February 2010 Blog Posts (44)

Social entrepreneurs/NGOs in Africa

Dear all,

I'm trying to identify social entrepreneurs and/or NGOs based in the following African countries: Algeria/Benin/Burkina/Cameroun/Congo/Cote D'Ivoire/Gabon/Gambie/Ghana/Guinée/Guniée Bissau/Guinée Equatoriale/Ile Maurine/Kenya/La Réunion/Malawi/Mali/Maroc/Mauritania/Niger/nigeria/République Centrafircaine/DRC/Sao Tomé/Sénégal/Tanzanie/Tchad/Togo/Zambie

Who would be working ont following topics:

- Pharmaceutical product distribution

- Technologies… Continue

Added by Aurelie Boukobza on February 25, 2010 at 12:56 — No Comments

Updates On Crashed Ethiopian Plane: Causes Conflict Between Ethiopia, Lebanon

Updates On Crashed Ethiopian Plane: Causes Conflict Between Ethiopia, Lebanon, reported www.newbusinessethiopia.com from Addis Ababa.

Added by Andualem Sisay on February 25, 2010 at 12:06 — No Comments

Ethiopia Expands Oil Exploration

Ethiopia Expands Oil Exploration, reported www.newbusinessethiopia.com from Addis Ababa.

Added by Andualem Sisay on February 24, 2010 at 11:45 — No Comments

Doing what we are capable of doing - with thanks to Gandhi and Haque

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing said Mahatma Gandhi would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.

We can do a lot worse that following some of the controversial, yet I think common sense approaches of Umair Haque, a Director of the Havas Media Lab, and a regular conributor to Harvard Business Review blogs.

I particuarly like Haque’s great to… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on February 24, 2010 at 3:27 — No Comments

REPORT: How Partnerships Contribute to Global Development


U.S. Chamber’s BCLC Reports on How Global Partnerships are Changing and Improving…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on February 23, 2010 at 23:30 — No Comments

The Journey of the Volunteer: Tourist, Traveler & Guide:


The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your…


Added by Chris Jarvis on February 23, 2010 at 22:00 — No Comments

Call for Articles: Corporate Citizenship

Thinking of sharing your thoughts on CSR? Have that article that you've been trying to publish? Have great CSR stories to tell? If you answer yes to any of these questions, share your article with us.

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is launching a new portal on corporate citizenship. The portal will focus on the positive engagement of the private sector in the sustainable development of countries. Articles will help develop a more concrete definition of… Continue

Added by Aleksandr Shkolnikov on February 23, 2010 at 20:22 — No Comments

Fairtrade Fortnight 2010: Make the swap!

Photo: Faritrade ANZ

By Harriet Lamb, Executive Director, Fairtrade UK

Over the next two weeks, plenty of people in Britain will be focusing on how business can…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on February 23, 2010 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

MENA Consultancy Forum 2010, Beirut, Lebanon, 2-3 June

MENA Consultancy Forum 2010


Beirut, Lebanon, 2-3 June 2010, Monroe Hotel

The forum’s main objective is to promote best practices in the consulting business and to introduce the business to the broader community. It is an ideal networking space for exhibitors and qualified freelance consultants to explore new collaboration opportunities. In addition to being a business meeting place where companies,… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on February 22, 2010 at 21:58 — No Comments

Incubators as Tools for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries

This UN WIDER paper http://tinyurl.com/ygx65q6 reviews the literature on incubators in developed and developing countries. We show that the concept of incubators has evolved in time according to market and firm needs. Contemporary successful incubators are profit-oriented, provide a wide range of services, focus more on intangible business services, and employ qualified managers and support staff. By drawing lessons from country experiences we assess the… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on February 22, 2010 at 21:57 — No Comments

Creative Industries: An Engine for Growth

What are creative industries? There are differing views and much scepticism about which goods and services have been grouped into this new classification. There is no doubt, however, that modern technology has transformed delivery of services and created business models that do not charge customers, such as Google and Facebook, but which have generated huge wealth for their creators. There is no doubt either that the design industry is having a massive impact on how cultural heritage and… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on February 22, 2010 at 21:57 — No Comments

