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Panelists at the conference included Maria Eugenia Davalos of the World Bank Group; Yasmin Bin-Humam of “Women, Business and the Law”; Nasim Novin of IFC’s Gender Secretariat; Dzana Ferhatbegovic of the Women’s Empowerment Principles of the United Nations Global Compact; and Lisa Kaestner of the Investment Climate department of IFC. It was an ironic beginning to the IFC-sponsored conference on Employing Women in the Western Balkans: […]
“The technology startup scene has grown from zero to hundred in the last three years”, a Mobile Monday co-founder in Bangkok recently told us. Amazingly, the same statement could have been made in Bogota, Kampala, Kingston or Tbilisi (Check out a collection of videos that tell the stories of these mobile startups). Fueled by better […]
Photo Credit: Micaela Ayala V/Agencia Andes. Creative Commons. When the subject is energy and climate change, Kandeh Yumkella doesn’t hold back. “Climate change makes it more urgent to take action on global energy systems—otherwise, we are all condemned to climate hell,” the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) […]
Trying out new foods is one of life’s simple pleasures. Cuisine immerses you in a culture, exposes you to new tastes and excites the imagination. The challenge is, the more we succeed, the less time we can afford to cook and experiment in our home kitchens. So as Africa’s emerging markets grow, domestic demand for […]
Photo Credit: Mauricio Santana – Women’s Forum 2014 The question was posed at this year’s Women’s Forum Brazil held in São Paulo, Brazil, on May 26 and 27. In a country bustling with the World Cup and gearing up for presidential elections, “Vibrant Growth for All” was a fitting topic. As more than 500 women and men […]
The Global population growth numbers forecast for the coming years can be extremely daunting, with 2 billion more people on our planet by 2050. When one considers that each of these global citizens will require shelter, health care, education, sanitation, transport, the numbers become even more formidable. Looking at housing needs alone, for the period […]