Tag Archives: Development

Social Entrepreneurs have a Role in Recessionary Recovery

In 2009, President Obama gave a rare shout-out to New Jersey-based social entrepreneur Alfa Demmellash, founder of Rising Tide Capital in Hoboken.  Rising Tide Capital serves small business owners and people considering starting a business by providing start-up and business … Continue reading

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Lamido Sanusi, Central Bank Governor of Nigeria, Addresses the African Economic Forum @ Columbia University

As keynote for Columbia University’s student-led 2012 African Economic Forum, on April 13, Lamido Sanusi, the famed Nigerian Central Bank Governor, delivered a vision of development grounded in four key economic components: infrastructure development, value chain management, women’s financial empowerment, … Continue reading

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Colombian Community Leaders speak out against Free Trade Agreement with US

Repost:  Videos by Diane Arango.  Impact of the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia on Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Communities.  The Obama Administration has announced that it wants to move forward with the FTA with Colombia. ACT NOW! Send this video to … Continue reading

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Video: International development fund answers prayers in Harlem and Ethiopia

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting with Reverend Nicholas Richards of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, to talk about his spearheading of the Abyssinian Fund, which provides development grants in the form of training, education and technical assistance to a … Continue reading

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SustainACTIVITY: Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference

November 19-21rst will be the first annual conference to forge food, farming and policy solutions for the Black Community will convene at Brooklyn College in New York City, convening farmers, gardeners, activists, students and community leaders from across the nation.

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Majora Carter seeks “Hometown Security” in Net Impact Keynote

Reposted from TriplePundit.com: On Saturday, October 30, Net Impact closed out their 2010 conference on sustainable enterprise at the UMich Ross School of Business with keynote speaker Majora Carter, a dynamic green community development consultant whose work is revitalizing in … Continue reading

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Paupers to Partners: Co-Creation as New Framework for Base of Pyramid

Reposed from TriplePundit.com: 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of the equally venerated and vilified concept of “Base of the Pyramid” first proposed in an academic paper by then business academic CK Prahalad.  The concept gained considerable steam in business circles … Continue reading

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