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After living in Austria for 21 years, Ibrahim Abouleish returned home to Egypt to do something about the difficulties he observed during visits. In 1977, he founded the Sekem initiative to promote social and environmental development through economic and cultural activities.
Lex Mundi Legal Services allows social entrepreneurs to use their top-class legal expertise pro bono
David Roll, a lawyer based in Washington DC, is Managing Director of Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, a network of 160 law firms (with 20,000 lawyers) offering pro bono legal services to social entrepreneurs all over the world.
Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer and Senior Vice President Paul Dudley Hart discuss their organisation's partnership with Western Union to help individuals and families connect to key economic opportunities.
For a country like Morocco with 3,000 hours of sun per year, totally depending on imports for its energy needs seems like a paradox. Being aware of such a situation, Moroccan authorities aimed to benefit from renewable sources of energy to produce at least 10% of the country’s energy needs by 2010....
Housing is a major challenge for the rising young population of developing countries. For households who have their dwelling as their main asset and shelter, the robustness of the construction is crucial, especially in earthquake-prone areas. Yet, in low-income markets, conventional construction...
In Morocco, despite the government’s efforts to expand its grid-based coverage, about 9% of the rural population could not be cost-effectively connected. Given that Morocco enjoys 3,000 hours of sun per year, solar energy was therefore thought to be a cost-effective alternative. TEMASOL is a...
Saraman, a start-up company in Isfahan, central Iran, is an example of addressing housing and construction challenges in a profitable way. The company designs, fabricates and erects affordable, earthquake-proof pre-fabricated steel structures for houses, schools and hospitals.
Pfizer's Global Health Fellows Programme - an established and comprehensive cross-border service initiative
Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHF) is an international corporate volunteer program that places Pfizer colleagues in three to six month assignments with international development organizations designed to address global health issues and improve care for underserved populations.
About two million people live without access to electricity in Morocco, mostly in remote rural areas where scattered and unevenly distributed homes make their connection to the national power grid difficult. As a solution, the National Office of Electricity (ONE) opted for a decentralized system of...
The French NGO Handicap, Rêve, et Liberté (Disability, Dreams and Freedom) has been assisting people with disabilities in Morocco since 2005, by sending equipment for the use of people with disabilities, setting up workshops to repair the equipment, and by training health workers and people with...