These excellent maps
give a clear snapshot of progress towards the… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on March 14, 2010 at 19:30 —
Speaking at DFID's MDG Conference
this week, Helen Clark
, head of the United Nations Development Programme and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, highlighted the importance of business in meeting the MDGs. However, she said we were still only "scratching the surface" of what is possible. She highlighted the need to… Continue
Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on March 14, 2010 at 19:30 —
Stemming the tide of Desertification and Land degradation in Cameroon.
The National Action Plan for the Fight Against desertification (PAN/LCD)
A lost opportunity for Poverty Reduction and Fight against Climate Change?
According to UNCCD, Desertification is the extreme deterioration of land in arid and dry sub-humid areas due to loss of vegetation and soil moisture; desertification results chiefly from man-made activities and influenced by climatic… Continue
Added by TANGEM ELVIS PAUL NFOR on March 13, 2010 at 10:00 —
US Advises Ethiopia To Liberalize Telecom, Finance Sectors, reported www.newbusinessethiopia.com
from Addis Ababa.
Added by Andualem Sisay on March 11, 2010 at 8:53 —
Kiva.org announced that it's going green in Mongolia. (from Beth Ritchey). This means that you can (soon) make a Kiva loan for an eco-conscious project.
[By the way -- making a $25 loan on Kiva.org is really easy, fun and connects you to the world, one person at a time. Elegant Roots just loaned $25 to Fady, a carpenter in Beirut, Lebanon known for fine work and needing to expand his supplies and tools.]
Anyway, Ms. Ritchey reports that most of the people living in… Continue
Added by David Martel on March 11, 2010 at 2:11 —
It is striking how far we have come. Only a few years ago, it seemed that many of us, represented in this network, were spending large amounts of our professional energy convincing donor agencies of business’ role in meeting international development challenges. Looking back now, three major trends stand out.
First, there is a widespread, though of course far from universal, acceptance that businesses – from large international and domestic companies to small-scale farmers – have a… Continue
Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on March 10, 2010 at 20:00 —
Standard Bank, OFID To Finance African Development, reported www.newbusinessethiopia.com…
Added by Andualem Sisay on March 9, 2010 at 8:28 —
A staggering statistic on BBC Radio 4 today stated that many women in the world today die in child birth and in fact for some conditions are as bad as there were 100 years ago in England. Why is this? I sincerely don't know as I have no come across anyone that wishes for women to suffer during child birth or for children to die prematurely.
What can you and I do about , is the million dollar question.
They are issues that face women world wide today such as access to… Continue
Added by Ida Horner on March 8, 2010 at 20:00 —
We are helping the Gatsby Charitable Foundation find a new Africa Programme Manager.
We are looking for innovative thinkers on the role of the private sector in international development, energetic professionals with experience in two or more of the following – sector development including value chains; development economics; financial sector development including micro-finance; agribusiness; SME and institutional development. Ultimately the role will have some flexibility and be… Continue
Added by Oxford HR on March 5, 2010 at 17:24 —
IMF Managing Director To Visit Africa Next Week, reported www.newbusinessethiopia.com… Continue
Added by Andualem Sisay on March 5, 2010 at 13:50 —
Great results we need to push this activity. I am.
Additional Web site www.energy.gov.ng
Ask the Director General Dr. A. S. Sambo of the Energy Commission of Nigeria about the Sustainable Energy Center of Excellence project for Western Africa with Sidney Clouston as Project Developer.
We are focused on Biomass, Bioenergy and Biofuels… Continue
Added by Sidney Clouston on March 5, 2010 at 1:26 —
A new portion of the microfranchisor website has just been create that features numerous interactive data visualizations of MFI performance data. Take a look and see for yourself
which MFIs around the world are performing the best and doing the most good!
Added by Curtis Seare on March 4, 2010 at 18:34 —
For the last few weeks we have been featuring a discussion
by Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, about her book, The Blue Sweater.
We are delighted to announce that Jacqueline would like to give a signed copy of the book for the best comment to Chiara Condi
, who she felt so thoughtfully… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on March 4, 2010 at 0:00 —
We were recognized as Highly Commended in the Virgin Responsible Travel Awards at the World Travel Market in London in 2009 in the Best Tour Operator for Cultural Engagement Category. We are supporting World Responsible Tourism Day again this year, as we have done from its outdset. Check out: http://www.wtmwrtd.com/page.cfm/link=108
Added by andy drumm on March 2, 2010 at 21:49 —
The issue of the quality and volume of Aid has become very important since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals in 2000. Recently, over 1,000 participants from donor countries, recipient countries, international financial institutions and civil society organisations met in Accra, Ghana from 2-4 September 2008 for the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. The Forum took stock of progress since the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and… Continue
Added by Trevor Simumba on March 2, 2010 at 12:41 —