Inclusive Business in Africa

Ethnic Supplies was invited to join Business Fights Poverty and the Department for International Development  UK (DFID)  in organising a Practitioners workshop in Kampala Uganda on 10 May 2010. The aim of the workshop was to bring together International Businesses, Ugandan … Read More

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It is World Mosquito Day

Remember my post here MAMA SAID THERE WILL BE DAYS LIKE THIS?, well we have another today. WORLD MOSQUITO DAY, on 20th August in 1897 Sir Ronald Ross made the link between malaria and mosquitoes. An important link it would … Read More

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Why Africa must rebrand itself

It has been a little quiet here and for that I apologise. By way of catching up I have decided to revisit the issue of Africa rebranding itself. I spent the best part of last week up in Birmingham at … Read More

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The forest would be saved if..

the community around it were able to link income generation and its preservation. This is the conclusion Rosemary Wallin yesterday when she dropped in for lunch. Rosemary is getting ready for her PHd and her research into “luxury and handicrafts” … Read More

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MDGs- are we nearly there?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set by the UN to address challenges facing folk in the developing world. To say that that they were ambitious is an understatement but they gave the developed world something to work with, a … Read More

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Blog Action Day 09- Climate change and poverty

oday is 15 October 2009 and Blog Action Day 09 is here! Blog Action day sees bloggers around the world write blogs on an issue that affects humanity and this year the theme is CLIMATE CHANGE I thought I would add … Read More

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Poverty in Africa- the case for clean water

Last week I wrote about my visit to Dar es Salaam  Tanzania and conversations I had with Omari from the Investment Facility for Africa, as well as Ethnic Supplies textile producers Flotea and Elihaika. In this post I will present the … Read More

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It really isn’t about the money

In the last two posts, I wrote about some of the reasons why money isn’t the only missing link in the fight against poverty as well as   RAISE TRADE a new form of trading that brings various stakeholder together with the view … Read More

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