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26 November 2019
Opinions from Slush19
Opinions from Slush19

SLUSH19 Slush is the world’s leading startup and tech event and aims to build a worldwide startup community. It was held on November 21st to 22nd in Helsinki and attracted: 25,000 attendees; 3,500 startups; 2,000 investors; and 350 researchers. EXPERT OPINIONS Here’s some key opinions from successful entrepreneurs!  

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25 November 2019
Nathan Sigworth: Advice on building sustainable business in India
Nathan Sigworth: Advice on building sustainable business in India

NATHAN SIGWORTH & PHARMASECURE Nathan Sigworth started his own business in India in 2007. Now, it is a successful pharmaceutical company, with over 3 billion products protected, across 40+ geographies worldwide. He wanted to share the lessons he learnt during his long-years of experience, for anyone wishing to start a business in India. NATHAN SIGWORTH’S […]

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23 November 2019
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in Africa
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in Africa

THE WORLD’S LARGEST YOUNG WORKFORCE The World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates that 15 to 20 million young people will join the African workforce every year for the next two decades! By 2030: under 25s in Africa will make up 60% of the continent’s total population; 15% of the world’s working-age population will be in Africa; […]

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22 November 2019
Haiti: A Case Study in Job Creation and Fighting Poverty
Haiti: A Case Study in Job Creation and Fighting Poverty

THE SOCIAL VENTURES FOUNDATION The Social Ventures Foundation (SVF) is a non-profit which introduces a new paradigm to fighting poverty. This new paradigm is about doing “Business with a Purpose” – employing the poor and creating sustainable, affordable products and services that improves the quality of life for all. HAITI Haiti is one of the […]

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20 November 2019
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in India
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in India

MAJORITY OF INDIA’S YOUNG WORKFORCE ARE UNEMPLOYABLE Did you know that 65-75% of young people entering the Indian workforce are unemployable? CEO of Safeducate, Divya Jain, believes that the solution is to start career counselling from a very young age, as this helps students understand and identify what skills they need to develop. EMPLOYERS DON’T VALUE […]

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19 November 2019
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in China
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in China

LOCAL TALENT SHORTAGE IN CHINA In March 2019, Hays PLC, a global recruiting agency, found that 30% of Chinese companies aren’t confident that they can find local talent to meet their needs. This is an 18% increase from 2018. The Chinese government predicts that by 2020 the country will be short of 3 million industrial-robot […]

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18 November 2019
A STRYDE in the right direction for Africa’s rural youth
A STRYDE in the right direction for Africa’s rural youth

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Did you know that millions of young Africans are struggling to find work? Nearly three quarters of youth in Sub-Saharan Africa live on less than US$2 per day, and more than a quarter neither work nor study. This problem is exacerbated in rural areas. Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s youngest and fastest growing […]

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15 November 2019
The 11th BRICS Summit
The 11th BRICS Summit

THE BRASILIA DECLARATION On 13th and 14th November, leaders from Russia, India, China and South Africa congregated in Brazil to attend the 11th BRICS Summit “BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future”. During the Summit they released the Brasilia Declaration, which applauded the council’s efforts in promoting cooperation, trade, and investment among its members in […]

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11 November 2019
Best Practice Cases from Emerging Markets
Best Practice Cases from Emerging Markets

The skills gap is perhaps most felt in emerging markets. Growing populations, weak economies, and lack of resources, exacerbate the problem. However, there are amazing initiatives that are doing amazing work to bridge the gap! Read on to find out about 3 amazing projects, helping local communities in emerging market countries. ESCUELA NUEVA Escuela Nueva, […]

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28 October 2019
How Fairtrade helps farmers cultivate skills
How Fairtrade helps farmers cultivate skills

Did you know that Fairtrade, which is proven to be the world’s more ethical trading scheme, represents over 1.66 million farmers and workers in 1,411 organisations worldwide? Learn more here. This is very important because growing cocoa – for example – is very hard work! 90% of it is grown by small farmers, many of […]

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