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Ana Escalante
Chemonics International

Ana has a long-held interest in international development, having observed first hand the effects of poverty and inequality in her community in Mexico. During her time as an undergraduate, she spent six months at the Commission of Natural Protected Areas in the Yucatan, Mexico, where she helped to manage and implement a small-scale microfinance development project in the Celestun National Reserve. The project trained local women in the sustainable harvest of blue crabs and provided them with the skills and training to handle the export of this product.

Immediately prior to joining WRI, Ana completed a four month internship at the Amy Biehl Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. Ana is currently working at Chemonics International an international development consulting firm. She works managing projects in their Latin America and Caribbean Department.

She is a graduate of University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico, and holds a BA in International Relations.

Articles by Ana Escalante

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    NESsT Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

    Last week, I attended the NESsT 10th anniversary party at Pangea Artisan Market & Cafe in the International Finance Corporation (IFC) building (2121 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC). The store has an interactive education component, with computers that provide information about the...

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    The Tech Museum Awards Laureautes Announced

    Technology Benefiting Humanity and the Tech Museum Awards winners were announced earlier this month. These awards recognize and support solutions that benefit humanity and address some of the most critical issues facing our planet and its people. The Laureates are announced each year and they...

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    Disruptive Innovations Contest Winners

    Here on NextBillion, we have followed the Disruptive Innovations contest from Ashoka very closely, hoping that a new ?disruptive innovation? will provide a good idea or innovation for the BOP. The winners were announced earlier this month and truthfully, I am very disappointed. There were...

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    BoP Job Opportunity with the Omidyar Network

    The Omidyar? Network supports the conditions that enable individuals to tap their own potential to make life better for themselves and others. Since 2004, Omidyar Network has funded nonprofit and for-profit efforts in a number of areas, including microfinance, participatory media, open...

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    Mobile Banking Conference at Chemonics International

    Last week I attended to a conference at Chemonics International by John Owens on mobile banking (m-banking). Almost every writer on NextBillion has written blog posts about this new approach to banking. According to John Owens -chief of party for MABS from Chemonics International- m-banking is...

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    Interview With David Bornstein and Other Thoughts

    "In the face of this new reality, an increasing number of forward-looking nonprofits are beginning to appreciate the increased revenue, focus and effectiveness that can come from adopting “for profit” business approaches. Increasingly, they are reinventing themselves as social...

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    Jobs/Careers: Penn State Tenure Track Faculty Positions

    Two faculty positions are open at Penn State - Delaware County University for Management Faculty.? The Assistant Professor candidates (one in Management, one in Marketing) will have the proper academic backgrounds, but Professor Raed Elaydi tells NextBillion that an interest in BoP research...

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    The Oxford University 21st Century Challenge Competition 2007

    The Oxford University 21st Century Challenge Competition is a new international entrepreneurship competition, jointly organized by the Oxford Science Enterprise Centre (OxSEC) and the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation (JMI) at the Said Business School, Oxford. This new...

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