An Inside Look at NESA by Makers

An Inside Look at NESA by Makers

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, NESA is a mission driven organization determined to equip young Nigerians with the skills that enable them to participate in today’s digital economy.

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Collective Impact Through Partnerships

Collective Impact Through Partnerships

At the IDP Foundation, we believe that strong partnerships and collective impact are key components to tackling large problems.

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Announcing Our First Branch Coordinators of the Month!

Announcing Our First Branch Coordinators of the Month!

We are excited to announce our Sinapi Aba Branch Coordinators (BCs) for November: Godfred Abraham & Macleana Coleman!

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IDP Foundation, Inc. Welcomes Desiree Acholla and Ciara McDonnell

IDP Foundation, Inc. Welcomes Desiree Acholla and Ciara McDonnell

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new members to IDP Foundation, Inc. - Desiree Acholla and Ciara McDonnell!

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IDP Foundation Visits Harambe's Rome-coming

IDP Foundation Visits Harambe's Rome-coming

In September, IDP Foundation’s President and CEO Irene Pritzker, and Chief Operating Officer Alison Ehlke made their way to Rome, Italy for the fourth biennial Harambe Rome Forum.

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IDP Foundation Partners with Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

IDP Foundation Partners with Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

On April 8, 2017, the IDP Foundation’s Executive Director Allison Rohner and Project Manager Jenna O’Brien traveled to Harvard University to sign a two-year partnership agreement with the Harambe Entrepreneurs Alliance (HEA).

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Top Social Enterprises to Watch in 2017

Top Social Enterprises to Watch in 2017

Chicago is a hub for many early-stage companies aimed at creating for-profit business solutions to social causes. At the IDP Foundation, we are proud investors in the Impact Engine Fund, which features some great innovative entrepreneurs. Here are a few spotlight companies that are doing some amazing work.

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Eradicating Poverty through Education

Eradicating Poverty through Education

As of January 1, 2016, the United Nations and its 193 Member States officially ushered in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global agenda to end poverty by the year 2030. Made up of 17 goals that focus on a variety of initiatives like gender equality, health, and education, these goals recognize that social and environmental issues are interconnected and affect everyone in our global community.

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Benefit Chicago Raises $77 Million and Announces First Round of Impact Investments

Benefit Chicago Raises $77 Million and Announces First Round of Impact Investments

Benefit Chicago recently announced that it has raised $77 million of the $100 million it seeks to mobilize for impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises working throughout the Chicago region.

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The Business of Education in Africa (Report)

The Business of Education in Africa (Report)

Earlier this month, the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) took place in Durban, South Africa, which convened regional and global leaders from government, business, and civil society to identify and prioritize efforts to help Africa achieve inclusive growth.

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