Helping to promote high-impact entrepreneurship

Helping to promote high-impact entrepreneurship


The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) was released today by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the GEDI Institute so that findings from the Index can drive policy discussions this week, as millions in 165 countries are participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week.
miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2016/Author: Dora Moscoso/Number of views (5834)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Acceso oferta Local vincula a los pescadores Wayuu con el mercado

Acceso oferta Local vincula a los pescadores Wayuu con el mercado

A través del proyecto apoyado por el FOMIN y ejecutado por Fundación Clinton de “Empresas de impacto: Apoyo a las cadenas de valor agrícolas en Colombia y el Salvador” se ha logrado que pescaderos indígenas Wayuu puedan llegar a supermercados, hoteles, restaurantes de una manera consistente con las calidades y volúmenes que requiere el mercado. Esto les ha significado una mejora sustancial en sus ingresos en la calidad de vida de los pescadores y sus familias.
lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2016/Author: Martha Lucía Muñoz/Number of views (3904)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The impressive impact of village banking in Paraguay

The impressive impact of village banking in Paraguay

The lower-middle-income country of Paraguay happens to be one of the most profitable markets in the world for banks, according to a study by McKinsey & Company. But 71% of Paraguayans have no bank account, and 42% do not use formal financial products. Of the country’s 16 banks and 12 financial institutions that are regulated by the Superintendent of Banks, only one—plus one nonprofit organization—are directly working on rural microfinance programs for poor areas of the country.  And they are producing some impressive results with a microcredit approach called village banking.
viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2016/Author: Lorena Rios/Number of views (6990)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco

COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco

The UNFCCC’s COP22 will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016, the focus of which is to bring action to last year’s historic Paris Agreement and have countries ratify their agreements by identifying INDCs (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) and NAPs (National Adaptation Plans).  While this official process will be discussed inside the official UN Blue Zone, numerous simultaneous side events are taking place outside, organized by UN agencies, multilateral development organizations, civil society and ONGs, research institutions, think-tanks, and other stakeholders, offering discussions on topics that range from energy efficiency and green infrastructure, building bridges between market-based approaches and climate financing institutions, de-carbonizing transport, Water-Energy-Food (WEF) frameworks, among many others.  See more at http://cop22.ma/en
jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2016/Author: Steve Wilson/Number of views (6186)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Promising a climate-smart future, the end of hunger, and the start of sustainable development

Promising a climate-smart future, the end of hunger, and the start of sustainable development

During our last field visit to Guatemala’s Dry Corridor region, we climbed mountains in a four-wheel drive through a dry, dusty and rocky road. After an hour we arrived at the Pitahaya Community in Aldea Nearar at Camotán, Chiquimula (eastern Guatemala). We found ourselves walking in the middle of a beautiful, young, green forest, with a big group of motivated and empowered group of Chorti indigenous peoples, mostly women. We breathed positivity and empowerment in a land that is known for hunger and extreme poverty. What a moment of a lifetime!
miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2016/Author: Lorena Mejicanos Rios/Number of views (6207)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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