I was very interested to read the new report from Vodafone – ‘Connected Agriculture: The role of mobile in driving efficiency and…, having been a participant in one of the external workshops that helped to shape it. I wasn’t disappointed.
What may once have been seen as a problem for individuals now threatens whole societies, and the threat is as great in developing as in developed countries. Although personal responsibility must play a role, good intentions are easily overcome by a world which is more and more unsupportive of living healthily: high-fat, high-salt foods are an easier choice for reasons of taste, cost, accessibility and preparation time; urbanisation and a built environment militate against physical activity; social networking and video-games are taking over from sport-based leisure activities; and jobs are increasingly desk-based and stressful.
From July to September this year The Partnering Initiative has delivered a portfolio of training courses for effective cross sector partnering and corporate social responsibility (CSR) as part of the Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) Civil Society Programme. The trainings took place across Africa and Central Asia, some highlights from the programme were: 20-25 June, […]
In remote parts of Bangladesh, existing farming methods do not provide sufficient yield to meet the needs of the people. The government urgently needs to reach farmers with knowledge about fertilizer use and simple techniques and technologies that can increase agricultural output considerably. However, the scale of the rural population is so great, that local […]
The Partnership Brokering Project Director, Ros Tennyson, recently delivered an exciting keynote address at Ontario’s first Summit on Social Innovation. Her presentation involved making the links between social innovation, collaboration as a mechanism for scaling up social change, and the necessity of good process management to make sure partnerships reach ambitious goals. You can watch her keynote […]