I wanted to remind you that the application deadline for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship are fast approaching - March 3, 2009. In case you're not yet ready to apply, there is a second deadline on August 12.
Many people ask me how to get involved in international organizations like the UN, the World Bank and other large NGOs, and my answer is simple - networking!
Networking has become a buzzword in recent years and grown in popularity as an effective way of getting jobs in the West, but what countless people dont realize is that networking is an art; it's a process. Relationships must be cultivated and then sustained when one networks. The concept is simple, yet its practice is difficult.
One of the largest and hardest challenges facing us as development professionals is how to empower the poor to better manage climate risks and climate changes. This question is also at the heart of this year’s DM competition where we seek practical solutions to poor communities’ tough climate problems.
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Note: This is a two part entry. Part 2 is coming soon.
We hear that climate changes – ongoing and those to come – are hitting the poor the hardest and the soonest. So what can we do about that?
Greetings and welcome to the Development Marketplace '09 blog! After a brief hiatus, the DM blog is back on board. My name is Aaron - I am the newest member of the DM team and will be a frequent voice here. I look forward to meeting and collaborating with you. If you are a past DM winner, we’d love to hear how things are going. If you have news about upcoming competitions, let us know. If you have any suggestions on how we can do things better, send me a note or add your comment here!
You are invited to participate in the 2008 USAID Development 2.0 Challenge! It's an open call for innovative mobile technology applications for developing countries that increase access to knowledge for higher development impact. It is USAID's first ever open source challenge. The winning project ideas will receive grants of up to $10,000 and present before USAID, the development community, and industry officials in Washington.