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Monday, August 31, 2015

NexThought Monday – The Future of 'Blended Learning' Apps for the Poor

By Meg Whittenberger

In this information age, where almost every person is connected, using technology to teach seems like a logical way ahead. Education technology, interwoven with learning, makes it fun for kids. After all, in their minds, technology, including phones, computers and tablets, is traditionally used for playing games. But it’s not that simple.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekly Roundup – 8/28/15: Will microfinance take on the ‘randomistas’?

By NextBillion Editor

Our finance editor discusses an online dispute between two global development heavyweights, which highlighted the growing tension between the microfinance sector and the poverty researchers who have increasingly called its impact into question. And our health care editor weighed in on another bout: The e-cigarette vs. traditional tobacco cancer stick industry in the developing world.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America: An interview with Agora Partnerships' CEO Ben Powell

By James Militzer — WDI

As Ben Powell, its founder and CEO puts it, Agora Partnerships "accelerates entrepreneurs that are solving social and environmental problems in Latin America." Powell describes the process – including some surprising challenges most entrepreneurs face – and discusses emerging trends in social business and investing in this video interview.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

It Pays to Pay Your Own Way: Three reasons self-funding helps lead to a successful business

By Roddy Chakaipa

Self-funding comes with challenges. When your business is strapped for cash, things go slower; you don’t have money to take care of unforeseen problems; it's hard to hire people. But the co-founder of SmartPrac says those things can be overcome and, at the end of the day, money's not the most important part of successful entrepreneurship.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Frontier Market Scouts: Fellowship in Impact Investing and Social Enterprise Management

Posted by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey: Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL)

The Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) is an award-winning program which includes two components: a two-week certificate training and a 2-12 month social sector fellowship. Our goal is to recruit, train, and then connect highly qualified professionals to full-time work or short-term fellowship opportunities with existing social enterprises and responsible investment funds.

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FEATURED: Frontier Market Scouts: Fellowship in Impact Investing and Social Enterprise Management

ORGANIZATION: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey: Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL)

POSTED: Monday, August 31, 2015

Mobile Tech Associate/Manager

ORGANIZATION: One Acre Fund

POSTED: Friday, August 28, 2015

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ORGANIZATION: Root Capital

POSTED: Friday, August 28, 2015

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ORGANIZATION: Root Capital

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