1. Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Rural India through Microfinancing - Commonwealth


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    Women and youth entrepreneurs in rural India are accessing credit and financial literacy training through an initiative by India's Corporation Bank, in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat - http://www.thecommonwealth.org - and the NTR Foundation. At present, 40 per cent of India's 1.2 billion population do not have a bank account. They face challenges such as exploitation from moneylenders, travelling considerable distances to get to banks and difficulty arranging finance due to lack of knowledge about approaching the banks and preparing the necessary documents. Through this project, which is focused on the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), the NTR Foundation identifies promising entrepreneurs in rural communities, recommends them to the bank to receive loans and provides ongoing support for the women. India's Corporation Bank finances the project and underwrites the loans, while the Commonwealth Secretariat is the advisory partner offering finance and credit training for the entrepreneurs, strategic guidance and expertise to the bank in the area of microfinance. This programme is providing a replicable model for the economic and social inclusion of women and youth in enterprise development that can be rolled out across other parts of India and the rest of the Commonwealth. Connect with us at: https://www.facebook.com/commonwealthsec and https://twitter.com/#!/commonwealthsec or visit us at: http://www.thecommonwealth.org/

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    • What’s happening to Development Assistance for Health as the MDG deadline approaches?


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      Featuring Dr. Christopher Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation The speakers will analyze current trends in public and private financing of health programs worldwide and discuss findings from IHME’s just published policy report “Financing Global Health 2011: Continued Growth as MDG Deadline Approaches.” This rare gathering of accomplished health financing experts will explore: • How the economic slowdown is influencing the rate of growth in DAH • Which channels of assistance are increasing health spending and which are cutting back • Whether funding for specific health focus areas — such as HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases, and maternal, newborn, and child health – are thriving or faltering • How the distribution of DAH across countries corresponds with disease burden • How developing country governments respond with their own health funding to increases and decreases in DAH Speakers: • Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington • Dr. Michael Hanlon, Senior Lecturer, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington • Dr. Cristian Baeza, Director of Health, Nutrition, and Population, World Bank

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      • Bridges staff explain why they are committed to working for a better world


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        Bridges trustees and staff explain why they work tirelessly to improve the inequalities that exist between the different global family. More from Bridges www.bridgesglobal.org.uk www.facebook.com/bridgesglobal

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        • Professor Lalage Bown - Bridges Patron


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          Bridges' Patron, Professor Lalage Bown speaks about her lifelong experiences in development education. Explaining her views on modern inequalities of gender and other issues confronting today's global society. More from Bridges www.bridgesglobal.org.uk facebook.com/bridgesglobal

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          • Social Forestry in Noakhali, Bangladesh: Roadside Tree Plantation


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            • Five Talents: Fighting Poverty, Creating Jobs, Transforming Lives


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              Five Talents' innovative savings and loan groups are transforming lives and whole communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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              • The Hands-Off Approach to Sanitation Marketing in Cambodia


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                Sanitation marketing uses the power of the market to increase sustainable access to sanitation at scale. By treating households as discerning consumers, rather than project beneficiaries, sanitation marketing helps enterprises to deliver sanitation products and services that households want and can afford. With support from USAID, WaterSHED's sanitation marketing program takes a "Hands-Off" approach to sanitation marketing. Pioneered in Cambodia, the Hands-Off approach recognizes that with creative social marketing, targeted support to local enterprises and the brokering of effective public-private partnerships, sanitation markets can grow without on-going external intervention. The Hands-Off program plays the role of catalyzing facilitator, using in-depth research into demand and supply to inform simple but effective strategies aimed at linking consumers to suppliers, and then staying out of their way. With the Hands-Off program helping to broker partnerships between the private and public sectors, the approach increases the likelihood that toilet sales, installation and use will continue long after project activities cease. For more information see: www.watershedasia.org/sanitation-marketing

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                • News for Our Future, Episode 105: 2010 United Nations Contest


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                  Some of the young people answering MDG related question posed by United Nations

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                  • Sierra Leone -- the need for rotavirus vaccines


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                    • Women's Health: Delivering Beyond 2015


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                      Women's Health: Delivering Beyond 2015. Callenges and strategies. Plenary session 1 of the 7th European Congress of Tropical Medicine & International Health.

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