Friday, March 28, 2014

One Acre Fund



Farmers are the solution to poverty and hunger. They make up the majority of the population in the world’s developing countries. And they are some of the hardest-working people on the planet.

Medeatrice is one of our 180,000 bosses. She is a farmer in Nyamirimbo village in Rwanda, and in this picture, she is carrying some farm inputs back to her house.

One Acre Fund puts Farmers First in everything that we do. By listening to our boss, we created a simple new way for her to significantly increase farm income on every planted acre. We are now 2,000 staff strong, and growing fast.

Learn more about our farm revolution!   One Acre Fund

Friday, March 21, 2014

DKT International | Mozambique









DKT provides couples with affordable and safe options for family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention through dynamic social marketing.



Mozambique remains one of the ten poorest countries in the world. Modern contraceptive prevalence is a very low 12 percent, and only 60 percent of women have knowledge of any method of family planning. The average woman in Mozambique has six children, and the majority of women give birth at least once by the age of 20.



In 2013, DKT’s program provided over 2 million condoms, over 140,000 oral contraceptives, and more than 61,000 misoprostol pills for 100,245 CYPs.





DKT International | Mozambique | DKT International:


Thursday, March 06, 2014

NEST OF HOPE



Nest of Hope was formed in 2006 by six women with the aim to raise the standards of the poor and marginalized to help make better communities. The activities and contributions of the association is to help women who in turn help develop the quality of the life for all people, especially those in the rural communities of Cameroon.







Charity NGO improving economic & social well being of the poor & unpriviledged in Cameroon

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Aspen New Voices Fellowship

"THE NEW VOICES FELLOWSHIP AT THE ASPEN INSTITUTE IS A GROUNDBREAKING INITIATIVE DESIGNED TO BRING MORE EXPERT VOICES FROM THE DEVELOPING WORLD INTO THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION."


Aspen New Voices Fellowship
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gyapa cookstoves

Relief International: "Gyapa cookstoves "





With assistance from Relief International, entrepeneur produces 1,200 charcoal burning cook stoves per month as one of the largest stove manufacturers in the Ghana.
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The Nonprofit Salary Bill Comes under Scrutiny | NGO Pulse

The Nonprofit Salary Bill Comes under Scrutiny | NGO Pulse:




Exerpt...

"A recent survey conducted by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph (5 August 2013) has caused an uproar in the nonprofit sector in the United Kingdom (UK). It revealed that nonprofit sector executives from well-known global nonprofits funded by the British aid agency are pocketing up to £184 000 (approximately R2.7 million) per annum in salaries. In some cases, according to the ‘charity rich list’, nine of those charities paid about £300 000 pounds (R3.5 million) each to some of their employees in 2012. This has raised a public relations nightmare in the midst of aid budget reviews. Interestingly, this revelation has not been denied by the organisations in question but been defended vehemently."
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About TAHMO | Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory | Oregon State University

"The TAHMO project is committed to serving the public by advancing the free and open exchange of hydro-meteorological data collected with its monitoring stations. By allowing that all raw TAHMO data be free for scientific research and governmental applications, the project supports World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Resolution 40 and Resolution 25. Commercial applications of TAHMO data will be considered on a case by case basis."


Exherpt... "The need to be able to access historical climate data is critical in order to efficiently manage water resources. Currently there are stations available in Africa, but they are very spread out, and mostly clumped in northern and southern Africa, leaving huge data gaps in central Africa. " 'via Blog this'

Focus on Poverty: We can create solar nations

Focus on Poverty: We can create solar nations





Exercpt...

"Solar power makes sense — if you can get it right. For many isolated rural communities, off-grid solutions are the best chance of accessing electricity.  We assume too readily that such solutions have to be small-scale and expensive. Two major national projects from different world regions suggest this doesn't have to be the case."

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Communicopia - Digital Team Survey 2.0 | Page 1 of 8

Communicopia - Digital Team Survey 2.0 | Page 1 of 8


Chance to win a $250.00 Donation by filling out a survey to help non-profit organizations better understand and optimize their digital teams and programs.

How to … mobilise a diaspora movement | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

How to … mobilise a diaspora movement | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional



Exerpts:

"Mobilising a successful African diaspora movement is challenging but essential in the current climate.

"It is critical for diaspora individuals and groups to collaborate. Through joined up work, organisations can become much stronger, more visible and add value to their contribution.

"Diaspora organisations have a more informed understanding of their country of origin than decision makers in Whitehall. They are often best placed to shape the creation of meaningful development goals that have the potential to meet the needs of their countries of origin, as well as their communities here in the UK."

Can charity concerts change the world? | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

Can charity concerts change the world? | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

Today, the issue of extreme poverty needs mass advocacy more than any other. 

These challenges require urgent attention. 

Now in its second year, this September 28, the festival will bring musicians Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer together with 60,000 global citizens at New York's Central Park to call for accelerated action.