Crisis? Perspectives!

  Looking at the news as presented over TV over the last few days, I have come to the conclusion that we all worry and complain about various issues in…

The Will to Act

I recently saw an advertisement in The Economist, with a fantastic quote attributed to Plato: "He who wishes to serve his country must have not only the power to think,…

The end of another visit to Ghana

The end of another visit to Ghana
  Today is the last day of another short visit to Ghana.  A busy week, featured quite a few meetings, and visits to the Agbogbloshie waste recycling area, to the…

Threatened client…

Today I received the following chilling news from a colleague, published in yesterday's Latin American Herald Tribune. Mrs. Sandra Morelli, who heads up the Contraloria General de la Republica, has…

Walking weekend

Walking weekend
Monday 2nd July, 2012 Though I usually write about (semi)professional issues, or at least work-related ones, I want to share something about this last weekend, when I travelled to the…

Payment irritations…

Usually my invoices have been paid on (or before) time.  Certainly this is the case for those people that I have worked with often.  Which makes it irritating when a…

Place to think, read and write

Place to think, read and write
Spending another week in Accra in connection with the electronic scrap recycling project.  Tomorrow I need to make a small presentation about the project during the Sustainable City Development Seminar,…

Photographs from training in Accra

Photographs from training in Accra
I'm back from a week in Ghana, participating in a training programme for e-scrap workers in that country.  The training sessions were very ably conducted by Jenny Hughes and Stephen…