November 2010 Blog Posts (50)

Titicaca Gourmet & USAID PRA Project

I am so thrilled that Titicaca Gourmet has been accepted as a producer in the USAID PRA Program!

What is Titicaca Gourmet?

Titicaca Gourmet is one of many Peruvian businesses I work with under the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program. Titicaca Gourmet markets amazing organic and natural Andean grains, such as red quinoa, white quinoa and cañihua, helping create incomes for hundreds of small farmers in the Puno region of Perú. The grains are tasty and super nutricious, the packaging is… Continue

Added by Tara Sabre on November 30, 2010 at 12:55 — No Comments

The Edelman goodpurpose® 2010 Study And What it Means for Companies, Cause Marketing and Corporate Philanthropy

In Part 1 of Benevity’s take on the Edelman goodpurpose® 2010 study, we shared a conversation with Mitch Markson, Chief Creative Officer of Edelman and founder of Edelman goodpurpose. Now in Part 2, our attention turns to helping companies make the rubber hit the road to drive forward innovative, high-engagement cause marketing and corporate philanthropy programs that leverage the data. We call it From Report to Real Business: How to take Action. Read on.

So what do companies need to… Continue

Added by David Martel on November 30, 2010 at 2:38 — No Comments

BFP Team
We need clear thinking when we talk about tax in poor countries

Campaigns on tax payments made by large corporations in developing countries should recognise the wider benefits that businesses bring to development.

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Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on November 29, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

From Multinational to Start-up: a Ghanaian Entrepreneur’s Commitment to Providing Affordable Nutrition


Seven years ago, 42 year old Samuel Kwame Ntim Adu was a manager at a multinational company in Ghana. Today, from the agricultural heart of Ghana, he is running his own company of over…


Added by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on November 29, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

*Pro* Challenger
moladi Tanzania - New house construction technology successfully tested

THERE seems to be light at the end of the tunnel in efforts to solve housing problems, following introduction of a new low cost housing technology which enables a house to be built in just a few days.

“The solution to low cost housing may very well be closer than we might have thought, thanks to Moladi technology which creates a quality structure within a very short time,” the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Moladi technology,… Continue

Added by moladi Formwork on November 29, 2010 at 5:30 — No Comments

Please join us at the ColaLife Reception


The sand box room at the BFI and the venue for our Christmas Reception

Here's a brilliant opportunity for 150 of our ColaLife supporters to get together in London: on 1 December at 7pm we will be hosting a Christmas Reception at the British Film Institute in… Continue

Added by Simon Berry on November 26, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

Is the Worldshift 20 declaration a call to action for you?

I watched this inspiring 12 minutes with Deepak Chopra yesterday.

and then downloaded a very powerful 8 pages called the Worldshift 20 Declaration. You can read more and download the PDF here.

I would be very interested in your thoughts on this and on how we can collaborate to do our bit to make these shifts happen.

Be the difference you want to see in the… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on November 25, 2010 at 0:20 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Oxfam GB recruiting three new Private Sector Policy Advisers


Policy Adviser – Private Sector (Economic Justice Campaign)


£34,710 - £38,800 per annum

36 hours per week

To lead on delivering key elements of Oxfam’s private sector policy analysis and advocacy work as part of Oxfam’s priority Economic Justice Campaign.

For more information please go to the Oxfam website… Continue

Added by Penny Fowler on November 24, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

SABMiller partnership with FARM-Africa to benefit 2,000 smallholder farmers in Southern Sudan

As Southern Sudan prepares for January's referendum on whether to secede from the largely Muslim north, media interest in the region is intensifying.…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on November 23, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

Jean Joaillerie Helps Orphans In Rwanda With Jewelry For Wall Street

November 23/Paris/-Jean Joaillerie launches “ Currency Trader”- A collection of bespoke jean accessories for Wall Street traders featuring 5 pieces for the holiday gift season : “Go Long”,”Go Short”,”Day Trader” and 2 limited edition pieces featuring the coveted gold French “Médaille de Travail”and the silver french”Médaille Collective”.

All of the pieces are made by hand using antique coins from all over Europe found at the brocante and antique markets in France. In addition to the… Continue

Added by Jan Roberts on November 23, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

Invitation: Panel Discussion on Democratisation in Africa: "Challenges & Opportunities"

Free event: Register now to secure a place.

