January 5, 2017

Costa Rica is green, eco-friendly country. Historically the country’s energy has been largely produced by hydropower. With increased development and economic growth, Costa Ricans are using more energy—and facing nearly 30 percent annual increases in cost.

Photo: World Bank

GoSolar, a Costa Rican company owned by a U.S. citizen, wanted bring small-scale solar power…

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October 25, 2016

Nii Doodo Dodoo
Project Country Director, Ghana Improving Food Safety Systems Project 

How long have you been involved with IESC’ 
Since June 2016

What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most’ 

Creating an environment that motivates staff to go the extra mile. I am constantly on the lookout for factors that demotivate staff so I can attend to them. I therefore try to keep…

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October 12, 2016

Amina Haidari coaches her civil servant counterpart in Kandahar DAIL.

For civil servants at the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture in Kandahar, learning new skills was an eye-opening experience.
Every morning, Amina Haidary arrives at work at the provincial agriculture office in Kandahar, where she has worked since 2012. Among her 76 colleagues, she is the only woman.

Haidary, who specializes in finance and administration,…

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October 12, 2016

 

Sanogo Diarra owns a company that employs 22 women from her neighborhood.

Sanogo Diarra’s fruit processing company has created good jobs for women in her community
It was 2009, and Sanogo Diarra saw that women in her neighborhood needed jobs. More than that, they wanted jobs. And she wanted to help them. In Mali’s capital city of Bamako, she founded a company that processes dried fruits and vegetables.

With her…

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October 12, 2016

Borey Koy, executive director of MediaOne (Photo: MediaOne)

With robust training, a Cambodian NGO is transformed into a leader
Cambodia has struggled for political stability for 50 years, and in that context, the free flow of information and the ability to have your voice heard is critically important. Media for Education and Development in Action is a non-partisan, independent Cambodian organization that empowers…

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September 29, 2016

The new four-year, $20 million program will help foster inclusive, broad-based economic growth.
Photo by USAID Tanzania/Flickr.

Tanzania is nearing a tipping point. In just the past five years, Tanzania has doubled its revenue, curbed inflation, and now counts itself among the top 20 fastest growing countries in the world.

IESC has been awarded a new four-year, $20 million program in Tanzania…

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