The application process is open again at Innovations Against Poverty. Sida has made more funds available to put additional focus on some challenges in the MENA region. The window to apply is open until 30 April.
There will be a series of events to support applicants:
On the 15th of March…Continue
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I prefer to buy products and services I perceive to be of high value that are provided by people who live their values. I am not alone. Values and value based businesses are on the rise.
Where does your business sit in the following quadrant?…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on February 5, 2012 at 22:49 — No Comments
By Ida Horner
Ugandan entrepreneur, Ida Horner, attended the recent Villages in Action conference in Kikube, Masindi, Uganda, on behalf of Business Fights Poverty, the event’s sponsor. We asked Ida to meet up with some of the…Continue
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Plan is a global children’s charity. They work with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. Afuture you would want for all children, your family and friends. For over 70 years they’ve been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential.
The Economic Security Advisor will provide technical leadership within Plan UK on…Continue
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
AFRICAN LOCAL SUMMIT
"Empowering Africa To Achieve The MDGs"
April 1-4, 2012 - Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and…Continue
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On the backdrop of a world dealing with increasingly severe austerity measures and languid job creation, the social innovation movement is sweeping the globe with the promise of job creation and innovative solutions to social problems. Public Administration and the Impact Economy defines the impact economy and describes the various forces at play within it. The resulting picture is a market with an estimated value of $500 billion, millions…Continue
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By Isaac Twumasi-Quantus in Accra.
Resource nationalism has become an increasingly pressing issue for mining companies in the last year with an Ernst & Young report naming it the leading global business risks for mining and metals business.
A number of African countries, including Ghana and Zambia, have recently moved to increase taxes on mining operations, and other governments, such as Guinea, have proposed new legislation to increase…
Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on January 24, 2012 at 13:26 — No Comments
Here I sit crouched in a cold apartment more blessed than so many, its so wild how we have to be knowledgeable with so many different things in life to manage our lives, be prosperous and share this knowledge and help me share these gifts we have to those who don't.
Smiles can and will always be our new focus for people around the world.
The strangest things happen in the world these days in such a quick succession of multiple levels of info, that we need some down time…Continue
Added by STEVEN I. WISE on January 23, 2012 at 6:27 — No Comments
I wrote the majority if this article in 2005. Some things don’t change!
I have often reflected on my time as a corporate manager and executive during the 70’s and 80’s. My summary would be this was a period when we over managed and under led.
Today I believe there is a tendency by many to under manage and over lead.
There is so much focus on leadership I sense many of us have forgotten about management.
One of the reasons why leadership is hot is that there is a…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on January 17, 2012 at 22:26 — No Comments
The 2012 Dell Social Innovation Challenge is looking for big ideas from students who want to change the world and passionate professionals to…Continue
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Are you a recent graduate? Are you interested in working for the UK's Department for International Development? Here's you chance! Today DFID launched its new graduate scheme - a paid, 50 week development programme offering a diverse range of opportunities in areas from humanitarian response to private sector development.
Successful candidates will…Continue
Regional focus has been always an important strategy for the global business planning. That point even shows itself at the global business slogans as HSBC Bank, The world's local bank. Local culture and differences are the main players of the planning for product development, marketing, sales, after sales, etc stages as well as Corporate Social Responsibility Planning.
Added by Dr. Fatih Mehmet GUL on January 16, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments
The IT Buzz has been with us since early 90s, with every IPO getting over-subscribed by many times, venture capitals been investing left right & center, investment bankers coming up with outrageous valuations. In short everything seemed too good till the time, the so called “bubble” had burst, which resulted in severe market depression
Since then, the IT Industry, no doubt, has struggled bravely, it has been evolving to gain firm footing, eventhough, everyday is a new challenge,…Continue
Added by Imran Mateen on January 11, 2012 at 10:13 — No Comments
The Blue Economy: 10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs is a brilliant 1 hour and 24 minute presentation by economist Gunter Pauli. It is one every entrepreneur and every person who really believes in possibility should watch and act on.
You can watch here.
Please let me know about your innovations in 2012. I would love to share your stories here.
Be the difference you want to see in the…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on January 10, 2012 at 20:56 — No Comments
This essay was submitted to a recent USAID/DEVEX.com competition on one's vision for Africa in 2025. The author of this essay is Chris Markl, President, Kourage Athletics. Photo: Kourage…Continue
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