Rebekkah Hogan

Former Associate, Research

Authored Content

  • Oct 23 2014
    Blog Post For Coastal Cities At Risk of Rising Tides, Ecosystems Offer Shelter Most of the people living in the coastal areas of the world’s largest cities are poor, not rich. And 90 percent of the world’s coastal poor are located in Asia. As part of the Strategic Research team, I was privileged to lead an investigation on the connections between natural infrastructure, coastal ecosystems and the livelihoods […] Rebekkah Hogan
  • Aug 15 2014
    Blog Post Bushmeat and the Ebola Virus Previously, I have focused on the potential for wild animal meat—or ‘bushmeat’—to improve the nutrition of many poor families in West Africa. The demand for bushmeat is growing, particularly in premium urban markets, and commercial breeding could also provide an income source for poor farmers. One such bushmeat delicacy in demand is the fruit bat, the […] Rebekkah Hogan
  • Aug 07 2014
    Blog Post Extracting Africa's Natural Resources: Growing Economies and Protecting Ecosystems For many African countries, a significant part of GDP is derived from the natural resource extraction industry, giving great potential for that industry to catalyze economic development in many low-to-middle income African countries. However, that potential is rarely realized and the economic benefits from extractive industries often don’t reach the poorest or most vulnerable people—the […] Rebekkah Hogan
  • Aug 10 2013
    Blog Post Quinoa: A Miracle Grain and the Fight for Food Security The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has named 2013 “the international year of quinoa”. This ancestral grain, native to Bolivia and Peru, has been heralded as a super-food with the potential to alleviate hunger and malnutrition globally. Quinoa is rich in protein and other nutrients and, through the Andean ancestral cultivation practices, […] Rebekkah Hogan
  • Aug 02 2013
    Blog Post Scaling Mobile Technology for Development Intelligence Global access to mobile technology is growing at a rate that outpaces even access to basic services like electricity, sanitation and banking. In fact, nearly 70 percent of the world’s population has access to a cell phone, even if they don’t personally own one. The widespread availability to this technology has many development organizations, donor […] Rebekkah Hogan