May 31, 2011, Nairobi — Legatum, a private international investment group, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the launch of the 2011 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards.READ ON
There has been considerable discussion—and debate—on whether entrepreneurial ventures can effectively serve the base of the pyramid (BOP), achieve scale, and generate competitive returns. Omidyar Network (ON) is partnering with SOCAP/Europe to share new research, showcase innovations, and igniteREAD ON
May 12, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network announced today it has committed $1.5 million over two years to African Leadership Academy (ALA), an institution dedicated to cultivating a new generation of African entrepreneurs.READ ON
Henry Ford once said that a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Impact investing takes that idea to a new level. Impact investors look for businesses that have a positive social or environmental impact as well as the potential for financial return.READ ON
May 3, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Omidyar Network announced today the expansion of its Government Transparency initiative to include support of journalism in the developing world.READ ON
Washington D.C., 19 April 2011—The Land Portal, an online platform to find, share, and collaborate on land information, was launched today at the annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.READ ON
In August 2010, Omidyar Network partnered with Ashoka’s Changemakers to launch Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All, a competition aimed at promoting innovation in property rights around the world.READ ON
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2011 — The Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity have received $1.5 million in grants to fund an ambitious risk analysis of corruption in all 50 state governments.READ ON
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