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- Nov 2021
Gates Foundation Offers $4 Million to Fix Syringe Shortage for Covid Shots. (2021, November 4). Bloomberg.Com. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-04/gates-takes-on-next-barrier-to-rolling-out-covid-shots-syringes
- syringe shortage
- lack of funds
- lower-income nation
- gates foundation
- Oct 2021
And at the end of the day, Gates is not accountable to governments or to communities. He was not elected, and there is no mechanism for him to be recalled, challenged, or held responsible for faulty policies. He could suddenly decide that he was no longer interested in supporting agriculture in Africa. In that case, the new food system Gates is importing to the African continent would collapse. Political and economic systems are being drastically altered, all at the whim of one person, one foundation.In fact, the differences between this situation — powerful individuals and institutions deciding to mess with the social, political, and economic realities of countries — and the earlier form of colonialism are thin. It’s still advertised as “good intent” and the desire to “civilize” an “uncivilized” people. The only difference is that neocolonialism is quieter and more covert. By design, it provokes less outrage. But the essential power structures remain the same.
Concentrating power to one individual is dangerous. Large portions of the food security of African nations should not be so vulnerable to corporatism.
espite the foundation’s claims to be investing “within” Africa, The Nation “examined 30,000 charitable grants the foundation has awarded over the past two decades and found that more than 88 percent of the donations — $63 billion — have gone to recipients in the wealthiest, whitest nations, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and European countries.”African groups received only 5 percent of their total funding for NGOs.By withholding critical funding from African institutions, Gates ensures that any technologies developed are owned externally to the continent, keeping power consolidated in Global North institutions.
The money trail speaks for itself.
To do so, they promote “improved” seeds and chemical fertilizers.
This is an entry gate for high tech - biotechnology via genetic manipulation and chemical industry via fertilizers.
- Gates Foundation
- Food security
- economic exploitation
- Economic exploitation
- Gates foundation
- african food security
- Rockerfeller founation
- gates foundation
- Mar 2018
significantly increasing student access and success, and eliminating racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in college attainment.
- Jun 2016
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Even some foundations and education associations can operate in ways that undermine the momentum for open-learning analytics. For example, in inviting universities to take part in a $4.6-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the members of a new Personalized Learning Consortium, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities specified that applicants could use only 19 specific products approved by the foundation. All of them are owned by companies. One of them is Acrobatiq; the Gates foundation is also an investor in that company.