Africa

Social entrepreneurs must focus on financial management

Many emerging social enterprises are reluctant or unable to acquire and actually use, good financial information, in a strategic way to build a sustainable future business model.

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Jean-Michel Severino: “Corporate companies have a crucial role…

In this interview, development expert Jean-Michel Severino explains why large multinational companies have a responsibility to contribute to develop assistance, and how they must do that with their profitability…

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A meeting with the Living Goods team: empowering the bottom of the…

A recent meeting with Chris Murphy and Molly Christiansen, from the social business Living Goods, gave us a clearer idea of how to address the health and nutrition issues specific to developing countries,…

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A 13-year-old inventor in Kenya saves lions and helps farmers

Richard Turere a young inventor in Kenya has come up with a low-cost, eco-friendly way to protect his family's livestock that could also serve as a solution to a serious problem in his country - managing…

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We Like the World: schooling for the girls of the world

For one whole year, the Colas family travelled the globe and, thanks to their network of Facebook friends, they collected money to build a school in Burkina Faso. But that turned out to be just the start.

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In Kenya Livelihoods launches « Hifadhi » against deforestation

In Kenya, Livelihoods has investied, in partnership with the company Climate Pal, in an ambitious project to give off at a large scale improved cook-stoves and to create a community dynamic of reforestation…

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Four teenage girls in Africa have invented a generator powered by…

All over Africa, young men and women have missioned across the country and arrived in Lagos, Nigeria. All they want to do is show off what they have made. Maker Faire Africa is more than your typical startup…

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Bringing Youth Back To The Land By Making Farming Cool

Here is an article from Fast Company presenting the three projects that won the Rockefeller Foundation contest for making farming attractive to young people in Africa, given that the ageing of farmers…

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The Livelihoods project of restoration of mangroves in Senegal validated…

The mangrove carbon project in Senegal has received final approval of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework convention on Climate Change), the international authority responsible for validation and registration…

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Are rural Africans the beneficiaries or the forgotten victims of…

Bernard Giraud is president of the Livelihoods Venture and one of its founding fathers. Here is the Tribune here wrote for Slate Africa on the subject of African family agriculture, in the context of the…

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