Agriculture Development: A Valuable Tool for Peacebuilding in Conflict Countries

This article, authored by David Miller, Abt Associates’ South Sudan FARM Projects Director, 2010 – 2016, explores the transformational power of agriculture in the most fragile and bleak environments. It argues that agricultural development is a critical intervention for building healthy societies and establishing sustainable peace in the most conflict-prone countries. It encourages donors to initiate this type of assistance as soon as a modicum of stability is established. Otherwise, valuable time is lost as Read more…

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Power of Curiosity

Curiosity may be the most powerful force behind innovation, learning, and change.  Therefore, I recently read the new Leonardo Da Vinci biography exceptionally written by Walter Isaacson to dive into understanding history’s most curious human.  Isaacson used 500 pages to encapsulate Leonardo Da Vinci’s genius including a highly insightful summary at the end of his book.  Although I dare not attempt to replicate his significant work, I would like to share with creatives and those Read more…

Better Organizations for Better Results

One of the significant learnings in my career is the power of people working together on a common goal.  Whether in business, government, or civil society, organizations are on the frontlines of addressing the critical problems, challenges, and opportunities of our day.  As much weight has been placed on technological advancement and knowledge-based learning to keep up with an increasingly changing world, have we invested enough in developing healthy organizations, productive workplaces, and transformational leaders Read more…