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Accenture, The University of Notre Dame, and The Rural Development Company in South Africa Launch Renewable Energy Program in KwaZulu-Natal, Delivering Clean, Affordable Electricity

Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
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NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.
 

The Future of Energy: Unleashing the Power of Innovation and Sustainability

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Welcome to an exciting new GreenMoney issue featuring five perspectives on the World of Energy Today and Tomorrow:

Timberland Welcomes African Entrepreneurs as a Part of Mandela Washington Fellowship

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Last week, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland hosted 25 of Africa’s most talented, emerging leaders at its Stratham, NH headquarters to share the company’s values-driven approach to business. Each of the entrepreneurs is a recipient of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training and networking.

Malaria Experts and African Leaders Challenged to Maintain the Momentum and Win the Race for Malaria Elimination

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  • National Malaria Control Program best practice sharing workshop takes place in Senegal, which has made great strides in malaria control
     
  • Event brings together delegates from 33 African countries to accelerate malaria elimination efforts
     
  • Novartis Malaria Initiative celebrates treatment delivery milestone, with more than 800 million treatments distributed since 2001, including over 300 million dispersible pediatric treatments
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  • National Malaria Control Program best practice sharing workshop takes place in Senegal, which has made great strides in malaria control
     
  • Event brings together delegates from 33 African countries to accelerate malaria elimination efforts
     
  • Novartis Malaria Initiative celebrates treatment delivery milestone, with more than 800 million treatments distributed since 2001, including over 300 million dispersible pediatric treatments

The Digital Health Connection in Africa

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Sometimes what brings two partners together seems obvious. In the case of the Université Numérique Francophone Mondiale (UNFM) and Novo Nordisk, a commitment to children with type 1 diabetes and the growing uptake and use of mobile technology in Africa were the catalysts for action on the ground – and in cyberspace. 

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Sometimes what brings two partners together seems obvious. In the case of the Université Numérique Francophone Mondiale (UNFM) and Novo Nordisk, a commitment to children with type 1 diabetes and the growing uptake and use of mobile technology in Africa were the catalysts for action on the ground – and in cyberspace. 

Some of the Ways Old Mutual Added Value Across Africa in 2015

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"We are proud of our heritage in Africa and the positive impact we have on the lives of our customers, their families and wider communities"

-Bruce Hemphill Group Chief Executive

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"We are proud of our heritage in Africa and the positive impact we have on the lives of our customers, their families and wider communities"

-Bruce Hemphill Group Chief Executive

Nestlé Announces the Finalists for the 2016 CSV Prize

High-quality vanilla from the foot of Kilimanjaro or cassava starch and garri from South West Cameroon?
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With the opening of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Nestlé has announced the finalists for the Creating Shared Value [CSV] Prize 2016: Natural Extracts Industries [NEI] from Tanzania and Agro-Hub from Cameroun. After four screening phases, the two finalists were selected from a group of 450 applicants by the Nestlé CSV Council, along with 9 independent experts and 9 Nestlé internal experts.

Nat Geo WILD Announces Winners of 'Wild to Inspire' Filmmaking Competition, Supporting Young Nature Documentarians

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On March 5, 21st Century Fox's Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival, announced Justin Grubb and Alex Goetz of Toledo, Ohio, as the winners of the third annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking contest, which gives aspiring nature documentarians the chance to take an expedition to Africa. Over the next year, Grubb and Goetz will document their journeys to Nat Geo WILD viewers through video diaries, photos, social media and more, sharing their experience of what it's like to be Nat Geo WILD filmmakers.

Big Cat Week in Europe: How a Sculpture, a Hashtag and Selfies Are Helping Nat Geo Save Big Cats Around the World

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Nat Geo Wild Europe launched its sixth annual Big Cat Week in February. Each year, Nat Geo Wild sheds light on the plight of big cats around the world with a week of premieres.

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