Category: Sustainable Development

Why policy change is vital for tech innovation in social development programs

Africa, Disruptive technology, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Development

It is only through creating a healthy ecosystem for social entrepreneurship that Africa can truly unlock the potential of technological social innovation to address the Sustainable Development Goals. Government policy, favorable to growing commercial and social enterprise, is a critical part of this ecosystem. In creating policies to build a sustainable social economy that is …

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Interview: 9th SA AIDS Conference in Durban

Africa, BroadReach, Health, Media, Sustainable Development

Dr Ernest Darkoh, one of our Co-founders, was interviewed live on ENCA to talk about the SA AIDS Conference: Unprecedented Innovations and Technologies which took place from 11 – 14 June in Durban, South Africa. Organized by The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), this conference is the second largest HIV conference in the world, and …

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Markle sums up the indispensable value of data for Africa & the world

Africa, Analytics, Big Data, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

Africa: Data Key to Unlocking Africa’s Development Prospects … data is knowledge, and knowledge is power. It is the power to put African needs and priorities first when determining domestic development agendas and plans. It is the power to ask and answer the questions most pressing to Africa’s people. And it is the power to …

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Public & private leaders agree: Africa’s future looks bright

Africa, Analytics, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

10 Reasons to Watch Africa in 2016 – Caroline Kende-Robb, Africa’s Progress Panel’s Executive Director, shares her view of unfolding scenarios Africa’s time has come. Having spent the last twelve years working in partnership with governments, donor groups, NGOs and private companies to bring systemic improvements to the wellbeing of people on the African continent, …

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Davos 2016 confirms — social entrepreneurs, our time has come

Analytics, Big Data, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

Social entrepreneur: an on-the-ground agent for immediacy, a hothouse of innovation, and a connector of industry with the developing world for mutual benefit. I just returned from Davos 2016, invited to attend with my small cohort of fellow 2015 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year, awarded by the World Economic Forum (WEF)/Schwab Foundation. “Social entrepreneur” is …

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2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries that reduce mortality of world’s poorest populations

Health, Malaria, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

I am thrilled that three scientists who have focused on the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases — Elephantiasis, River Blindness and Malaria —will share the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine. These debilitating diseases affect hundreds of millions of people annually, overwhelmingly citizens of the developing world. The press release issued by the Nobel Prize elaborates …

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2030 SDGs Raise the Bar for Innovation

Big Data, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

Commitment & Energy Need a New Game Plan On September 26, 2015 throngs gathered in Central Park and watched the simulcast from afar, joining star-studded performers, corporate executives, philanthropists and even FLOTUS and Malala to raise their collective voices in support of The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Citizen Festival was …

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Deliberate. Creative. Cohesive.

Analytics, Big Data, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

Defining the private sector’s role in Sustainable Development Goals Matthew Pace’s 7.15.15 piece in Sustaining Development, “The realities of achieving effective SDG partnerships,” sparked thoughts on principles I believe must guide and define the private sector’s involvement in developing and implementing strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  DELIBERATE. Effective partnerships require a commitment to …

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