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Yvette Torres-Rahman
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  • United Kingdom

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Job Title
Partnerships Director
Business Fights Poverty
I am a social entrepreneur
About my work:
I believe passionately that business is the key to scaling up the fight against poverty. I invite Business Fights Poverty members from all backgrounds -business, government and civil society- to contact me about opportunities for working in partnership.


Fluent: English, Spanish, French
Business: Catalan, Italian
Conversational: German


I have lived and worked in England, Spain, France and Guyana
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Education, Enterprise Development, Environment, Finance and Investment, Governance and Transparency, Health, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Nutrition, Partnerships, Peace and Commerce, Technology, Trade, Water, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise, Other

Yvette Torres-Rahman's Blog

Let's welcome the new African free trade zone!

In a BBC article it was estimated that the new African free trade zone of 26 countries has a combined GDP of $624bn (£382.9bn).

The coming together of these countries should also help them cope better with the adverse effects of the international economic climate.

This agreement between the leaders of the existing African trading blocks, namely the Southern African… Continue

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:35

Scaling-up Action to Fight Poverty

When I first started working with Inspiris in the field of business fighting poverty, I did some pro-bono marketing work for a great consumer brand called Heart of Africa. All profits made from the brand are re-invested in business development projects in Africa. The organisation behind it is Traidlinks whose vision is to "diminish poverty in developing countries by… Continue

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 23:30

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At 13:03 on April 4, 2010, Mandi Manga Obase said…
Hi Yvette

I will want to invite you to know about our commonwealth venture project which is aim at encouraging entrepreneurship.

We shall be happy to know how we might partner with your organisation in this our project, in mentor-ship,training, seed capital


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