July 2016 Blog Posts (68)

Marketing on the Shoulders of Big Data

Marketing is not just an art form, but when combined with the insights of big data, it becomes a specialised science. With the advent of big data analytics, all marketing experts have started relying on the insights provided by the churning and analysis of big data.

That said, there is no denying the power of creative minds that have made outstanding marketing campaigns, which have developed, over the course of time, powerful brands and unshakeable customer loyalties.…

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Added by Jhon Myke on July 28, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments


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Building the Social Enterprise Eco-System in Thailand

By Sunit Shrestha, Ashoka Fellow and Ambassador, UBS Social Innovators Programme

In South East Asia, 95% of coral reefs are endangered. In Thailand the …

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Added by Ashoka on July 28, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Serena Brown: SDG Industry Matrix for Healthcare and Life Sciences - Big Opportunities, Inspiring Examples and Reflections on World Hepatitis Day

By Serena Brown, Sustainable Development Lead, Global Corporate Citizenship, KPMG International

A few years ago I had the…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 3 Episode 9

ECOBANK - SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is known the world over as a country with a violent and deeply troubled past. Yet today it is peaceful and is one of the most business friendly countries in Africa. Everywhere you look there are signs of strong growth and free market activity. SMEs, in partnership with financial institutions, are doing great things as years of hard work, dogged commitment and personal sacrifice are bearing…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 3 Episode 11

THE INCLUSIVE BUSINESS ACTION NETWORK (IBAN)

The Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN) is a vibrant network of inclusive businesses, investors, innovation hubs and global institutions working together creating synergies for sustainable development. IBAN brought together a range of industry payers in Nigeria, Cairo and Ghana.

The Affordable Housing Sector Dialogue in Nigeria highlighted challenges and opportunities in the vital yet underdeveloped Low…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 3 Episode 10

MOTA-ENGIL - INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGING LIVES



World-renowned civil engineering and construction company, Mota-Engil, has returned to a key project it was forced to abandon in the 1970’s due to the Angolan civil war. In the process it is not only rebuilding a hugely important and strategic infrastructure point, but also changing lives for good.



In the early 1970’s the company began construction of the Calueque Dam on the Cunene River in…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 3 Episode 8

NOVARTIS - SUPPORTING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE IN NIGERIA AND KENYA 

In this episode we travel to Nigeria and Kenya to explore how a leading healthcare company is supporting access to healthcare. This story demonstrates what’s possible when public and private sectors combine with the shared goal of improving lives through access to quality care.



Prohibitive costs, geographic isolation and a lack of basic information result in illness, disability and death…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 3 Episode 7

COCA-COLA AFRICA FOUNDATION'S REPLENISH AFRICA INITIATIVE (RAIN) - IMPROVING ACCESS TO WATER ACROSS AFRICA

Access to clean, safe water is key to development in Africa especially in schools and low-income urban spaces. In this episode, IT’S AFRICA’S TIME travels to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa to see how the largest pan African private sector clean-water access programme, in partnership with local stakeholders, is helping make a difference.



Water is the…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 3 Episode 6

IHS TOWERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AFRICA

In this episode we look at IHS Towers, Africa’s leading independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider currently owning and operating over 23,000 towers in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. The company’s infrastructure and tower sharing model is crucial to telecoms accessibility for millions of Africans and has huge knock on benefits to SMEs and emerging businesses in the…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 3 Episode 3

SHALINA HEALTHCARE - ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE IN ANGOLA

Shalina Healthcare is a producer of high quality, generic World Health Organisation accredited affordable medicines. Currently manufacturing in India, their distribution outlets In Africa include Congo and Angola, with plans to manufacture in-country in the near future. Their business model and impact is centered on the sustainable availability of high quality affordable medicines delivered to…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 3 Episode 1

BP - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURE IN ANGOLA

When multinational companies like BP have a presence in developing countries like Angola, it’s important that they promote the people of that country. In this story we spend time with two BP funded Angolan NGOs who are helping unlock potential in the fields of professional development and agriculture. We ask: ‘What is possible when capacity is built in the lives of Angolans?’



Our first story…

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It’s Africa’s Time: The Citi Mobile Challenge and BCI Supporting Women Entrepreneurs In Mozambique

The TV series “IT’S AFRICA’S TIME” is produced by Regency Foundation Networx, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Designed to promote and encourage the…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 3 Episode 5

MAERSK - FOSTERING UPSKILLING AND PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT IN ANGOLA

In this episode of IT’S AFRICA’S TIME we meet cadets on the high seas, experts in a Luanda city office, and a trainee marine engineer in the country’s northern ports to learn how young Angolans are being nurtured by the private sector, offering them opportunities to shine and chart promising careers.

International powerhouse Maersk has a long history of developing human capital, but…

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It's Africa's Time: Yara International on Climate Compatible Agriculture and Frieslandcampina's Upskilling Project in Nigeria

The TV series “IT’S AFRICA’S TIME” is produced by Regency Foundation Networx, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Designed to promote and encourage the…

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#GBCtalksHIV with Kelly Curran: Personal Perspectives on the Corporate Response to HIV/AIDS

This interview with Kelly…

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Bill Roedy: Personal Perspectives on the Corporate Response to HIV/AIDS - An Introduction to GBCHealth’s HIV/AIDS Expert Interview Series

By Bill Roedy, MTV Networks International, Former President (ret.); Board Director and Co-Founder, GBCHealth…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 2 Episode 10

THE AFRICA ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE FUND – HELPING TRANSFORM

ZIMBABWE’S RURAL POOR



This is a wonderful story about a Zimbabwean farmer with a big vision, a newly married farming couple, a remarkable 70 year grandmother who has adopted 11 orphans, and an enterprise challenge fund that’s helping change all of their lives forever.



Zimbabwe has faced many challenges over the past years and continues to do so today. But beyond the headlines are stories of hope and…

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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - Season 2 Episode 9

INGENICO - BRANCHLESS BANKING TRANSFORMING FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN RURAL

KENYA



Imagine not having access to a bank account. Imagine being excluded from formal banking services completely. For millions of rural Kenyans, and others living in Africa’s remote regions, this has been the case for years. People have been hiding money under mattresses, in tins buried in the ground outside their homes, and in all manner of places to secure their cash and savings. For the past few years…

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IT'S AFRICA's TIME - Season 2 Episode 8

PROCTER & GAMBLE - WATER WATER EVERYWHERE, NOR ANY DROP TO DRINK



Coleridge’s lament from the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a reality for millions of Africans who have access to water, but suffer the life threatening effects of contamination if they drink it. As thirst overrides the risk of illness and even death from diarrhea, cholera, and respiratory tract infections, to name a few, what should be a source

of life has tragically become a leading cause of illness…

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