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Getting girls back to schools

According to the latest South and East Asia regional report of UNESCO Institute of Statistics, India has the highest number of out-of-school girls in South and East Asia. Almost 45 per cent of the 28 million out-of-school girls in East and South Asia are from India.

While the literacy rate has increased from 52 per cent in 1991 to 65 per cent in 2001 and the absolute number of non-literates dropped for the first time, the number of children who are not in school remained high.… Continue

Added by CSO Partners on September 11, 2009 at 1:28am — 1 Comment

Want Good Volunteers? Dump The Altruistic, Find The Self-Interested (Part 2 of 2)

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

Selflessness and altruism make for bad volunteers. Without self-interest, volunteers easily opt out of commitments and objectify those they are trying to help.…


Added by Chris Jarvis on September 10, 2009 at 3:32pm — 4 Comments

Video Resumes

Another summer break has come to an end and unfortunately school has started up once again. Actually...these days I should be pretty happy I'm in school! For those of you that don't know I am currently pursuing my MBA at Marymount University in Virginia and graduating next spring! Pretty exciting! I'm hoping the job market will be hungry for fresh young MBA minds! haha.

Anyways to the point of my post, I wanted to share with you something I learned in my organizational communication… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on September 10, 2009 at 10:16am — No Comments

Opening of SBS Center 'Communication for Sustainable Social Change (CSSC)'

Communication for Sustainable Social Change is a new Centre-of-Excellence opening within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts. The centre will be an international resource base and focal point for broader interdisciplinary studies in the theory and practice of social change communication. This blog will contain contributions from various participants at the event and discuss the important issues which the new centre will address.

Please… Continue

Added by Jan Servaes on September 6, 2009 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Securitization of life insurance premiums...stop the madness!

I am shocked. Today's NYT reports that some bankers are coming up with ways to securitize life insurance policies for elderly (especially sick ones). This is distortionary-it will increase restrictions on pre-existing conditions and increase premiums. And, it is a precedent for worse. The laggards will try to one up these guys and "innovate" with new products. Perhaps they can go to schoolyards and pay families off to buy accident insurance for their kids in exchange for a commission (or Ice… Continue

Added by Barbara Magnoni on September 6, 2009 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

LABOR DAY WEEKEND: in Santa Monica Sat/Sun/Mon

Added by Tamara Henry on September 5, 2009 at 12:05am — 2 Comments

Is their future after Bilibid?

I remember when I first visited the student-inmates, they asked me, "Will there be future for us when we go out of this prison cell?". I got scared. And bravely answered, "no one ever makes the future for us. It is on us. You have made wrong choices in life. Drugs became your best friend, and crime became your pastime." This is the life they opted to be and they have to be in prison for the crimes committed.

We have talked over all the reasons why they are in prison. We have talked… Continue

Added by CLARITA O. ESTEBAN on September 4, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Industry 2.0? Co-creation and the new industrial paradigm of peer production

Co-creation and the new industrial paradigm of peer production

By Michel Bauwens,

Albert Boswijk, of the Amsterdam-based Center for the Experience Economy, asked me a set of interesting questions:

What is the reality behind so called best practice co creation concepts? Are these lipservice to co-creative approaches. Are you really in the drivers seat or are just being made to believe that you have influence on the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 4, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

New ICT enabled platform for MSMEs

Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) recently launched an online market place for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to offer market linkage facility and provide information and advisory services. MSMEs will get access to this service by using telecentres established all over over the country, specially in the rural Bangladesh.

The portal will facilitate rural businesses e.g. artisans, traditional craftsmen etc. and also promote MSME business by providing… Continue

Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on September 3, 2009 at 8:13pm — 1 Comment

BIID-ULAB Sign MOU on creating & promoting knowledge on ICT for Development

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on creating and promoting knowledge on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development on August 24, 2009 at ULAB campus. Both organizations believe that ICT is an effective tool in spurring development in Bangladesh given its interactivity, growing accessibility and ability to share information from many-to-many. Concretely, both… Continue

Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on September 3, 2009 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Expert Blog on CRS or JustMeans

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Added by Peter Matthies on September 3, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Want Good Volunteers? Forget The Altruistic, Find The Self-Interested (Part 1 of 2)

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

Many argue that volunteer rates are falling. They complain that people today (usually young people) won’t make commitments to a cause.… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on September 2, 2009 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

TPS Receives International Award for Launch of WCAFI Clean Air Tree Kit

The International Advertising Gift Council (IGC Partners) awarded The Promotional Specialists (TPS) with the designation of “Best Eco-Friendly Product” for the launch of the World Clean Air Forest Initiative (WCAFI) Clean Air Tree Kit based on submissions from over 30 countries from across the globe…


Added by Andrew Pothecary on September 2, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Women in Politics: Finding a voice from below

Political rights have often been hailed as one of the most important vehicles of women’s empowerment. In the context of the highly contested women’s reservation bill, it might be pertinent to probe into the process through which women come to power. After all, it is important to know who we are fighting for.

The place of women in inner party structure is quite problematic. With a near absence of intra-party democracy, women tend to be much less represented across all parties. While… Continue

Added by CSO Partners on September 1, 2009 at 5:14am — No Comments

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