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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) - Conflict prevention and resolution: "International Crisis Group
Africa Program
The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit, multinational organisation, with over 100 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.
Central Africa Project Director
Crisis Group is looking for a new director to head the Central Africa project who will be responsible for overseeing Crisis Group projects and leading research in the Great Lakes "

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Friday, March 11, 2005

Business for Africa - Riches at the Bottom of the Pyramid: "For years, large national and multinational companies have overlooked BOP markets because they fail to see how people making less than $2 per day can afford a $100 television, a $50 cellular phone, or even a $4 pack of cigarettes. Rather than viewing the $2-a-day threshold as a barrier, companies must find ways to innovate around it, and create the capacity for those earning so little to consume the firm?s products. Selling cell-phone minutes for as little as $0.03, or shampoo for $0.01 gets around the barrier. So too does selling cigarettes singly, an element of the informal economy across Africa."

IWMF Programs, IWMF Public Health Fellowship: "The IWMF Public Health Fellowship program offers women newspaper editors and radio producers who cover public health issues in eligible countries the opportunity to receive on-the-job training with top media companies in the United States. The fellowship also requires that a fellow conduct a public health journalism project in her home country.

Two fellows will be selected in 2005 for fellowships that begin in August 2005 and end in January 2006."

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Development Gateway Award: "Washington, DC, November 23, 2004 -- The Development Gateway Foundation is seeking nominations for the second Development Gateway Award. The $100,000 award will recognize outstanding achievement in using information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve people's lives in developing countries. "