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  • Aug242023

    Lensational wins first runner-up project award at SIGEF 2015, Geneva

    Our Co-Founder Bonnie and Louisa, David and Alejandra from our Research Team attended the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum…

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  • Aug082023

    The changing face of urban farming in Ghana

    A landscape view of farmland in Dzorwulu, Accra.

    Accra, the capital city, usually receives its food supply from small towns and villages around the city.
    But some farmers are now practicing farming in the heart of the city. Aliwu and Bashiru, whose farm is pictured here, are among those farmers.

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  • Jul272023

    Small scale women farmers in Kumbungu District Ghana

    Mrs. Abibatu working on her farm. Mrs. Abibatu is a widow and the sole caretaker of her four children.
    For several years without breaks, Mrs. Abibatu cultivated her land, draining all the nutrients from the soil.
    She acquired the land from her husband upon marriage, as is custom in her community when a woman marries into the community.

    Lately, though, Mrs Abibatu hasn’t been able to depend solely on her farm for revenue. Rising temperatures have led to pests multiplying and attacking crops. Army worms have been one of the main issues causing loss of crops and yield. Unfortunately, there is not much she she can do about it, but to continue trying to farm on her unfertile land.

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  • Jul182023

    Home is far away now: the disappearing coast of Agorkedzi

    With rising sea levels, inhabitants have been faced with recurring floods.

    The land where the boats used to dock is mostly washed away, and it is now impossible to fish here.

    The path, which Yaovi used to take is also mostly inaccessible when the tide comes in.

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  • Jul082023

    At the sun’s mercy in Accra by Misper Apawu

    Accra, the centre for economic activities and capital of Ghana, is affected by the heat island effect. As cities like Accra grow, they hold heat in giant buildings and roads made of concrete, and suffer from rising temperatures.

    The city, though, has always inspired innovative thinking. This is one of the few residential buildings with greenery I have come across. Aside from helping mitigate rising temperatures, buildings like this also improve wellbeing.

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  • Jun052023

    New perspectives in documentary photography: A skill building course for emerging women photographers

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  • Mar272023

    SIGEF, Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum

    A group of young individuals and social entrepreneurs was selected to showcase their socially innovative projects at SIGEF 2015. Lensational…

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  • Mar272023

    Changing women’s lives one camera at a time

    Celebrating women entrepreneurs This International Women’s Day, we want to shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs, in particular social entrepreneurs.…

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  • Mar272023

    Bonnie Chiu joins community of Forbes Under 30 Summit. Read ahead!

    From 4-7 October 2015 in Philadelphia, our Co-founder Bonnie attended the Forbes Under 30 Summit which convened more than 2,000…

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  • Mar272023

    Altered images: photography as a tool for gender equality

    From domestic workers in Hong Kong to the children of sex workers in Lahore, 22-year-old Bonnie Chiu believes that cameras…

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