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How Novozymes Aims To Create A Profitable Social Enterprise In Africa

Some people look at sub-Saharan Africa and see conflict, hardship, and poverty. Others look at Africa and see a potential market in the millions of people who constitute the Base…

On starting over: Troy Holmberg of Coast Coconut Farms

When a good idea is executed poorly the smart social entrepreneur will often scrap the project and go back to the drawing board. In this series entrepreneurs talk about discarding…

Driptech: How affordable irrigation can transform small-plot farms

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news reports frame the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re exploring…

Fighting a Famine; Northeastern Kenya

April 22nd, 2010 was the last time Sahal H. Abdi, Kenya Red Cross Regional Manager for North Eastern Kenya, can recall a singledrop of rain touching down on the scorched earth…

Sanitation In A Bag

Anne Nudge is a Sales Representative for Peepoople AB, a Swedish social enterprise that, last October, launched a pilot project in Silanga, marketing and selling “The Peepoo”– a single-use, personal toilet that sanitizes human excreta shortly after defecation, preventing the feces from contaminating the surrounding environment. After just a few weeks, the bag transforms the waste into a nutrient-rich fertilizer.

Hatua Likoni: Offering Scholarships and Mentors For Kenyan students

After studying abroad in Kenya during her junior year at Wesleyan, Gabrielle Fondiller founded Hatua Likoni, an organization that helps students pay their school fees through scholarships and provides mentoring to get them into college. Starting with seven students in 2007, the program now supports 76 young Kenyans in the Likoni region, and has a staff of local mentors who work with the students to keep them motivated in an under-resourced education system.

Peace Direct: applying a ‘local first’ approach to conflict resolution

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news stories frame the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining…

Addressing Mental Health in Conflict Zones

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news stories frame the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining…

Making Relief Aid More Sustainable

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news stories frame the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining…

Solar Irrigation Solutions in Africa

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news frames the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining the…

Backpack Farms: Targeted solutions to help African farmers become more resistant to drought

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news frames the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining the…

In a Failed State, a Path to Success

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news frames the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining the…

Weekly Roundup: New Standards for Impact Investing, Solutions in East Africa and Citizens Step Up To The Plate

Didn’t have time to read the news this week? Every week, we report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship. GIIRS Revs Up For…

Rainfall data could help end famine, but politics are key: a research scientist explains

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news frames the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining…

Weekly Roundup: politics and social enterprise, famine in Somalia, and Murdoch, Murdoch, Murdoch

Didn’t have time to read the news this week? We’re reporting on the conversations surrounding the world of social entrepreneurship and innovation. This week was all about Big Structures and…