Tag Archives: Senegal

A Group of Visionaries Turn a Dream into Reality

By Francine Ndong On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of the Women’s Investment Club Senegal over the past year, and look forward to expanding the initiative across Francophone West Africa. Who would have thought that a simple lunch meeting … Continue reading

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Launch of the Senegal Women’s Investment Club – A Journey to the “Missing Middle” in Women-led Investment

This article was originally published on Business Fights Poverty. By Tania Beard, Francine Ndong, and Salma Ait Hssayene Women-led investment has slowly taken off in recent years in developed economies – initiatives such as 37 Angels in the U.S. and UAE-based WOMENA are prime … Continue reading

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Broken Asylum Systems Closer to Home

This article originally appeared on World Policy Blog. By Talya Lockman-Fine The young man arrived for a meeting with the non-governmental organization employee. He had no job and, without working papers, few prospects of gaining one. He had temporary housing … Continue reading

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Driving Smallholder Savings Through Digital Design in Senegal

This article originally appeared on CGAP. By Ravi Chhatpar, Elyse Marr and Ashish Kumar Financial inclusion initiatives for smallholders have often emphasized credit – whether through microfinance, group loans or commercial banking extensions. An alternative model emphasizes “little-by-little” savings, holding … Continue reading

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Infographic: ICT Tools Enable a More Effective Ebola Response

Since the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa over a year ago, deep vulnerabilities and disparities in the health systems of the hardest-hit countries have been exposed. But the crisis has also unearthed emergency responses that worked to mitigate Ebola’s … Continue reading

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Infographic: How to Respond to an Outbreak – Success Factors for Fighting Off Ebola

This post originally appeared on Huffington Post Impact. Over a year has passed since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began. In that narrow window of time, the disease has claimed more than 10,000 lives, stalled economic growth, and hampered … Continue reading

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A short guide to understanding female genital cutting

By Tania Beard Female Genital Cutting (FGC) used to be an issue that only feminists and anthropologists discussed. Over the past decade, however, the issue has been rising in the global agenda. Just this past month, a new Kurdistani film … Continue reading

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Obama in Africa: Building relationships for mutual benefit

By Modou Fall and Abdourahmane Diop The  U.S. President Barack Obama recently completed a week-long tour of Africa, visiting Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Many observers have suggested that Obama is trying to keep pace with China, whose president visited South Africa and … 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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