ONLINE VIDEO CAMPAIGN ENCOURAGES YOUTH TO MAKE PROACTIVE EDUCATION AND CAREER CHOICES
Geography, economic class, poor access to information, and cultural or parental preferences, frequently combined, leave youth in Sri Lanka with little independent choice in their educational or career paths. As a result, they are in the habit of passively accepting the career outcome that unfolds for them based on their environment and circumstances. To…
Biofcacao is a growing cocoa processing and export company nestled in the hilly Dominican town of Villa Altagracia. The company draws on local producers and is an important driver of the local economy.
Biofcacao has been around since 1998. In the last few years, the company has earned several international certifications to respond to increased global demand for Dominican cocoa. These certifications include Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, USDA…read more
By David Hartingh, President and CEO
Today we recognize International Women’s Day, a global event that celebrates the achievements of women and raises awareness about women’s equality issues. This year’s theme is Choose to Challenge, which calls on each of us to help create a more inclusive and gender equal world.
At IESC, we celebrate International Women’s Day by recognizing the immense contributions of our dedicated and…read more
Gualberto Acebey is not your typical cocoa producer. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he is always taking risks and trying new things. At a young age, Acebey started making craft chocolate in San Francisco de Macorís, the cocoa capital of the Dominican Republic….read more
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 2020
As part of the USAID Workforce and Higher Access to Markets (WHAM) Activity, a grant was signed with SIK d.o.o. Mostar with the aim of aligning production with modern technologies.
In today’s global economy, it is critical for export-oriented metal processing companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to operate on the forefront of welding technologies, which requires a highly skilled workforce….read more
IESC is pleased to share its 2019 Annual Report. This report showcases some of the many ways IESC is improving the lives of people, families, and communities around the world. It includes examples of how our programs are bolstering small and growing businesses, creating meaningful employment, and supporting entrepreneurs and workers around the world. It also illustrates the ways in which we are expanding international trade, increasing food…read more