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Activating Small-Holder Farmers for Personal and Environmental Change

How One Agricultural Training Ground is Changing Traditional Farming Methods Across Zambia
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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.

HP Commits to Empowering Another 100,000 Learners in Africa Over the Next Three Years

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HP has long recognized that access to education is crucial to powering the creativity and innovation that our industry thrives on. From a business perspective, access to education increases diversity, drives new business, and attracts and retains the best employees. But much more than that, education is a fundamental human right.

A Decade of Impact in Africa

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This is a true story about 1,500 African food companies in nine African countries, and 1,500 volunteers from six food companies that worked together to improve food security across Africa.

The story goes like this.

A decade ago, General Mills’ CEO at the time – Ken Powell – was challenged by the Secretary-General of the United Nations (Kofi Annan) to find a way to help improve the quality, safety and availability of food in Africa.

Lucky for us, Powell and his team had the passion, desire, knowledge, and the team to make it happen.

Pioneering Emergency Medicine in Tanzania

New film highlights work by Abbott and Abbott Fund to create the first emergency facilities and emergency medicine residency program in Tanzania.
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Just a decade ago, emergency medicine did not exist in Tanzania. Patients waited hours for the most basic life-saving care.

Today, East Africa’s first-ever emergency room and emergency medicine residency training program save thousands of lives, every year.

The Future of Energy Is Decentralized

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By David Breecker, Founder and Managing Director, Microgrid Systems Laboratory 

Decentralization is a Dominant Trend

UN Global Compact Bulletin (September 2018)

Summary: 

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Mongabay: Why Keep Africa’s Dryland Forests Alive?

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  • Small holder farmers from 6,000 Malian households have restored 320 hectares of land through a combination of on-farm natural tree regeneration, water harvesting, moisture retention technologies, improved soil filtration, and enhanced soil humus.
  • This is just one of many efforts currently underway to restore Africa’s dryland forests. There are many obstacles left to overcome, but as the Mali example clearly shows, there are successes to celebrate and build upon, as well.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, 80 percent of charcoal and firewood used by about 2.4 million people is harvested in woodlands found in the dryland areas. Experts say it’s time to start packaging these fragile yet rich and highly adaptive ecosystems into investment opportunities.
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  • Small holder farmers from 6,000 Malian households have restored 320 hectares of land through a combination of on-farm natural tree regeneration, water harvesting, moisture retention technologies, improved soil filtration, and enhanced soil humus.
  • This is just one of many efforts currently underway to restore Africa’s dryland forests. There are many obstacles left to overcome, but as the Mali example clearly shows, there are successes to celebrate and build upon, as well.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, 80 percent of charcoal and firewood used by about 2.4 million people is harvested in woodlands found in the dryland areas. Experts say it’s time to start packaging these fragile yet rich and highly adaptive ecosystems into investment opportunities.

Delivering Shared Value With Rapid Diagnostics

Abbott delivers shared value across Africa by finding unique ways to expand access to innovative rapid testing technologies.
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Despite health improvements made across Africa in recent years, significant health challenges remain for 1.2 billion people living across the continent. The region shoulders some of the world's heaviest infectious disease burdens: 90 percent of the world’s malaria cases and nearly 70 percent of the 36.7 million HIV cases worldwide. Adding further complication, healthcare access for those living in rural sub-Saharan Africa is limited.

Carnival Corporation Donates $10,000 to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

Donation from world’s largest leisure travel company to benefit Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa
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Company’s chief procurement officer, Julia Brown, presented gift as part of her participation in the Centenary Delegation honoring Nelson Mandela

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Company’s chief procurement officer, Julia Brown, presented gift as part of her participation in the Centenary Delegation honoring Nelson Mandela

Everyone Can Be the Legacy – Celebrating Mandela Day

STEM Pioneer Lindiwe Matlali on Creating Africa’s IT Legacies
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by Lindiwe Matlali, Founder and CEO of Africa Teen Geeks

We all have the power to be the legacy, but how many of us will?

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