Category: Strategic Global Initiatives

World Economic Forum – Davos 2011

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization that encourages civil societies to collaborate with a view to improving the state of theworld. Every year, the Forum is held in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s team is “Shared Norm for a New Reality.” The Forum brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals …

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No More Dumb Development

The Administrator of USAID spoke yesterday at an event hosted by the Center for Global Development. For those unable to venture to Washington or to gain access to the event, it was streamed live on the new USAID website celebrating 50 years for the agency (http://50.usaid.gov). This new site highlights the achievements of the last …

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We Are Losing

This past weekend another young person took their life. This news is starting to become all too familiar and the stories are starting to run together. A child is bullied for being different (gay, new, small, big, quiet,promiscuous, prude, black, white, purple etc.) and constantly tormented by their peers. These bullies never leave them alone. …

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Making tourism better

“Our everyday life is someone else’s adventure” ~ Greg Richards, Cultural Tourism: Global and Local Perspectives This is the basic foundation for all tourist activities. People leave their homes to travel, and in the process, seek out the opportunity to see and experience life through the eyes of another. Some take that more seriously, working …

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Development Innovation Ventures Fund

In October 2010, USAID announced that they had awarded 8 organizations with Development Innovation Ventures Grants. These grants seek to work with a variety of partners to create innovative scalable solutions to core development challenges. Here are a brief profile of some of the awarded organizations and how they plan to use the funding:

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