19 Days, 6,600 km: ‘Ride for Light’ Motorcycle Journey to Illuminate the Philippines

Check out www.nextbillion.net to see my first feature article on the Solar Energy Foundation PhilippinesRide for Light 2011“!

Excerpt:  Solar technology-focused social enterprises in Africa and Asia have utilized numerous creative marketing and PR strategies to share their products and solutions with off-grid communities in dire need of light. From traditional print campaigns to traveling workshops and microfinance-led information sessions, the workday of a “Solar Salesman” is usually filled with hours on the phone, hundreds of e-mails/texts and countless in-person meetings with new partners or customers who desperately need their technologies…

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New Article Up on ValleyLoop.com!

ValleyLoop logoCheck out www.valleyloop.com for the latest entry in my “So You Want to Work in Emerging Markets” series!

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New Article on RisingPyramid.org!

Hi everyone,

My latest piece, a fascinating interview with Aden Van Noppen of Micro Home Solutions in Delhi, is up on RisingPyramid.org. Check it out!

Article link: “Housing Solutions for India’s Underprivileged

Link: Micro Home Solutions website

Link: Piramal Fellowship

Aden Van Noppen Bio (from MHS website): Aden Van Noppen joins micro Home Solutions in November on the Piramal Fellowship to assist with strategic planning and partnership management. She was previously a Portfolio Associate at Acumen Fund in New York. Prior to Acumen Fund, Aden worked at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, an international development consulting firm, and was a Research Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute and a founding advisor of Breakthrough Generation, the Institute’s first youth initiative. Aden holds a B.A. in International Development from Brown University.

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Check Out The Organization I’m Partnering With – “The Ayllu Initative”

As part of my goal to gain deep, first-hand perspective on the world of Social Enterprise, I’ve recently partnered with “The Ayllu Initiative” based in San Francisco, to do field interviews with/analysis on Social Enterprises throughout Asia.

Ayllu does a ton of interesting work, but their primary goal is to map out and gather data from every Social Enterprise in the world (Similar to what MIXMarket does for the Microfinance industry).

Check out their website! www.aylluinitative.org

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I’m on NextBillion.net!

Great news everyone, my interview with Simon de Haan from Praekelt Foundation has been picked up by www.nextbillion.net – one of the preeminent sites covering Social Enterprise around the world.

Check it out!

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Part II of my RisingPyramid.org interview is up!

Check it out: Interview with the Praekelt Foundation, Part II

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Check Me Out on RisingPyramid.org!

I’ve recently started guest writing for http://risingpyramid.org/ and my first piece, an interview with the Chief Engineer of The Praekelt Foundation, came out today.

Check it out!

RisingPyramid – “Mobile Tech in Africa, an Interview with The Praekelt Foundation

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