Monday, December 28, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

Climate Change & Malnutrition

As the Climate Change talks continue in Paris, considerations of malnutrition cannot be overstated.

Click here for informed insights by Frank Rijsberman - CEO of the CGIAR Consortium, a global partnership of 15 international agricultural research Centers with the shared vision of a food secure future.

Click here to read the synopsis of the 2015 Global Nutrition Report.

Click here to stay up with the latest from Paris. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Innovations in Measuring Impact

The world is changing. How we measure the social impact of our work is also changing. A new report from Acumen  examines lessons from the use of mobile technology innovations. 
Click here to read the report.

Acumen is "Changing the way the world tackles poverty" through impact investing.  Their Lean Data initiative works to build "a data collection mindset and methodology that works for social enterprises".

Click here to view Acumen's short course on Lean Data.  

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tools to Tackle the SDGs

What now that the Sustainable Development Goals are finalized?
Here are links to great resources to ensure your business in on the right track.

SDG Compass 
SDG Industry Matrix
Poverty Footprint
Business for 2030

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals are a plan of action for humanity, our planet and global prosperity.

Goal # ONE - End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Click here to view each goal and the specific targets to be achieved by 2030.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

15th Annual Africa Forum Begins Tomorrow

What does the future hold for this child?
The Africa Forum Begins Tomorrow
Ending poverty, preserving the environment and ensuring well-being and prosperity. These are some of the topics to be addressed at the Africa Forum that begins tomorrow in Berlin. Live streaming is available. Click here to learn more. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Thoughts on Empowerment

Since 1994, ASAP has been working to "empower" women and families with self-reliance. But what, exactly, is "Empowerment"?Jo Rowlands, in his book Empowerment Examined, identifies 'four powers' at work:

Women's Empowerment is serious business
Power within: personal self confidence and a sense of rights and entitlement
Power with: collective power, through organization, solidarity and joint action
Power to: the capability to decide actions and carry them out
Power over: the power of hierarchy and domination.

The African Development Bank is working to empower women to take a leading role in the business of agriculture. Click here to learn more.

There are still so many unanswered and difficult questions; Does women’s empowerment lead to increased domestic violence? Is power a zero-sum game? Click here to read a thought provoking discussion by Oxfam America's Gawain Kripkeon.

Monday, August 10, 2015

International Youth Day

August 12 is International Youth Day
August 12th is International Youth Day! Since 1994 ASAP has been working to empower youth through education and entrepreneurship projects.

You can participate in this very special day.  To see activities taking place around the world, click here.

Monday, July 20, 2015

A Wearable Mission from ASAP Zimbabwe

ASAP Zimbabwe Country Director, Regai Tsunga,
proudly wears the mission of his organization

Monday, June 29, 2015

Entrepreneurship in Commonwealth Curriculum

The Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers convened from June 22-26th in the Bahamas. Ministers of Educations from 52 nations resolved to include entrepreneurship in the school curriculum as one way of reducing unemployment levels. Click here to read more.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Education Entrepreneurship

NewSchools works to transform public education for low income children -  so they all have the opportunity to succeed. You can hear prominent educational reformers discuss their work during the recent NewSchools Summit

Click Here to listen.

Monday, June 01, 2015

School Enterprise Challenge

Teach a Man to Fish is sponsoring a competition to help your students set up real school businesses. You must register by June 5th for the The School Enterprise Challenge.

Click here to register now. 

Your school could win great prizes including laptops, cameras and cash,
Gain global recognition as an entrepreneurial school,
and much more.

Click here to see more benefits.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An Amazing Resource

Tools 4 Development helps you make the world a better place.  Click here to find templates, resources and how-to guides to shorten the learning curve, and get-on with your international development work.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Great Resource About Africa

The African Leadership Transitions Tracker aims
to start a broader conversation about leadership transitions
and what they mean for the region and beyond.
The Brooking Institute's new resource - The African Leadership Transitions Tracker  - is amazing. This easy to use tool summarizes changes in the Head of State in every African country from independence to today. The interactive timeline is easy to use and intuitive... Click here to try it. 

ASAP's passion for learning and understanding Africa remains strong. We continue to collaborate with the programs we created in  Zimbabwe and Malawi; which operate sustainably and independently today, continuing to cultivate self-reliance for families. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thanks to the Church of Christ Youth Ministry

Jacob Richardson, Jason Cagle, Jade Dale, Hannah Adams, Richard Harp (Youth Director), Joshua DeCaeny and Paul Anderson, put their faith into action at “Tools For Empowerment”
These volunteers from the Church of Christ Youth Ministry sacrificed their Saturday morning, and did an amazing job preparing tool kits for vocational school graduates in Haiti. Their Ministry plans to volunteer each quarter, giving youth in Haiti the tools for success! Click here to read more.

You can help too! Click here for more info on how to volunteer. ASAP needs more groups like The Church of Christ Youth Ministry.  Working together at "Tools For Empowerment", our compassion will provide the tools for success to families in Haiti and throughout the developing world.

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Go Local" for Success

“Only those who live in the daily reality of the country can help you understand the local culture and context.”
This has always been ASAP's guiding principal - and why our programs in Zimbabwe and Malawi continue to operate sustainably today.

But in Haiti, five years after the 2010 quake, many feel local ownership of international efforts has been crucially bypassed. Foreign aid groups must "go local" in order to understand the situation before setting up shop.

 Click here to learn more.