and difficult to understand. Robert Dahl, How Democratic is the American Constitution?, 2003 Welcome to the second edition of Your Native Analyst newsletter, a monthly collection of content about Iran, the Middle East, the European Union and […]