Archive for Building Markets, November, 2011

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Markets: Hot, Aid: Not

Elmira Bayrasli explains why social entrepreneurship is the answer to fragmented aid.... More
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The Emergent Continent: Part 4 of 4: Re-conceptualizing Aid

This is a guest post by Carol Gallo, who blogs at the UN Dispatch, and is the last of a four-part series. ... More
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Agribusiness is it. South Sudan c/ USAID.

In a country and region heavily dominated by talk of food aid and handouts, South Sudan's AgFair was something a little new.... More

PDT Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

PDT is excited to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week this year! Here's why.... More
Presentation to Council of Ministers, Dili Timor-Leste, 20 April 2011.

“Welcome to Rwanda!”

Edward Rees discovers that Rwanda's rhetoric about being open for business is not just rhetoric.... More
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A Minor Modern Greek Tragedy

We used to say “Everyone has one great novel inside of them.” I think now all we can hope for is one good tweet. Unfortunately, mine was last week.... More

An Exciting Time in Liberia. And We’re Not Talking About Politics.

Matthew Jones takes a look at how Liberia's newly launched Peace Dividend Marketplace is giving local entrepreneurs unprecedented opportunities to grow their businesses and sp... More
The flag of the Republic of South Sudan

California to Juba. The Internet – its Powerful.

One 14 November 2011 I was in a hotel bar in Juba, South Sudan. Its a new country you know? With a new flag.... More
Afghan boys with mobile phone in Helmand

Afghanistan: The Land of Dreams and Industry

With the draw down of troops and global reductions in foreign aid, Afghanistan faces challenging years ahead. But you've heard that refrain before. For GEW, we're looking at s... More
Good news for South Sudan

The Scramble for South Sudan.

In every challenge there is opportunity. In South Sudan, it will take decades to realize, but the promise there is clear as a bell. In the meantime, let's think of ways that t... More
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PDT Heads to South Sudan

The UN Mission to South Sudan added local procurement to its mandate, and we're excited! PDT is on the ground in Juba, talking with stakeholders about establishing a Peace Div... More

Aid is About Action

Some big things are on the horizon for PDT. ... More
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Rwanda (Development Board) is Serious

Well what can I say?  I have been in Rwanda for all of 2 days.  Its a remarkable place, or at least Kigali is, as I have been unable yet to venture past the centre yet. Let ... More
Global Field Support Strategy

I do not do this often. “Dear UN: Much Belated Kudos!”

This doesn't happen often: Edward Rees offers kudos to the UN Mission in South Sudan. ... More
Afghan Fast Runners acquire and practice business skills during a Bpeace Apprentice Road Trip in Dubai

“Fast Running” Entrepreneurs: Bpeace CEO Toni Maloney on the Link Between Job Creation and Peace

In the spirit of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we interview the CEO of Business Council for Peace Toni Maloney. She tells us why entrepreneurs are critical to restoring peace ... More
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Best. Fellowship. Ever.

We are looking for a video journalism fellow. If you want to travel around the world (we're not kidding) and tell PDT's stories, apply now. We like to be objective as possible... More

Corporate Heroism

We don't take the words, "Corporate Social Responsibility" lightly. The ability of corporations to change the world is greater than ever before, and PDT intends to capitalize ... More

Young Entrepreneurs Making Waves in Africa: A chat with Now AfriCAN

Laura Seay speaks with Priscillia Kounkou Hoveyda, co-founder of Now AfriCAN, an organization working to empower and train young African entrepreneurs. ... More

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