Dr. Jane Aronson, a pediatrician and president and CEO of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, will deliver a keynote address, "Scaling an Idea: Innovation at its Best," at Unite for Sight's Global Health & Innovation Conference this weekend at Yale University. In this Q&A, she shares some valuable lessons for nonprofits and the young people who hope to join (or start) them, including where NGOs typically go wrong and the problem of falling in love with your own great idea.
IKEA is to open production centres in refugee camps in Jordan this summer as part of a long-term plan to create employment for 200,000 disadvantaged people around the world through social entrepreneurship programmes.
- North Africa & Near East
Currently, 21.3 million people are registered with United Nations agencies as refugees, and their financial inclusion has become a matter of importance and urgency. The Social Performance Task Force has been working to identify the refugees' needs and recently compiled some guidelines, “Serving Refugee Populations: The Next Financial Inclusion Frontier,” for financial service providers.
- Financial Inclusion