Combating Flooding and Climate Change in Michigan’s 11th District

To: Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) From: Ebenezar Wikina (Mandela Washington Fellow) Date: 7/27/2021 Policy Brief #2: Combating Flooding and Climate Change in Michigan’s 11th District _____________________________________________________________________________ Executive Summary On June 26, 2021, the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, declared a state of emergency in response to “extraordinary flooding” in southeast Michigan. In Wayne and WashtenawContinue reading “Combating Flooding and Climate Change in Michigan’s 11th District”

Building Michigan Back Better through support for black-owned businesses

Despite being 82% black, in Detroit over 49,000 black-owned businesses still struggle to get a fair opportunity to compete. Furthermore, a study by the University of Michigan shows that very few small business owners and entrepreneurs in the United States overall received government aid

The Role of Government in Shaping the future of Internet Governance in a Post-COVID world

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of technology and the urgency to ensure that we connect the unconnected. Government, being the primary duty bearer of public service delivery, has recognised that the future is indeed digital and more than ever before there’s need to work closely with all stakeholders in the internet ecosystem to build the internet of the future

Nigeria’s Public Education in a Post-COVID World: Strategies for Inclusive Learning in Tertiary Institutions

In Nigeria, the COVID-19 pandemic has further widened the digital divide between public and private tertiary institutions. To close this gap, key digital learning constraints like access to devices, lack of constant power supply, and high cost of reliable internet need to be addressed.

Why Nexford changed its English proficiency policy and what other Universities can learn from it

All my social media buddies already know this glaring fact about me; I am a huge fan of virtual schooling. I tweet about it, speak about it at events, write tons and tons of articles about it, and I believe it is the next frontier in global education.

Reviewing Nigeria’s Social Register and COVID-19 palliative disbursement

In February 2020 I enrolled in the MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy designed by MIT’s Department of Economics and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). This semester I joined the MIT 14.73x class, The Challenges of Global Poverty