Tag Archives: Ghana

Four Pillars of Rebuilding: Looking to Nepal and West Africa

By Scott Strand Another powerful earthquake struck Nepal this week, amplifying damage from the 7.8 magnitude jolt last month that killed over 8,000 people and stranded the injured in villages remote from cities and help. As intrepid recovery efforts are underway, … Continue reading

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Tackling Africa’s youth unemployment problem through civic service engagement

By Tania Beard Africa has the largest population of residents under the age of 25 (600 million people), making it the youngest continent in the world. While a young population might seem to bode well for economic development, in reality … Continue reading

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Beyond SMS and broadband: amplifying current opportunities for Internet-enabled development

By Dan Tuttle It has been well-documented that access to the Internet propels both business growth and economic development. Yet conversations on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) in Africa frequently focus on SMS programs, mobile money, or the … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Internet to spur SME growth in Africa

By Daniel Kaplan Food Export International is a food export business operating out of Accra, Ghana. Eric Kwaku started the company by himself in 2005. Since then, it has grown to include 10 management staff, selling produce from over 100 … Continue reading

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Meeting with global leaders to propel change in Africa

Gatherings of key leaders filled the first half of May in Africa. At the World Economic Forum on Africa, the Frontier 100 Forum, Grow Africa, and Innovation Ghana, Dalberg representatives joined others from across the globe to address topics from … Continue reading

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Expanding access to education through technology

Last week, students and young professionals from around the world gathered at the 10th Annual United Nations Youth Assembly in New York City to exchange ideas on how youth could facilitate progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. With a … Continue reading

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Impact investing in West Africa

According to a recent report by JP Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation, impact investments, or investments made to generate both positive financial and social returns, have grown significantly enough to constitute a new alternative asset class. In order to better … Continue reading

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