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SwitchPoint 2014 Gathers Creative Minds to Tackle Global Health and Development Challenges
SwitchPoint 2014, an annual two-day conference, will gather experts, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists around the world to form partnerships, address and solve the major global health and...more



Youth Civic Engagement and Model United Nations Programs
UConn, in a simulation of the United Nations, will hold a debate on civic engagement and discuss current and pressing foreign policy issues. The debate will shed light on the deep-seated issue on...more

Lessons Learned from a Russian Social Enterprise
Craig Dearden-Phillips, who writes for The Guardian, attended a a conference in Moscow. Craig explains that the social innovations conference is an eye-opener. He dishes out three points he has...more

Philanthropy Foundation Awards $800,000 to Six Organizations in India
Dasra, India's leading philanthropy foundation, gives out $800,000 (Rs 4.47 crore) to six organizations in India. The objective of the grant is to establish a stronger infrastructure for the...more

No More Aid to Africa?
In an interview with Slate magazine, Zambian-born, Oxford-educated international economist, Dambisa Moyo contends that the international aid model is broken and that aid programs actually leave...more

Crowdfunding Seen as an Economic Development Engine for Africa
Crowdfunding is seen as a fuel for economic development for people in Africa to fund their business ventures and creative projects. A bottom-up approach to funding, crowdfunding is especially...more

Civil Society Believed to be Crucial in Political Development, says Myanmar President
A recent report stated that Myanmar President, U Thein Sein, has outlined the crucial role that different civil society organizations play in the political development of his country. The...more

Politics of Contemporary Political Movements: The Third Wave
In Politics of Post-Civil Society: Contemporary History of Political Movements in India, Ajay Gudavarthy takes a stab to chart the discourse and politics of contemporary political movements in...more

Civil Society Besieged in Various Parts of the World
United Nations officials and civil society organizations reveal that false charges, murderous intentions and prosecutions are attacking activists around the world. This alarming report causes...more

What’s Outsourcing Public Services Got to Do with Social Innovation?
Social Spider CIC director David Floyd wonders how delivering existing public services more cheaply can work towards social innovation. Floyd delves into issues concerning policy-level...more






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