Date: 25th November 2010

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); University of London

Brunnei Suite (Ground Floor)

We are delighted to invite you to this distinguished panel discussion on democratisation in Africa. In recent years, we have… Continue

Added by Eric M. Acha on November 21, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Reconnecting with the Indigenous: Alaistair MacIntosh at the Transition International Conference

I have been attending the Transition International Conference in Edinburgh and I would like to share with you the inspiring talk of the social activist Alaistar MacIntosh, author of the book "Soil and Soul".

I am using Posterious, a blogging system that allows users to send posts to different platforms (wordpress, Drupal, YouTube, etc) just by one click. I have linked my blog in Posterous with this blog in Ning. (I have deleted all the not relevant posts by I apologize in… Continue

Added by Mari Cruz Garcia on November 20, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

Marketing Microinsurance!

Would love to get everyone's thoughts on this....

While microlending continues to grow in popularity, microinsurance hasn’t garnered the same popular support. Why??

The reason for this has nothing to do with the relative merits of either financial service as a tool of economic empowerment –surely, if one is offered a loan from a bank, one should also be able to access other financial services.

Many people don’t have loans from a bank at the moment – but we… Continue

Added by Nita Nehru on November 19, 2010 at 22:47 — No Comments

School of Humanities & Science

Introduction to Humanities and Sciences


A Biblical Worldview Course

One of the main aims in this course is to break the ‘sacred and secular’ dichotomy that exists in our minds as Christians and as a church. The separation of 'Sacred and Secular' stems from the thought life of people. How they think determines how they act.

When God created the world, nothing was outside of His creation. This is important to see because of the human tendency to separate… Continue

Added by Mary Emilord Banzon on November 19, 2010 at 10:18 — No Comments

David Shaman: Is Reforming the World Bank Possible?

By David Shaman, Writer

In April 2009, the G-20 pumped funds into key international financial institutions (IFI) such as the IMF and Bank to mitigate damaging effects of the global economic…


Added by David Shaman on November 18, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: South Sudan Programme Director for TEARFUND

This is a challenging but rewarding time to work in South Sudan. Tearfund seeks a courageous, experienced leader to guide their programme through the potentially volatile period following the January 2011 referendum on independence.

Tearfund’s disaster management team has been working in South Sudan since 1998, and currently provides humanitarian assistance to over 400,000 beneficiaries in remote areas of Jonglei, Bahr el Ghazal, and Upper Nile states. These areas were severely… Continue

Added by Maria Laguna on November 18, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

*Pro* Challenger
Call for Chapter Authors: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Call for Researchers and Chapter Co-Authors

Forthcoming Case Study Book from Gower Publishing, UK

“Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Business Solutions for Poverty Alleviation from around the World”

Book Editor and Contributing Author:

Daphne Halkias, PhD.

Research Affiliate, Institute for the Social Sciences

Cornell University, New York, USA

Senior Research Fellow,… Continue

Added by Daphne Halkias on November 17, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Innovation Manager

Join us and be a part of it…

…if you want to overcome poverty and injustice by encouraging children to claim their rights.

For over 70 years Plan has been working with the world’s poorest children, families and communities. Today, child centred community development is at the heart of our programmes with 11million children in 48 developing countries.

We are growing and are looking for talented individuals… Continue

Added by Plan International on November 17, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

REI Teams with Local Non-Profit Partners through Launch of Facebook® Deals

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, tannounced last week that it is a participating company in the beta launch of Facebook Deals.

For every customer who checks in at an REI store through Facebook Places, the co-op will donate $1 to a selected non-profit in their community, up to $100,000.

Facebook Places gives people the power to easily share their location with friends on Facebook, find friends who are… Continue

Added by David Martel on November 17, 2010 at 2:00 — No Comments

From bamboo bikes to biomass briquettes: UNEP unveils SEED Award Winners

PRESS RELEASE: Nairobi, 3 November 2010 – A novel solar device that turns waste heat into electricity in rural China, a Ugandan business that manufactures stationary from agricultural waste, a bamboo bicycle project in Ghana and a female-run business in South Africa making a hand-held laundry device that saves water are among the 30 winners of the 2010 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

The… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on November 15, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

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