Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Photo of the week May 15th, 2013

As we fly from Europe to Africa, provided we get clear skies and a window seat, we get to see the climatic and terrain changes on the way home.  Here we see North Africa from over 30,000 feet up, the atmosphere visibly thickens, clouds gain vertical height,  the texture of the surface of our globe changes, the density of population decreases, the infrastructural challenges increase and the contrast strikes us deep into our hearts.  When we consider the massive differences between our climate and conditions with those of Europe and the USA, we need to be aware of our local needs, our local challenges and be prepared to approach development in a manner that addresses these specific conditions.  Just watch out the window for six hours on a flight across Northern and Western Africa and you will see that we have a very different set of challenges to those in the so called developed nations.  Photo courtesy of Patricia Mawuli, Principal, AvTech Academy


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