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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

 

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Africa's Next Generation

Adam Robert Green, This is Africa of the Financial Times Ltd.

Eleanor Whitehead, This is Africa of the Financial Times Ltd.

 
 
 

For decades, government jobs across much of Africa were allocated according to patronage, kinship or social network. At the top, strongmen dominated politics from the end of colonial rule to the 1990s, with barely any rulers peacefully ousted at the ballot box. Today, things look very different.

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For decades, government jobs across much of Africa were allocated according to patronage, kinship or social network. At the top, strongmen dominated politics from the end of colonial rule to the 1990s, with barely any rulers peacefully ousted at the ballot box. Today, things look very different.

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An Interview with the Permanent Secretary at Rwanda's Ministry of Finance

Zoe Flood
This is Africa

 
 
 

Rwanda’s permanent secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, and secretary to the Treasury, cuts an unexpected figure. Just 33 years old and female, Kampeta Sayinzoga is far from the normal demographic for someone in her job.

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Rwanda’s permanent secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, and secretary to the Treasury, cuts an unexpected figure. Just 33 years old and female, Kampeta Sayinzoga is far from the normal demographic for someone in her job.

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Moving the Mountain: Global Collaboration for Education Reform

Sarah Elizabeth Ippel
Academy for Global Citizenship

 
 
 

I believe we can fundamentally shift the future of public education in the U.S.  I believe we can create an educational system that the world will seek to emulate.  I believe we can scale the innovations that have been incubated in select classrooms to create vastly better outcomes across multiple measures…for all children.

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I believe we can fundamentally shift the future of public education in the U.S.  I believe we can create an educational system that the world will seek to emulate.  I believe we can scale the innovations that have been incubated in select classrooms to create vastly better outcomes across multiple measures…for all children.

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How to End Modern Slavery

Somaly Mam
Somaly Mam Foundation

 
 
 

Global human trafficking is the second largest and fastest-growing organized crime in the world. There are an estimated 21 million people enslaved today, 4.5 million of which are in the sex industry. Estimates for revenues in all forms of exploitation and slavery total upwards of $32 billion a year, and profits from sex slavery amount to nearly $10 billion.

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Global human trafficking is the second largest and fastest-growing organized crime in the world. There are an estimated 21 million people enslaved today, 4.5 million of which are in the sex industry. Estimates for revenues in all forms of exploitation and slavery total upwards of $32 billion a year, and profits from sex slavery amount to nearly $10 billion.

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Innovation in a Rapidly Evolving World

 
 

Our world is being shaped by inescapable global trends that cannot be ignored by any business or innovator hoping to alter the course of some of the most threatening social and environmental issues of our time.

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Our world is being shaped by inescapable global trends that cannot be ignored by any business or innovator hoping to alter the course of some of the most threatening social and environmental issues of our time.

“I think that doing the impossible, ridiculous things, are actually the most do-able things. Because where there is a gap of impossibility, people lead in”

Eve Ensler

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For Women to be Seen and Heard

Lila Igram
Connecther.org

 
 
 

Why is it that women and girls around the world so often lack the opportunity to be seen and heard?  What is it about being born a girl that instantly places you in a category of marginalization and second class citizenship?  Who has the power to lift this unfair marginalization of women and girls?

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Why is it that women and girls around the world so often lack the opportunity to be seen and heard?  What is it about being born a girl that instantly places you in a category of marginalization and second class citizenship?  Who has the power to lift this unfair marginalization of women and girls?

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How The Akshaya Patra Foundation Serves 1.5 Million School Lunches Across India Every Day

Nish Acharya
Northeastern University

 
 
 

We tend to celebrate the social entrepreneur with the new idea but do not expect them to achieve the same level of impact as we do of the private companies we invest in.  But if we are truly to call these individuals and their organizations “entrepreneurs” then we must hold out the same expectations for them – of reaching a scale and achieving an impact that reverberates through society.

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We tend to celebrate the social entrepreneur with the new idea but do not expect them to achieve the same level of impact as we do of the private companies we invest in.  But if we are truly to call these individuals and their organizations “entrepreneurs” then we must hold out the same expectations for them – of reaching a scale and achieving an impact that reverberates through society.

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Lunch with the FT: Muhammad Yunus

Financial Times

Nobel Peace Prize-winner and economist Muhammad Yunus drinks a glass of water and talks about microcredit with the Financial Times.

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Nobel Peace Prize-winner and economist Muhammad Yunus drinks a glass of water and talks about microcredit with the Financial Times.

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A Goal To End Hunger

David Beckmann
Bread for the World

 
 
 

Tell our leaders, by calling them or writing, that hunger has to be a priority and the budget cannot be balanced on the back of poor and hungry people.

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Tell our leaders, by calling them or writing, that hunger has to be a priority and the budget cannot be balanced on the back of poor and hungry people.

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Educating A New Generation Of Ethical, Entrepreneurial Leaders In Africa

Patrick Awuah
Ashesi University

 
 
 

“I was trying to solve the problem of development in Africa. I felt that leadership was a crucial part of the problem, and that the way leaders were educated would make a huge difference in the future of the continent.”

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“I was trying to solve the problem of development in Africa. I felt that leadership was a crucial part of the problem, and that the way leaders were educated would make a huge difference in the future of the continent.”

“We got [the ban on land-mines] to be a competition ... a campaigner would go to their government and say 'this was done here, this was done there ... what are you going to do?'”

Jody Williams

 

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