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Co-founder (with Andrea Coleman) and executive director of Riders for Health. After seeing the extremely damaging lack of vehicle management and appropriate infrastructure in Africa in the 1980s, Barry worked with African colleagues to develop a replicable mechanism for managing vehicles where there is no conventional support infrastructure – no dealership network, for example. Barry designed Riders for Health's groundbreaking transport resource management (TRM) and transport asset management (TAM) vehicle management systems. He also created Riders' cost-per-kilometre calculator, which allows for the accurate costing of any vehicle in any given physical/financial environment over its mechanical/economical life-span. An important element of the success of these systems has been the organisational and financial development of Riders, headed by Riders' CEO Andrea Coleman. Barry and Andrea were recently profiled on the BBC World documentary, Alvin's Guide to Good Business.

 

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Give Every Health Worker in Africa a Bike

Part of a series on A Special Series in Partnership with CNN on Social Entrepreneurs and Other Innovators

December 16, 2013

 
 

 
 
 

Making Sure Health Care Reaches Everyone, Everywhere

Part of a series on A Special Series from the Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Challenge

October 10, 2013

 
 

 
 
 
 

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Riders For Health Thu, March 31, 2011

2011 Skoll Awards For Social Entrepreneurship

 

 
 
 
 

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We're From The Government And We're Here To Help - 2009

Social entrepreneurs can tap governments to expand impact. Escuela Nueva assisted the Colombian government to debut a new model of teaching more attuned to the needs of rural children and their communities. ...

We're From The Government And We're Here To Help

 

 
 
 
 
 

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