Latest IESC News

Unstable Ground: A Volunteer Helps with China's Sinkhole Problem (Photo Essay) 

01-Aug-2014 Categories: China Volunteer Stories
August 1, 2014 -- IESC is delivering a new volunteer program in China. Experienced industry experts go for short-term consultations to advise Chinese organizations on global best practices and standards. Among our first... read more
 

Our New Partnership with AARP: The First Volunteers Are in China 

26-Jul-2014 Categories: China
IESC has teamed with AARP to deliver a new volunteer program in China to advise Chinese organizations on global best practices and standards. Our first group of senior experts are currently on the... read more
 

IBEX Program Receives National Award in Liberia 

25-Jul-2014 Categories: Liberia
Liberia's Golden Image award honors organizations that have made selfless contributions to peace and humanity On July 16, the Liberia Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX)... read more
 

By Afghans, for Afghans 

OpEd by President and CEO Tom Miller
09-Jul-2014 Categories: Afghanistan
As America withdraws combat troops, the Afghans I have met over the past four years point to an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial sector creating jobs and consumers ready to participate in a more stable economy. It has... read more
 

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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