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Camfed honoured

Charity Camfed, which partners with the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, wins Social Enterprise award for its work to prevent child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge-based charity Camfed, which partners with the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge…

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Camfed honoured

East Africa Business Journal: Somalia’s dual-currency economy

Abdi Ali, an alumnus of the Executive MBA programme (EMBA 2015) at Cambridge Judge, summarises his investigation into Somalia’s dual-currency economy. His survey assessed the scale of the use of the Shilin and the US dollar, and highlights some key…

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Business Weekly: Government doubles Cambridge aid for under-threat girls in Africa

Cambridge Judge Business School Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre partnered with Camfed in its objective to end child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa through education and the leadership of young women in disadvantaged rural communities. Camfed is raising money to rescue more girls…

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Research Award for paper on information management in crisis

Cambridge Judge PhD candidate Corinna Frey, with Professor Michael Barrett, wins Best Student Paper Award at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. A research paper on information management in complex emergencies, by Cambridge Judge PhD candidate Corinna Frey…

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Two top awards for social enterprise paper

Laura Claus, PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge, wins OMT Best International Paper and the prestigious All-Academy Carolyn Dexter Award at annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Laura Claus, a PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School, won the OMT…

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Lessons from Nigeria

Successful diversification of an economy requires proper planning – and learning from previous mistakes, says Dr Othman Cole of Cambridge Judge Business School. Diversification is the basis of a stable economy. But countries rich in natural resources can grow complacent,…

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Nigeria is a resource-rich country but it needs to diversify

Venturing forth: Building a starch business from scratch

From gas to tapioca: venture founded by former commodities traders helps farmers in Gambia. At first glance, there might seem to be little in common between the humble cassava plant and the high-stakes world of commodities trading, but the founders…

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Cassava (Tapioca) field

The Africa and Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

African and Middle East alternative finance markets totaled more than $475 million in 2013-2015, with growth of 59 per cent to $242 million in 2015, says inaugural report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, in partnership with Energy4Impact, UKAid…

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Crowdfund Insider: New report on crowdfunding in Africa

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and Financial Sector Deepening Africa have partnered to research alternative finance market in Africa. Kieran Garvey, Policy Programme Manager at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School, said the report highlighted…

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Crowdfunding in East Africa

East Africa requires regulatory framework and attention to harness the potential of crowdfunding while addressing consumer risks, says new report in partnership with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Crowdfunding in East Africa currently has no specific regulations or policies,…

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crowdfunding - every little helps

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