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Don’t start with technology, start with the people

There are considerable healthcare challenges entrenched in the developing world. Isaac Holeman, a current PhD candidate and Gates Scholar at Cambridge Judge Business School, co-founded Medic Mobile as a non-profit to facilitate healthcare workers in rural communities in the developing…

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Ivey Business School: Out of Africa: Award-winning research on Fair Trade and development

In this interview Anna Kim, Cambridge Judge Business School’s alumna, tells why she wanted to work with Oxfam, research fair trade and corporate development responsibility in East African tea-growing communities and her thoughts after the Emerald Best International Dissertation Award.…

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Cambridge Judge Business School faculty members secure funding for innovative research in Africa

Cambridge Judge faculty Jaideep Prabhu and Shai Vyakarnam have received funding awards to research opportunities for social enterprise, solar technology and mobile-based financial services in Uganda and Ghana. Jaideep and Shai have secured two of 29 funding awards from the…

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Training Nigerian legislators … and learning a lot in the process

Barely six months ago Baroness Smith of Newnham, Senior University Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Cambridge, and a member of the House of Lords, rarely thought about Nigeria; last week in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, she…

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Jun Shiomitsu (MBA 2010), Global Financial Institute, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

With more people under 20 than anywhere else in the world, Africa is an entrepreneur's dream. And Jun Shiomitsu is on a mission to turn dreams into business realities. Jun Shiomitsu leads a double life. His main role is working…

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From ice cream to Africa – via online retail

From selling ice cream in Yorkshire to planning a life of social entrepreneurship in Africa, David Thomson's career journey is certainly not without ambition and variety. Currently completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDE) at the University of Cambridge Judge…

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Laurent L. Philippe, Procter & Gamble: Women are key to P&G success in Africa

Women are at the heart of consumer giant Procter & Gamble's drive to build business and organisations for sustainable growth in emerging markets like sub-Saharan Africa. MBA students attending the opening Cambridge Leadership Seminar of the new academic year heard…

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Cambridge Executive MBA attracts high flyers from Africa

Recent graduates include the Honourable Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budgeting in Delta State, Nigeria, and a senior project manager at Project and Building Consultancy, London In many African nations, an expanding economy is bringing an ever-greater demand for MBAs…

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Alexander McLean, The African Prisons Project: Growing momentum for prison reform in Africa

The Founder and Director General of the African Prison Project (APP), Alexander McLean, believes the future for the organisation is exciting and will pioneer change in penal services across the continent. He founded APP in 2004, fuelled by his gap…

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Eye Witness News: Boost for African business as MBA graduates plan to return as entrepreneurs, reveals Jacana Partners

African Diasporan MBA students from leading Western business schools have affirmed their conviction in Africa’s potential for fostering small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) ... Jacana conducted a survey of the Africa club membership among the top ten American and European business…

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