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Food for Development in Nigeria

In 2004, the Nasarawa State Government (NSG), under the mandate of Nigerian President Obasanjo, collaborated with Tetra Pak West Africa (TPWA) in the development of a state‐wide school feed programme using Nutri‐Sip, a maize‐based meal supplement that had been developed and deployed in South...

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TEMASOL: Providing Energy Access to Remote Rural Households in Morocco

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...

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PROMASOL partners to provide green energy and create jobs in Morocco

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....

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ADAPT provides good quality green homes in Egypt

As a result of neglecting construction codes in informal areas more than half of Egypt’s housing stock has been built without monitoring or assistance. Un-planned housing and public spaces have left a mark on the country’s architecture, infrastructure and environmental sustainability, creating a...

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Moving On Toolbook - a guide to effective management of partnership exits and transitions

The Moving On Toolbook, produced in collaboration with Vodafone, UK Foundation and Nike, is the fifth in the series, and focuses on the exit aspects of a partnership. It also looks at the indications of success that can be associated with exits, achieving goals and reaching conclusions.

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Heifer's Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development

Heifer's Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development reflect the sustainable development principles utilised by Heifer International. Heifer is a development agency that aims to alleviate poverty by providing appropriate livestock and training to small-scale farmers worldwide.

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Starbucks join the Conservation movement

Conservation International has worked with Starbucks Coffee Company for more than 14 years to promote coffee production practices that conserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and support economic and social development in coffee production landscapes as embodied in the company’s...

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Starbucks Joins the Conservation International Movement

Since 1998, Starbucks has partnered with Conservation International (CI), a nonprofit organisation, to promote coffee production practices that conserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and support economic and social development in coffee production landscapes.

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Woolworths provides career mentoring for disadvantaged young people

The Woolworths Academy has collaborated with the Oasis Youth Support Network to establish a job placement and mentoring scheme for disadvantaged young people.

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Cemex makes home improvements accessible for the poor in 5 Latin American countries

CEMEX, a global leader in the building supply and cement industry, has recently expanded its highly-successful Patrimonio Hoy initiative. Originally started in 1998 with the goal of reducing the housing deficit in Mexico, Patrimonio Hoy has since expanded into 4 additional Latin American countries...

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Toyota works with National Center for Family Literacy to provide support for family literacy programs

Since 1991, TMA (Toyota Motor North America) has helped the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) develop model programs throughout the country, resulting in the establishment of the Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP), a literacy initiative focused on Hispanic and other immigrant families.

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Western Union partnered with Mercy Corps to increase financial literacy

Western Union, the leading money transfer service around the globe, entered into partnership with Mercy Corps in 2007 to increase financial literacy for families and individuals in some of the world's poorest countries. "Our World, Our Family" is the five-year, $50 million program that Western...

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Cisco works together with Relief International to support rural enterprise in Lebanon

Cisco is partnering with Relief International to implement the Cisco Rural Enterprise Development for Information Technology (CREDIT) program. This program extends small loans to entrepreneurs wanting to start new IT and Internet access-related businesses in rural areas of Lebanon.

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HSBC Amanah partners with Islamic Relief to offer microfinance in Pakistan

HSBC Amanah, the global Islamic banking division of HSBC group, has entered into a partnership with Islamic Relief, a major international relief and development charity, to offer a pilot Islamic microfinance scheme in Pakistan.

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Merrill Lynch commits $5 million to develop "Worldwidekids" Initiative

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, and Merrill Lynch have teamed up to launch the WorldwideKids initiative, a groundbreaking financial literacy program for children.

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Dupont and ADS joint initiative provides agricultural assistance to more than 10000 farmers in India

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business and one of the world's leading seed companies, and Access Development Services, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), announced their partnership to launch ‘Uday', an initiative for Andhra Pradesh farmers.

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Ben & Jerry's launches partnership with the ONE Campaign in the fight against global poverty

In 2008, Ben & Jerry's and the ONE Campaign announced a joint endeavor today to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease around the world.

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Development of art therapy for psychiatric disorders by Pfizer Slovakia

Pfizer Slovakia decided to support League for Mental Health in the development of art-therapy, through the project “Searching for a talent”.

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From Awareness to Action: WBCSD

From Awareness to Action is the catalogue of publications by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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Developing Successful Global Health Alliances

Developing Successful Global Health Alliances, a study by McKinsey&Company at the request of the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation, assesses the state of global health alliances. The study reviewed whether alliances are appropriate, whether initiatives were progressing toward their stated...