May 2010 Blog Posts (23)

War With Egypt, Sudan Unlikely, Says Ethiopia’s Prime Minister

War With Egypt, Sudan Unlikely, Says Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, reported New Business Ethiopia from Addis Ababa.

Added by Andualem Sisay on May 31, 2010 at 15:50 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Regional Emergency Health Director with Merlin in Dakar, Senegal

Main purpose of the role

The Regional Emergency Health Director will help plan, initiate and implement CARE-Merlin’s health and nutrition response in emergencies. This will involve, in continuous dialogue with Merlin, CARE, DfID and other WAHRF partners, horizon-scanning for humanitarian emergencies monitoring trends and needs across the West Africa region.



Activities may include emergency preparedness; contingency planning; conducting rapid health and/or nutritional needs… Continue

Added by Oxford HR on May 27, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

45 tools, tips, and techniques for recruiting, engaging, and retaining great people

45 tools, tips, and techniques for recruiting, engaging, and retaining great people is the title of my latest ebook and perhaps my most practical ever to help SME owners, leaders, and employees be remarkable in todays challenging times.



My ebook is about:



Attitude towards ourselves and other people.



The great German playwright, poet, and novelist Goethe said:

If we see man as he is, he can only get worse. 
If we see man as he could be, he… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on May 26, 2010 at 2:31 — No Comments

Business Supports Human Health

I follow the work of Business Fights Poverty from the U.S. and appreciate what is being done. I agree that business can be an important player in fighting poverty. Business makes a tremendous difference around the…

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Added by Nancy Woodruff on May 25, 2010 at 20:00 — No Comments

4 Steps to Go Green Like eBay - Starting With Employees

In a recent interview, Annie Lesroart of eBay, shared with us how eBay implemented a fast, ambitious and effective strategy to go green. From forty employees, the program expanded to hundreds of thousands of eBay buyers and sellers (including people who don’t even work at eBay!) How did this happen? And how can it happen for you?…



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Added by Chris Jarvis on May 25, 2010 at 14:31 — No Comments

Africa Progress Report calls on African leaders to turn “scramble for Africa” into real results for the continent

NEWS RELEASE, Johannesburg - 25 May 2010: The Africa Progress Report launched today by the Africa Progress Panel (APP) states that African leaders need to boost “political determination and capacity to use what revenues they have to achieve results for people”.



Kofi Annan, Chair of the Panel and fellow Panel members Linah Mohohlo, Peter Eigen and Olusegun Obasanjo presented the Africa Progress Report on Africa Day – five years since the…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 25, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: In Country Programme Manager, Malawi

In-Country Programme Manager



This is a unique opportunity to join a new, innovative and fast-growing NGO tackling global poverty and climate change through solar power. You will be expected to lead and develop an efficient and effective team, responsible for implementing a range of ambitious solar projects. You will have experience of leading successful teams and implementing successful projects/ businesses in Africa and will have excellent people and project management… Continue

Added by Katie Bliss on May 21, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Coordonnateur de programme

RESID (Réseau d’Education et de Soutien aux Initiatives de Développement) est une organisation à but non lucrative basée au Cameroun et opérant dans plusieurs pays d’Afrique subsaharienne Francophone. RESID développe divers programmes autour de l’éducation, de l’entrepreneuriat et du développement communautaire qu’il il implémente avec un réseau vaste réseau de partenaires locaux. Ses actions dans le domaine de l’éducation couvrent l’éducation de masse, la communication verbale, les techniques… Continue

Added by Ferry Fiatam on May 20, 2010 at 20:48 — 1 Comment

David Shaman: Is the World Bank an Effective Steward on the Global War on Poverty?

By David Shaman, Writer



Dear Business Fights Poverty Community:



In 2002, the richest countries of the world pledged to devote 0.7% of their GDP to aid poor countries with…

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Added by David Shaman on May 20, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

2010 World Business and Development Awards launched

Press Release, London, New York —The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) are pleased to open nominations for the 2010 World Business and Development Awards in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight internationally-agreed goals to alleviate poverty by 2015.







Created in 2000, the Awards recognize the key contributions the private… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 20, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Knowledge Manager/ Impact Assessment. Africa Challenge Fund

Full time position based in Nairobi to manage M&E and lesson learning from the AECF. See www.tripleline.com/ opportunities. Send email to david@tripleline.com

Added by David G.V.SMITH on May 20, 2010 at 11:03 — 3 Comments

Lessons From the Developing World - Part 1

The first issue of Lessons from the developing world by Jamie Anderson, Martin Kupp and Ronan Moaligou tackles the issue on the hardships of the companies about struggling in operating amid poverty and isolation and lawlessness and how some companies used to overcome it.

Added by Lars Stork on May 18, 2010 at 3:30 — No Comments

GAIN Business Alliance Global Forum

More than 200 global and regional business leaders and influential stakeholders will come together on 25-26 May 2010 In Dubai to discuss the latest in business model innovation for the base of the pyramid, designing along the value chain, impact measurement, and more. Latest agenda is online here

Added by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on May 14, 2010 at 10:49 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Head of Services, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - Addis Ababa Campus

ILRI helps reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries, working in partnership with organisations in developing countries. ILRI’s headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For more information on ILRI and details of the position, please visit the website on www.ilri.org

ILRI is seeking to recruit a Head of Services to manage its Addis Ababa… Continue

Added by Oxford HR on May 13, 2010 at 8:08 — 1 Comment

Job Opportunity: Head of Services, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - Addis Ababa Campus

ILRI helps reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries, working in partnership with organisations in developing countries. ILRI’s headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For more information on ILRI and details of the position, please visit the website on www.ilri.org

ILRI is seeking to recruit a Head of Services to manage its Addis Ababa… Continue

Added by Oxford HR on May 13, 2010 at 8:06 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Head of Services, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - Addis Ababa Campus

ILRI helps reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries, working in partnership with organisations in developing countries. ILRI’s headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For more information on ILRI and details of the position, please visit the website on www.ilri.org

ILRI is seeking to recruit a Head of Services to manage its Addis Ababa… Continue

Added by Oxford HR on May 13, 2010 at 8:02 — No Comments

The 21st century corporation according to CERES

The 21st Century Corporation: the CERES Roadmap to Sustainability makes excellent reading. You can download the 88 page PDF document here.



Ceres (pronounced “series”) is a network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges. A non profit organisation formed in 1989 CERES has been instrumental in many steps forward in the… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on May 13, 2010 at 4:14 — No Comments

Doing Good Business in Africa

The Africa Progress Panel (APP) chaired by Kofi Annan, asked Concern Universal to examine the role that business could play in helping to achieve the MDGs. A unique feature was the convening of an Advisory Group of 14 leading international business people. This group was chaired by Concern Universal’s Business Advocate Richard Harvey, the former CEO of Aviva (and now Chair-elect of PZ Cussons plc). To help inform the Group's discussions during 2009, Concern Universal carried out sector-based… Continue

Added by Clive Caffall on May 11, 2010 at 12:44 — No Comments

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