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Cultural and Research Diversity at Kyoto University

Guest post written by Kyoto University Amgen Scholar Grace Njuguna
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The Japan Amgen Scholars Program gives an opportunity to students from every part of the world to come together and participate in research in different branches of science. This year, I was privileged to be part of the Amgen Scholars 2017 cohort, which consisted of 44 international students and 4 students from Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.

IT Essentials Multiplies Opportunity in Kenya Slums

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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When Stephen Ondieki Orioki took the IT Essentials course at the Raila Educational Centre, he began his journey from the streets of Kibera, a slum surrounding Nairobi, to successful entrepreneur and international ambassador for the Cisco Networking Academy program.

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When Stephen Ondieki Orioki took the IT Essentials course at the Raila Educational Centre, he began his journey from the streets of Kibera, a slum surrounding Nairobi, to successful entrepreneur and international ambassador for the Cisco Networking Academy program.

Implementing a Successful Public-Private Partnership | Part 2: Determining When and How Long to Engage

By Laura Quintana, VP of Corporate Affairs at Cisco
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This is the second article in a five-part series on how a company or organization can develop, implement, and sustain successful public-private partnerships (PPP) that achieve large-scale impact. Click here to read part one on determining who to work with, and stay tuned for next week’s post on how to execute successful PPPs.

Have a question or comment? Tweet at @CiscoCSR and be sure to join us September 21, from 10-11am PT, for a #CiscoChat with PPP thought-leaders Laura Quintana, Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Cisco; Laurence Carter, Senior Director of Public Private Partnerships at the World Bank; Sasha Kapadia, Director, International Development at Mastercard; Keith Davis, President & CEO of the Camden Dream Center; and Jen Boynton, Editor in Chief at TriplePundit.

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This is the second article in a five-part series on how a company or organization can develop, implement, and sustain successful public-private partnerships (PPP) that achieve large-scale impact. Click here to read part one on determining who to work with, and stay tuned for next week’s post on how to execute successful PPPs.

Have a question or comment? Tweet at @CiscoCSR and be sure to join us September 21, from 10-11am PT, for a #CiscoChat with PPP thought-leaders Laura Quintana, Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Cisco; Laurence Carter, Senior Director of Public Private Partnerships at the World Bank; Sasha Kapadia, Director, International Development at Mastercard; Keith Davis, President & CEO of the Camden Dream Center; and Jen Boynton, Editor in Chief at TriplePundit.

The War Between Farm and Forest

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By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

World Malaria Day

“Eddy the Ambassador”, Preventing Malaria Through an Awareness Cartoon
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  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)
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  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)

CBRE Partners with Plan International on Ambitious Safer Cities Initiative

by Lucy Aldrich-Smith, Corporate Responsibility Manager, CBRE EMEA
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To celebrate International Women’s Day, CBRE is proud to announce an extension to its partnership with children’s charity, Plan International, to bring the charity’s ‘Safer Cities’ programme to Nairobi in Kenya.

About Safer Cities
Every year, over 20 million girls move to cities to find jobs and escape the abuse and early marriage often experienced in rural communities. But far from finding opportunity, for thousands of girls city life can mean sexual harassment, violence or worse.

Meet Rose, a Graduate from Generation Kenya

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Rose joined Generation Kenya in August 2015. After graduation she got a job as an insurance salesperson with Britam.

Generation stood with me

“Soon after I joined Generation, the worst happened – I lost my mother, the pillar of our family. I felt all hope was lost. But the Generation family stood with me and helped me restore hope. I will forever be grateful.”

New skills for work

Meet Stanley, a Graduate from Generation Kenya

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Stanley joined Generation Kenya in 2015. After graduation he got a job as a sales associate with Old Mutual.

Poverty blocked my path

Stanley is one of eight children who was raised by a single mother in Nairobi. His family often struggled to find money for necessities like food and shelter. “All of us were raised in the slums – we have lived this life for a long time,” he says. Despite performing very well in school, Stanley was unable to afford university.

I had a dream

Pfizer Foundation Grantee Afya Research Africa Seeks to Improve “Health and Wealth” of Underserved Communities

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Sam Gwer is the Executive Director of Afya Research Africa, which operates a network of clinics in Kenya that aim to improve primary care in underserved, rural areas. The organization currently operates 11 clinics in farming and fishing communities, serving 15,000 people.

“We have really empowered communities, and they can see value and the need to participate,” Sam explains in this video. “This is empowering because then with this intervention, we’re able to make an impact on health and wealth.”

Learn About Generation's Impact in India, Kenya, Mexico, Spain and the U.S.

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India Impact Overview

Generation India offers programs in healthcare, training people to be general duty assistants, and in food and beverage-focused hospitality.

  • 95% placed in jobs
  • 79% outperforming their peers
  • 94% retention (vs. industry average of 40%)
  • 100% of employers would hire again

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