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​Alice in Wasteland - Agbogbloshie, the World's Largest Electronic Waste Dump

Let's pretend you are Alice. You have just spotted a rabbit. Your curiosity is triggered. Run after it. Down you slide, through its deep dark tunnel. Where have you found yourself? In an enchanted forest? No, not this time. This time we are taking you to Agbogbloshie, a neighborhood in Accra, next to the famous slum “Sodom and Gomorra”. Why have we brought you here?

Pure Wata - a Photo Series by Kwabena Danso

Our photographer and film maker Kwabena Danso created this photo essay following the journey of "Pure Wata"(drinking water sachets that are very common in Ghana) in manufacturing, transportation, consumption, discard and finally as a recycled product.If you are interested in learning more about the background, please read on.

Chocolate disappearing due to climate change

If the flooding, desertification and extreme weather conditions didn't scare the hell out of you yet, here's a thing that might: climate change can make chocolate go extinct. And if you're not a chocolate person, coffee is on the black list too. As is fish. Peanut butter. Even wine.

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"One bright day in the middle of night, two dead boys rose to fight.  Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot one another.  A deaf policeman heard the noise, and saved the lives of the two dead boys. If you don't believe this lie is true, ask the blind man, he saw it too." 

- Author Unknown

Anansi and the Future of International Cooperation

Dr. Monk was asked to write a column for OneWorld magazine, about the future of international cooperation. We found that future in an old story about a spider. Ananse is the name, or Anansi, depending on which side of the ocean you met him. He is a witty trickster and West-African god of all knowledge of stories. Born in Ghana, he came along on the slave ships to the Caribbean to become an important folk character. And also to the States, where he somehow evolved into Aunt Nancy. This story is about a pot of wisdom:

Lynn Zebeda in Telegraaf: "Free your mind..."

"... and the rest will follow! Be color blind! Don't be so shallow!" Or something. Lynn Zebeda can go on and on. She did it again, in De Telegraaf this time (in Dutch). Her message: choose to choose to choose for sustainability. Get it?

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Dr. Monk is an international agency that offers research and ideation. We work with pioneering clients to develop interventions that will help us move towards a more equal, regenerative and compassionate future.

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