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Global Advances at the 2010 Mongolia Investment Conference

The Global Advances Group attended the 1st Annual Mongolia Investment Conference on September 7th at the Chinggis Khaan Hotel in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Government officials, industry leaders and CEOs across Mongolia’s sectors including banking, finance, natural resources, and corporates were present to discuss exciting opportunities that are changing the Mongolian landscape. Mongolia’s Prime Minister S. Batbold […]

Internet Connectivity on the Rise in Caribbean Nations

New initiatives across the Caribbean will increase broadband internet access to facilitate the social and economic development of the region. Last November, the Caribbean Internet Forum (CIF) in conjunction with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) addressed broadband connectivity for small island states in the Caribbean. Participants investigated the best practices and strategies in internet connectivity […]

Global Advances Featured in China Development Brief

China Development Brief’s Issue No. 41 (Chinese Edition) featured Global Advances in a report entitled “Applied IT and Social Innovations” (信息技术应用和社会公益创新). The G.A. team was referenced in a section discussing the complementary role that social welfare organizations and information technology companies can play in the delivery of software / internet solutions that help address social […]

Mobile World Congress Addresses Social Topics

The 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress “combines the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry with a stimulating and insightful congress that brings together prominent leaders and personalities from mobile operators and equipment vendors, as well as Internet and entertainment professionals.” The Congress is expected to attract approximately 50,000 attendees from around the world for […]

The Next Web Conference April 15-17, 2009

The Next Web 2009 is the fourth edition of the conference that began in 2006 where 900+ Internet professionals will gather for 3 days to enjoy Amsterdam, the conference and to do business. The conference is focused on the vision for the future of the web where speakers share their views and expertise. Moreover, the […]

Lien i3 Challenge in Singapore offering S $1 million

The Lien Centre for Social Innovation has announced the Lien i3 Challenge which aims to enhance and grow the non-profit sector through Social Innovation. The competition is seeking social projects that are innovative, implementable, and impactful in Singapore and Asia. The challenge consists of a three-stage process starting with a 2-page idea proposal submission due […]

Meeting with Microfinance Guru Muhammad Yunus

Global Advances Group executive Zheng Wei had the honorable opportunity to meet Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus during the Celebrity Forum at the International Poverty Reduction Center (IPRCC) in Beijing, China. The event was hosted by the State Council Leading Group for China’s Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development. Yunus shared his story about how he […]

Africa Featured in Time’s 10 Ideas Changing The World

Today Time Magazine released an article featuring “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now” in 2009. Idea number six specifically highlighted Africa as a prime business destination. The article discusses that the perception of Africa has long been attributed to despair, war, diseases, corruption and famine. As a consequence of this view, a misconception exists […]

Web 2.0 Concepts Key to Kiva’s Success

Few microfinance-oriented organizations have garnered as much interest or enthusiasm as Kiva.org, the website which connects lenders and borrowers worldwide. Kiva’s success can be attributed to a number of factors, but during a recent talk in Seattle, WA, CEO and Co-Founder Matt Flannery highlighted the site’s use of key Web 2.0 concepts and explained how […]

2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference

The 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference will take place Sunday, April 26 through Tuesday, April 28 in San Francisco. The NTC is THE place to engage around the technology issues that face the nonprofit sector. Nearly 1200 people will come together from across the country and around the world to connect with our peers, learn from […]