Women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many barriers to finding resources to help them launch and grow successful businesses. But increasingly, governments, investors and multinational companies are recognizing and tapping into the value of empowering women economically in the region and around the world.
How One Agricultural Training Ground is Changing Traditional Farming Methods Across Zambia
Mr. Cipolo worked at an airport in Lusaka, Zambia for most of his adult career. In 1994, at the age of 50, he was suddenly laid off. He applied to other jobs in the city but no one wanted to hire him because of his age. Yet he still needed a full-time income to support his family. He tried farming, but after balancing his books at the end of first year, he found he was losing money.
Co-Authored by Doc Watson, Group Executive: Cisco Alliance, Dimension Data, and Karen Walker, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco
For 27 years, Dimension Data and Cisco have been partners in delivering on a greater good for the world. In 2015, with a shared passion for protecting wildlife heritage through technology, we launched Connected Conservation. The goal was to help protect and stop the poaching of rhinos using a unique solution, starting with a pilot in a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The project has been a resounding success: in just two years of deployment, the Connected Conservation project has reduced poaching in the reserve by 96%.
by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director of Merck for Mothers
When a young Zambian mother, Zimthambo Musianga, felt the onset of labor, she went into the hills to find an ox cart to take her to the hospital. But with the nearest clinic miles away from her remote village in the rural district of Lundazi, the ox cart wasn’t going to get her there in time. After being bumped along a dirt road over rough terrain, she had no choice but to give birth right there in the cart.
CHOMA, Zambia, December 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Zambia’s Southern Province bordering Zimbabwe, home to the storied and soaring Victoria Falls, is a rich cultural mosaic with access to natural resources such as copper and water.
As with other nations whose economics are based on extractive industries, a vast divide between the impoverished and the wealthy has been created, causing the educational infrastructure to suffer.
Clayton Kershaw can often be found on the mound when he’s at Dodger Stadium. Last Thursday, however, he found himself behind a ping pong table, alongside celebrities and teammates for the 4th annual PingPong4Purpose event.
Kershaw’s Challenge, founded by Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, in 2011, began with Hope – not the feeling, but the name.
Five years ago the Nutrilite™ Power of 5 campaign partnered with the Alliance for Children Everywhere to serve the nutritional needs of children and families in Zambia, a landlocked country in southern Africa.
“Our organization has been in Zambia since 1997,” said Cari Armbruster, executive director for the Alliance for Children Everywhere. “The amount of poverty and disease is great, with 16 being the average age of local residents. The country also possesses one of the highest rates of orphans in Africa.”
The Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases convenes parasitology experts in Zambia
On April 4-8 2016, the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) held a Symposium on Parasitology in Lusaka, Zambia, bringing together international and local experts in the field with the aim of engaging in productive scientific exchange on parasitic diseases - including malaria, sleeping sickness (Human African Trypanosomiasis), Chagas, leishmaniasis, and cryptosporidiosis.