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National Geographic Celebrates World Lion Day with Spotlight on Leading Big Cats Researchers

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National Geographic joined with the rest of the global community in commemorating World Lion Day on August 10, taking the opportunity to highlight some of its many efforts to protect big cat populations around the world.

Saving Lives with Science

Leading Kenyan pharm company Universal Corporation Ltd brings affordable high-quality medicines to sub-Saharan Africa
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Nairobi, August 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Universal Corporation Ltd (UCL), a pharmaceutical manufacturing company based in Kikuyu Township on Nairobi, Kenya’s outskirts, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide an additional 6 million doses of first-line treatment for childhood diarrhea each year by 2019. At the same time, the company has pledged to introduce two new low-cost medicines to combat malaria child mortality into the sub-Saharan African market.

How We Can Make Youth More Employable by Up-Skilling

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This article originally appeared in Standard Digital

By: Kartik Jayaram

As Africa prepares for an imminent economic takeoff, her young people have a critical role to play in making it a reality. Their youthful energy is a key ingredient in unlocking the continent’s potential as the next frontier for growth.

Women Using Venture Capital to Change the World

The New Leaders in Silicon Valley
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by Nancy E. Pfund, founder and managing partner, DBL (Double Bottom Line) Partners and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2016

Newest Class of Fulbright-National Geographic Fellows to Tackle Global Issues Through Digital Storytelling

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Beginning this fall, the 2016-2017 class of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship will embark on global journeys to study significant social and environmental issues--from the need for community-based food systems in India to the effects of climate change on rural communities in Northern Africa--and share their findings with the world through National Geographic's media assets.

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. 

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