Africa: SAP Holds Its First Skills for Africa Graduation


In July 2013, SAP set embarked on a training programme aimed at bridging the demand for specialised ICT skills in Kenyan companies while also increasing youth employment. Today, the first group of 52 students were presented with SAP Certification at a graduation ceremony held at Multi-Media University. The 52 were fully sponsored by SAP through the programme. Also sponsoring the programme are the Kenya Ministry of Information Communications & Technology through the ICT Authority and Multi Media University.

SAP Africa's Skills for Africa Programme Gains Momentum with Graduation of Kenyan Students


On the heels of SAP Africa's recent announcement of an agreement with the World Bank to consolidate skills development efforts in Africa, SAP Africa today announced that the first group of students, from Kenya, have successfully graduated from the Skills for Africa training certification.

Financing Brings Opportunity to Africa


Economic development is welcome in any part of the world, but especially in emerging economies. In these areas, financing new business is often a struggle due to a lack of lending institutions or lending policies. That's where Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial) comes in.

Vegetable Power: How the Green Fields of Kenya are Leading an Off-Grid Revolution


“If you don’t have power, it is difficult to achieve economic growth and better living standards,” observes George Njenga, GE Distributed Power Regional Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa.

It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa is without electricity, and more than 85% of those living in rural areas lack access to the grid. (Source: International Energy Agency)

Accenture Grants African Medical and Research Foundation US$ 1.4 Million, Teams with Vodafone to Develop Mobile Training for Community Health Workers

Grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
Press Release
NEW YORK, Oct. 1 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) a grant of $US1.4 million to help AMREF develop a pilot mobile health training program for community health workers in Kenya. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to AMREF to more than US$4.3 million since 2005.

World Water Week Just Passed. Did You Notice?


Today, 780 million individuals still live without access to clean and safe water sources. Two and a half billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities. One billion people defecate in the open.  Is that too much information?

Which leads me to ask why do I, or you as a business professional, care?

Kenya's Gold Finger Women

Monsanto’s outreach to communities worldwide is more than just a company value. It goes beyond the company’s partnerships and industry efforts. In fact, sometimes it comes from just one person. Zallipah Githui is that person.

During the past two years, Githui has returned to her village in Ngorano, Kenya, from her job at Monsanto to help improve the lives of farmers and their families. She spent her own money, along with contributions from Monsanto employees, and provided hybrid corn seeds, fertilizers and the services of an agronomist to 16 female farmers in Ngorano.

SAP Skills for Africa Programme Launched In Kenya


Kenya’s Ministry of Information Communications and Technology through Kenya ICT Board, SAP and Multi Media University have partnered to launch an ICT skills training programme to enhance employability for graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The programme, dubbed Skills for Africa, is part of a larger African effort focusing on five countries that was officially launched by SAP in May.

Austin College Encourages Students to Offset CO2 Emissions with NativeEnergy

Students opt to offset study abroad travel with a clean water project in Kenya
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SHERMAN, TX, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Austin College is working with NativeEnergy to offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the travel portion of one of their most important study abroad programs. Through the initiative, faculty and students can build the cost of offsetting the emissions into their trip budget, capturing an externality often forgotten.


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