As every successful entrepreneur can attest, nothing helps transform a great idea into a real product or service faster than access to adequate resources -- especially capital.
Yet, over 80% of African entrepreneurs still struggle today to get their businesses properly funded. Too many innovative ideas are strangled before they even get started. Grammy-nominated artist and philanthropist, Akon, hopes to solve this problem with AKoin, his new cryptocurrency.
RESTON, Va., July 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, will work with a leading U.S.-based development agency to accelerate the growth of local infrastructure across Africa.
Improving the sustainability of Africa’s energy sector and access to electricity for the continent’s poorest residents
David Keith is a senior vice president with Tetra Tech International Development Services. He has worked on international development engagements in the energy sectors of more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has been retained as a technical expert on national energy strategy, energy sector restructuring, public-private partnerships, electricity company management, electricity tariff design, power sector planning, project financing, and industrial energy management.
LONDON, June 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ — A group of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies have launched the Building Responsibly Worker Welfare Principles to promote the rights and welfare of workers across the industry.
Developed through the Building Responsibly business coalition, the 10 Principles establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry.
June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy.
Making the case for increased private sector engagement in Africa’s energy industry
David Keith, energy sector expert with Tetra Tech International Development Services, has worked on projects in the energy sectors of more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. In this post, he reflects on the growth in Africa’s energy sector and the need for increased private sector engagement. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
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