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    New Foundation Programme Supports African Entrepreneurs

    Africa has recently been hailed as an emerging market to watch, but challenges such as the high cost of capital, lack of business skills, and general instability keep innovative start-ups from getting off the ground. The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme aims to foster a new generation of African entrepreneurs by investing $100 million to support 10,000 start-ups over the next 10 years.

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IACC Series, Transparency International: Reality-Based Game Provides Knowledge About Political Corruption

IACC Series, Transparency International: Reality-Based Game Provides Knowledge About Political Corruption

March 31st, 2015

. By Elizabeth DiCesare

Sector: Education,Governance

In our latest article about the work of Transparency International and the IACC conference, we look at the work of Paolo Rivas and a board game he created that provides an easy way to teach difficult and complex topics surrounding governance and corruption.... (more)

Tags: Gamification,IACC,Transparency,Transparency International

Floating Pods to Help Urban Slums

Floating Pods to Help Urban Slums

March 30th, 2015

. By Rachel Pott

Sector: Emergency Relief,Environment,Livelihoods

Are floating cities a near and realistic possibility? Can water be an asset instead of a threat? Is this a possibility not only for the rich, but also for the most vulnerable populations? Floating City Apps is an opportunity to upgrade life of the poorest living in slums through floating functions.... (more)

Tags: floating cities,Floating City App,global warming,Jakarta,Koen Olthuis,Manila,Netherlands,sea levels,slums,Waterstudio

The Case for Waste: Methane Production in Manila

The Case for Waste: Methane Production in Manila

March 28th, 2015

. By Sarah Anstett

Sector: Environment

A pilot project in Manila is responsible for spearheading a now national initiative to transform the country’s landfills into sources of clean energy.... (more)

Tags: energy,fuel,garbage,methane,trash

Book Review: 'The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator', pt 4

Book Review: 'The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator', pt 4

March 27th, 2015

. By Maureen Littlejohn

Sector: Health,Inventions

The fourth and final article in this series looks at the work of Medic Mobile, which has dramatically cut down the time required for patients and doctors to communicate in rural areas.... (more)

Tags: Africa,HIV/AIDS,Malawi,Mobile phone,Rise of the Reluctant Innovator,Sms

Amphibious Houses – Proactively Approaching Climate Change

Amphibious Houses – Proactively Approaching Climate Change

March 25th, 2015

. By Rachel Pott

Sector: Emergency Relief,Environment,Livelihoods

Over 634 million people live less than 30 feet above sea level, and coastal cities and even entire islands risk being swallowed by the oceans by the end of the century. "We can try to build walls to keep the water out, but… it's better not to fight nature, but to work with nature, and amphibious architecture is one answer."... (more)

Tags: amphibious houses,Baca Architects,climate change,Dura Vermeer,England,flood defenses,flooding,Netherlands,sea level,Site-Specific Co. Ltd,Thailand

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