Bámidélé Upfront

Bill Gates: Not The Enemy of the Global South; Our Brains Are, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is painful to see a man who has dedicated his life to promoting global health getting dragged over hot coal for his good work. It has been one stupid allegation after the other. From mass sterilisation through vaccination to mass death on multiple continents, it would not have been…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Bill Gates, the Naked Truth and the Power of IMPACT!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Bill created the new paradigm of philantrocapitalism in charitable giving. He created a utilitarian approach to philanthropy by bringing a for-profit mentality to the non-profit He spoke our minds. He spoke the mind of millions who want Nigeria to rise to its full potential, and not the minds of government…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Changing the Paradigm for Agricultural Synergy and Productivity, By Victoria Fajemilehin

In Nigeria, the clamour for change, though real and much sought after, is not matched by any active enthusiasm in the sector where change is most needed - agriculture. For far too long, agriculture in Nigeria has been handled as an engagement for development, not as a profit-making enterprise that…
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Columns

Still on This Innovation Business, By Tolu Ogunlesi

It’s Innovation season, apparently. Last week’s column was about the Grand Challenges Summit hosted by a coalition fronted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Beijing, China, in September, and focusing on innovating to solve global development problems. And then a week ago in Johannesburg, South Africa, Bloomberg Philanthropies,…
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Columns

Grand Solutions for Grand Challenges, By Tolu Ogunlesi

In 2013 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private charitable foundation, launched an initiative known as ‘Grand Challenges’, to award grants of between $100,000 and $20 million to research projects that seek to tackle the developing world’s most significant problems – especially in agriculture and healthcare. Since…
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