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international development, humanitarian aid and climate change

(April 29, 2024)

I have recently had the opportunity to meet with development expert Ezra Mbogori, the former Executive Director of the Akiba Uhaki Foundation, or East African Human Rights and Social Justice Fund, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ezra is also a Mason Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an alumnus of the Kellogg International Leadership Program.

He has already contributed to this blog here.

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