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2013-04-08 04:21:21

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have launched the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM). The LDM will award up to four winning businesses with matching grants of between $25,000 and $50,000 with accompanying technical assistance.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/531122 ) The LDM encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by...

2013-04-03 08:34:38

LONDON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guardian and Humanity United, a U.S.-based foundation dedicated to building peace and advancing human freedom, have today launched a multimedia collaboration to draw attention to modern-day slavery. Through the initiative, which will initially last for a year, the Guardian will investigate and highlight the impact of modern-day slavery with new sections on both of its global development platforms--the Guardian global development site and the Guardian...

2013-03-29 16:21:05

NEW YORK, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The third edition of Mediaplanet's "Investing in the Developing World" series hit newsstands today in select markets of USA Today, setting the stage in Latin America and the Caribbean. The "Investing in Latin America & the Caribbean" publication will map the distribution of disadvantage, revealing the deeply entrenched inequalities that persist despite the economic growth that the region has witnessed over the past few decades. With the help of...

2013-03-26 12:28:22

"Today's Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce," Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Created by BLACK ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is pleased to present "Today's Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce," on Wednesday, March 27, at The Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C. The Symposium is part of a series aimed to cultivate a conversation...

2013-03-15 12:21:58

Ten thousand hectares of land being promised by Ministries of Agriculture and Environment to develop sustainable agro-forestry initiative Project to Impact the environment, agriculture and improve livelihoods in rural areas of Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Yunus Social Business, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Unite, and U.S. President Bill Clinton, founder of the...

2013-03-11 16:24:17

ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A compelling mini-documentary on rural Guatemalan women finding their niche in a global handicraft market has earned the nonprofit Counterpart International an honorable mention in a prestigious national competition. It also won honorable mention for its 2011 annual report. (www.Counterpart.org) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/DC54764LOGO ) Counterpart's multimedia production was a finalist in the category of Best...

2013-03-08 16:23:32

New crowd-funding platform can help businesses in developing countries prosper with peer-to-peer microloans STERLING, Va., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who have ever wished to help less-than-fortunate individuals in developing nations, but felt too far away to make a difference, have recently been afforded a new opportunity through crowd-funding technology introduced by Zidisha Microfinance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130308/NE73890LOGO ) The Virginia-based...

2013-03-08 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today ACDI/VOCA marks its commitment to gender equity and women's empowerment with International Women's Day events in Washington, D.C., and countries around the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120308/DC67185LOGO-b) ACDI/VOCA Invests in Women Women are essential to economic growth in developing countries, and investments in women often return multiple dividends for families and communities. Yet in both developed and...

2013-03-07 16:22:40

Arianna Huffington, Elizabeth Gore, Jennifer Lopez, Lynda Lopez and other leading voices join global "virtual relay" to help improve the health and well-being of mothers and children worldwide WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers around the globe are mobilizing their voices and their social networks as one of the most powerful forces for positive change for women and children in today's world. Starting tomorrow, on International Women's Day, moms and their...

2013-03-06 23:04:23

2014 Budget Funding for USAID Food for Peace and USDA Food for Progress Threatened Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 In anticipation of the release of the 2014 fiscal budget later this month, the international aid community is campaigning to preserve funding for the USAID Food for Peace and USDA Food for Progress programs, critical to feeding those living in global poverty. PCI (Project Concern International) has joined more than 85 private voluntary organizations, farming, shipping,...