Latest IESC News

Newly Awarded Program in Yemen 

30-May-2014 Categories: Yemen
IESC has been awarded a major sub grant from Land O’Lakes International Development for the five year Yemen Competitive Agriculture Systems for High Value Crops (CASH) Program. The $24.5 million CASH Program is funded by the ... read more
 

50 Years of Promoting Prosperity & Stability through Private Enterprise 

IESC celebrates half a century of helping thousands of entrepreneurs & small businesses throughout the world
08-May-2014 Categories: Press Releases
IESC was established in 1964 at the initiative of entrepreneurs and philanthropists David Rockefeller and Sol Linowitz, who saw the value of American businessmen and women providing technical and managerial advice in... read more
 

Busy with Bees 

06-May-2014 Categories: Lebanon Our Impact
Leyla probably doesn't think of herself as being in "agribusiness," but that's the way she spends most of her working and waking hours. She's the major breadwinner in her family of five in a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, and... read more
 

Some Notes from Kharkov 

Joseph Brett recounts time in Ukraine
05-May-2014 Categories: Ukraine Volunteer Stories
November 1993. I stood at the apex of the Vietnam Memorial with former communist leaders from Kharkov, Ukraine, our faces reflected against the names of the dead etched forever into the polished black granite walls. Most... read more
 

VEGA 10th Anniversary and Volunteer of the Year Awards Event 

05-May-2014
On May 13, 2014, the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance invites you to attend its annual awards ceremony to recognize outstanding volunteers. This year’s event will feature presentations of the award winners, plus an... read more
 

IESC Volunteer Helps Women Artisans Achieve Economic Independence  

Five-time volunteer Haoua Cheick Seip assists war widows in Sri Lanka
05-May-2014 Categories: Our Impact Sri Lanka Volunteer Stories

Ms. Cheick has volunteered with International Executive Service Corps (IESC) five times since 2004, making trips to Ghana, Benin, Swaziland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Lesotho to train artisans to access markets and develop export-quality products. In 2012, she traveled to Sri Lanka to advise the development of the Sri Lanka Peace Collection, an initiative to assist war widows in traditional handloom textile weaving centers by creating a competitive brand for international markets.

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Volunteer Shares Organics Expertise In Tunisia 

24-Apr-2014 Categories: Our Impact Tunisia
“Volunteering is a real world way to get outside our desires, and ourselves, to experience something new and rewarding. It’s a way to truly give, just for the satisfaction of helping others achieve a better... read more
 

A Peace Corps for Retired Executives 

31-Mar-2014
Read an interview with Thomas J. Miller, our President and CEO, in the LEADERS Magazine. What is the history of the International Executive Service Corps and how has its mission evolved? It was set up a few years after ... read more
 

Women Innovators: Cultivating New Business 

19-Mar-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Hakima had a great business idea – to produce organic fertilizer on a commercial scale through vermicomposting, while promoting organic farming and training women to create their own nutrient-rich compost for kitchen... read more
 

IESC's Innovative BizAIDS Africa Program Reaches 10th Anniversary 

26-Feb-2014 Categories: Press Releases
For Immediate Release: IESC’s Innovative BizAIDS Africa Program Reaches 10th Anniversary Helping Thousands of Small Businesses in Southern Africa to Cope with the Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS WASHINGTON DC, February... read more
 
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