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Local farmers delivering produce to the central purchasing center, developed with ALBI support

One mining company's approach to local procurement

In recent years, mining companies have been increasing their focus on local procurement to provide more benefits to communities while reducing supplier costs associated with t... More
Just please don't ask us to sing any Madonna.

A New Kind of Karaoke: join the conversation on local sourcing

We're going to be writing more regularly about local procurement and the ways in which it contributes to worldwide economic development, job creation, and the reduction of pov... More
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Women, Energy, and Potential: our chat with Solar Sister

Our chat with CEO Katherine Lucey about how Solar Sister is getting renewable energy to rural African households by harnessing the power and passion of women entrepreneurs.... More
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Women, entrepreneurship & Afghanistan: A chat with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

A conversation with author Gayle Lemmon about the limits of microfinance, business under the Taliban, tapping into entrepreneurial energy, and some of the challenges and oppor... More
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Dear World

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Connecting the Policy with the Practice: Interview with Engineers Without Borders CEO George Roter

PDT sits down to chat with George Roter, the CEO of Engineers Without Borders Canada, about EWB's work, citizen advocacy, and agricultural value chains. Aka what all the cool ... More
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School's Full - Time to Learn

For World Literacy Day, Intern Clare says that building schools is not the way to improving education - access is only the beginning to improving the quality of education arou... More

International Women's Day

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Eau d'Empowerment - the scent of opportunity: a conversation with Barb Stegemann

Intern Clare chats with Barb Stegemann, founder and CEO of The 7 Virtues, a perfume company that sources its essential oils from Afghanistan and Haiti, about trade partnership... More

You Want Fries With That Social Change? the value of global youth entrepreneurship

In honour of International Youth Day 2011, we discuss the many ways youth entrepreneurs are creating a difference in their communities.... More

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