Be Inspired: Kenyan Cosmetics Entrepreneur Discusses Her ‘Frustrating, But Incredible’ Journey

“I’m proud of having built a local cosmetics brand that is competing neck and neck with international companies in the market. Right now I can walk into a beauty shop and my stand is right next to the giants, such as Revlon and Maybelline. It is so incredible.” So says Nelly Tuikong, founder and executive director of Kenya-based beauty line Pauline Cosmetics. The company, named after Tuikong’s mother, manuf...

04 Dec 1:27 AM 0 Read More...

Apply for the D-Prize for Aspiring Entrepreneurs who Increase Access to Proven Poverty Interventions ($20,000 in funding per intervention)

BACKGROUND D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme p...

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Nominations open for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018 (Up to £5,000 in Project Development Grants)

Background Nominations are now open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. This special edition of the awards will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) preceding the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London in April 2018 under the theme “Towards a Common Future”. It will highlight the contribution that young people are making throughout the Common...

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Apply for the Womenpreneur Programme for Women Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region

Background “Womenpreneur” provides women entrepreneurs across the MENA region a unique platform to connect with experts in business.  It brings together 10 women entrepreneurs, every year, to develop their businesses, their capacities and showcase their offering services. It advances the full participation of women entrepreneurs in the MENA region through their professional and personal empowerment. Women...

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Yenching Social Innovation Forum for Talented Young Innovators around the World

Background The Yenching Academy of Peking University is inviting talented young innovators from around the world for its Yenching Social Innovation Forum. The forum provides a platform to these young innovators to develop and share solutions to some of the most pressing social problems facing China and the world. The Yenching Social Innovation Forum will take place from December 8-11, 2017. Participants will ...

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