Kariega Project

26 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Likes | 3 Following | 3 Followers | @sean_rc | The Kariega Project is a South African non-profit organisation that utilises an innovative financing system called “Kariega Credits” to empower local communities to fund and implement grassroots economic, social, and environmental development programmes. Communities earn Kariega Credits by undertaking a fixed amount of community service.

From Classroom To The Real World: How Young People In Africa Can Unlock Limitless Opportunities

Today more than half the population of sub-Saharan Africa is under the age of 25, and the World Bank predicts that as many as 11 million young people will join an expanding labor market every year for the next decade.<p>These changing demographics seem like a reason for optimism in Africa, since young …

Plant a tree. How tough could it be?

Make Money, End Poverty

Governments at the United Nations are in full swing designing the next blueprint for global development, the successor to the Millennium Development …

Writing Africa off is a mistake

<i>Editor’s note: Amina Mohammed is a</i> <i>special adviser to the U.N. Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning. Hadeel Ibrahim is the founding executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which supports leadership and governance issues in Africa. They are working to convene a discussion on</i> …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

Here’s a collection of some of the best data visualisations on global literacy, mortality, birth rates and more that will help put some of the …

Pictures from the field!

Sunshine escape 21 feb

Kariega Project on Kowie FM

A Truly Inspiring Saturday!

Masibulele Preschool Earns New Security Gate

The beginning of a new partnership for Kariega Project!

KARIEGA RIVER CLEANUP

Kariega Credits is driving positive action in Harmony Park!

First Credits Earned!

Overcoming The Last Mile Challenge: Distributing Value To Billions

You can buy a Coca-Cola anywhere in the world, but affordable products that provide essential value like water treatment or lighting often do not reach billions of poor populations around the globe. However, in what is commonly known as the “last mile distribution challenge,“ some social …

An angry tide: The increasing rise of radicalism

Mission Matters Most (SSIR)

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management<p>A six-part series on the timeless principles of leading, sustaining, and expanding a nonprofit organization.<p>An …

Why This Social Entrepreneur Is Paying African Women To Go To Free HIV Clinics

Svetha Janumpalli thinks you can save a child for the cost of a pair of shoes. The 26-year-old, who was named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list this year, is moving to Nigeria from San Francisco in two weeks time to prove her point. For the past few years Janumpalli has been building New Incentives, an …

5 Days of Facts: Progress on Global Health - United Nations Foundation

In an era when we can land a rover on Mars and use our phones to access a world of information, millions of people still die of preventable diseases.</b> …

10 tough questions we get asked

We are outspoken about our optimism. These days, though, optimism seems to be in short supply.<p>The headlines are filled with awful news. Every day …

Remembering IPA Community Members Lost in Kenya Attacks

It is with great sadness that I write as IPA mourns those our community lost, along with the many others, in the Nairobi Westgate attack. We are all …