ADB Strengthens Business Processes to Boost Quality, Responsiveness of Work

The Asian development bank ADB has begun implementing sweeping new changes to the way it does business to improve the quality and responsiveness of its work. Starting this January, business processes are being streamlined to make them more efficient, to lower transaction costs, and to enable ADB to respond swiftly to client needs. The improvements will help ADB realize the development goals laid out under its long term strategic framework, Strategy 2020, in order to achieve its overarching… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on February 22, 2010 at 21:56 — No Comments

OECD establishes tax and development task force

With developing countries and other key stakeholders – including NGOs and business – as members, the Task Force will develop clear and effective mechanisms to make progress in the field of tax and development. It will convene in early 2010 as an informal group representative of all stakeholders, to develop clear and effective mechanisms for implementation and avoid duplication. The informal Task Force will begin by mapping out existing international efforts relating to tax and development.… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on February 22, 2010 at 21:55 — No Comments

Global economic prospects 2010: crisis, finance, and growth

Fallout from the financial crisis will change the landscape for finance and growth over the next 10 years, a new World Bank report concludes. Developing countries facing higher borrowing costs, lower credit levels, and reduced international capital flows. 2010's Global Economic Prospects report examines the consequences of the financial crisis on both the short- and medium-term growth prospects of developing countries. Although global growth has resumed, the recovery is fragile, and unless… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on February 22, 2010 at 21:55 — No Comments

When sustainability isn't sustainable and how it can be

Here is a link to an excellent article by Zack Smith and Chad Stewart.

Zach and Chad are principals of Interkannections an organisational development consultancy focusing on leadership development, sustainability, and talent management systems.

I love their article for several reasons. It focuses on why being less bad (which is what a lot of… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on February 22, 2010 at 2:35 — No Comments

Ecotourism supporting community development in the Ecuadorian Amazon Region

We recently worked with the Huaorani people to establish a 100,000 acre Conservation Area in the headwaters of the Amazon. We have received some funding from UNWTO, UNDP, USAID and GTZ and scientific support from WCS to develop small community businesses and a wildlife monitoring programme.
See http://tropicjourneysinnature.blogspot.com/?spref=tw

Also www.huaorani.com

Added by andy drumm on February 20, 2010 at 20:04 — No Comments

Sudan's Split Likely, Says AU

Sudan's Split Likely, Says AU, reported www.newbusinessethiopia.com from Addis Ababa.

Added by Andualem Sisay on February 19, 2010 at 9:02 — No Comments

Online Competition Designates Three Breakthrough Projects to fight malnutrition

Washington, DC, 17 February 2010, The Changemakers online community has voted for the best solutions to fight malnutrition in the Improved Nutrition: Solutions through Innovation competition and has designated its three winners. Among them are: a cost-effective food fortification device that dispenses nutritious grain in Haiti; a school lunch program that provides healthy meals to 1 million schoolchildren in India; and a community garden initiative that empowers Rwandans living with HIV/AIDS… Continue

Added by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on February 17, 2010 at 15:43 — No Comments

REGISTER NOW: Innovation Fair: Moving Beyond Conflict

Innovation Fair: Moving beyond Conflict (April 12-15, 2010, Cape Town)

This Innovation Fair, organized by the World Bank Group, is seeking to identify such high-impact approaches to working in fragile and conflict-affected states in order to share and, if possible, scale them up. The Fair will convene international experts on conflict and fragility, development researchers and practitioners, software developers, donors and private sector to exchange experience, establish new… Continue

Added by Diletta on February 16, 2010 at 22:51 — 1 Comment

Job opportunity: Senior consultants/consultants, The Springfield Centre

Making markets work for the poor

The Springfield Centre is a leader in the market systems approach to economic development, which has increasing influence among international agencies. Working with key organisations – including DFID, SDC, Sida and AusAID – we aim to lead thinking and practice through:

• high level advisory, research and consultancy inputs

• innovative training courses and workshops

• strategic partnerships with projects and… Continue

Added by Alan Gibson on February 16, 2010 at 9:17 — No Comments

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