Development is not about economic growth but rather about creating freedom, helping people flourish, and simply making them happy. This is not a new concept. The West Indies Under-19 cricket team triumphed in the World Cup earlier in the year and the senior West Indies cricket teams had outstanding victories obtaining both male and female world championships. These wins were … [Read more...] about Making People Happy
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Hagainativ Entrepreneurs are fairly straightforward individuals. Most startup founders that I interact with (and I do my best to speak with as many as possible in my own time) are very clear about their challenges and needs in creating a business completely from scratch. These needs, while varying, almost always come down to two … [Read more...] about What do Startup Founders Need?
https://youtu.be/fQBSE12KzzI I made my first trip to Haiti in mid-2009, when my curiosity led me to visit a nonprofit organization I had read about in a book. I was so impressed by their work that I opted to join in and teach English to a classroom full of young boys and girls and I fell in love with their beautiful smiles. A year later, I returned, but this time I … [Read more...] about Can a Red T-shirt Really Save a Life?
One of the principal challenges to implementing a climate change project is finding adequate sources of financing. The following is a list of nine options for financing public, private and civil society projects: 1. Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology This fund, Fondo Regional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, (FONTAGRO, finances projects for scientific and technological … [Read more...] about 9 sources of financing for your climate change project
The IDB, through its Cultural Center, each year holds a competition for institutions and organizations in 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Out of the 600 proposals received this year, 30 were selected for funding. Each proposal is to contribute to strengthening economic and social development via culture. Read more about the grants program. In the Caribbean the … [Read more...] about Culture and Development in the Caribbean