February 2013 Blog Posts (53)

Yaa Peprah Amekudzi: Cocoa Life- The Project Empowering Women in Ghana’s Cocoa Growing Communities

Photo: Asikasu women's group meeting. Copyright Weillmedia…

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Added by member on February 28, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Ramanie Kunanayagam: Empowering women through skills development in Tanzania’s oil and gas industry

Photo: Amina, 19, electrical engineer student at VETA college in Mtwara. Copyright VSO/ Ben Langdon…

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Added by member on February 28, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Candace Dixon: The VSO-Accenture Volunteer Helping Nigerian Female Farmers Improve their Livelihoods

Photo: Copyright VSO/Emma Judge.  A woman farming.…

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Added by member on February 28, 2013 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Marg Mayne: Private Sector and Women’s Empowerment- Weaving Together Two Strands of Development’s “Golden Thread”

Photo: Arafa,solar engineer from Tanzania. Copyright VSO/Ben Langdon…

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Added by member on February 28, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Behind the Brands: Where is our food produced and under what conditions?

 

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Added by Jodie Thorpe on February 28, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Nominate an innovative programme in nutrition, water, or rural development for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value till 31 March

Photo: © Nestlé. Sand dams enable people in rural drylands to grow more food. 2012 CSV Runner up, Excellent Development (UK).…

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Added by Barbara Wettstein on February 28, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Emma Waight: Measure Up- The Quick and Easy Way to Compare Fashion Brands

 

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Added by member on February 27, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Barbara Crowther: Making International Supply Chains Work for Smallholder Farmers

Photo: Fairtrade Foundation / Jasper Carlberg

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Added by member on February 26, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Knowledge networks for apparel value chains in Africa http://pubs.iied.org/16039IIED.html

http://pubs.iied.org/16039IIED.html

In a nutshell, I wanted to talk about being 'commercial', and making ethical businesses sustainable and successful. Also, I wanted to talk about the value of the 'network'. There isn't one entrepreneur let alone social entrepreneur who didn't have a wonderfully supportive network providing obvious tangible inputs, such as money, information, and access to resources as well as the less obvious,…

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Added by Anoushka Boodhna on February 26, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Library for poor professionals

[Summary of this blog: We know education and knowledge always act as an asset for everyone’s life. Library can do a big roll for learning. However, our farmers, garment workers and another poor service holders, labors have no opportunity, necessary education and…

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Added by Suman Chowdhury (Mony) on February 26, 2013 at 5:19 — No Comments

Kristie Wang: Nutrients for All - Thriving Ecosystems for Productive, Resilient Food Systems

 

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Added by member on February 25, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

The Virtues of Virtual Volunteering and Online Fundraising

 



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Added by Ryan Scott on February 25, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Zambia’s Economic Freedom Rating is at Risk!



The best thing a society can do to increase its prosperity is to wise up. This means, in turn, that it is very important that economists, inside government and out, get things right. When we are wrong, we do a lot of harm. When we are right--and have the clarity needed to prevail against the special interests and the quacks--we make an extraordinary contribution to the amelioration of poverty and the progress of humanity. The sums lost because the poor countries…

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Added by Trevor Simumba on February 24, 2013 at 16:27 — No Comments

Meet Stephen Vance: Project Director, Resource Conversion, Burkina Faso

 

BFP: What do you do?



SV: I am a project developer and…

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Added by team on February 23, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Ossob Mohamud: Voluntourism - More Harm than Good?

 

 

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Added by member on February 22, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

BOLD NEW PLATFORM SEEKS TO TRANSFORM SERVICE

NEW YORK CITY, January 23, 2013. Pro bono pioneer, the Taproot Foundation, today announced the launch of its new program platform that will serve as a one-stop shop for nonprofits and businesses engaged in the pro bono marketplace, already valued at $15 billion. The Taproot Foundation looks to expand the market by increasing accessibility and professionalization of pro bono services.

Research conducted by FTI Consulting and the Taproot Foundation in 2011 indicated that the use of and…

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Added by Emmett Mehan on February 22, 2013 at 7:13 — No Comments

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