Monthly Archives: November 2010

  • Tony Elumelu

Lessons from Tony Elumelu at the Wharton Africa Business Forum

(Editor’s note: We thank the author for allowing us to repost his remarks!) Two weeks ago I was in Philadelphia, participating in the Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF) as a panelist on a talk titled “Beyond Natural Resources: The future of knowledge-based industries in Africa”. The theme of the forum, [...]

  • A man in a factory-developing countries-Africa

G-20 Looks to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises for Economic Revival in Developing Countries

Decisions made by this powerful body can help restore global economic growth and steer the future course for economic development worldwide. During this week’s G-20 Summit in Seoul, South Korea, leaders are turning their attention to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as the economic vehicle of choice. Long shown to [...]

  • a school in Gando, Burkina Faso

Starting Small, Thinking Big

As testimony to this fact, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City has mounted an exhibition entitled Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement, which profiles eleven projects, ranging from a transportation hub in Caracas, Venezuela to a school in Gando, Burkina Faso to an [...]

  • A display of Covanya Cooperative Jewelry - Rwanda

Powerful Businesswomen Collaborating in Rwanda and the United States

“I believe in empowering women,” Ms. Miller said. “I believe in helping women help themselves and the Rwandan businesswomen and artisans are wonderful. After we picked our colors for the bracelets and created an eight-row design for the bangles, they turned around our request in just one month.” The jewelry’s [...]

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