I believe that access to relevant information, research and education is one of the key elements for accelerating development. As an African with a passion for writing, I strive to make otherwise technical knowledge concerning development available to everyone. In addition to serving as the editor of the international section of my college newspaper, I worked with The Development Executive Group (Devex)- the largest global online development community with over 250,000 members - as an International Development Correspondent. I also contribute to the African blogosphere through my website Circumspect (www.circumspecte.com), where I focus on development issues among other things. I am a great believer in the value of information-sharing and effective communication.