These 30 International Entrepreneurs Really Are Solving the World's Problems

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Take a look at 30 amazing entrepreneurs from around the world! This article dug up from Entrepreneur.com shows how some of the world’s biggest, newest, and most impactful tech and other companies come from everywhere, not just Silicon Valley! Some of the countries represented on this list are those where Alternativ has brought our Business Essentials Training. Go Business!

“As this list of incredible minds illustrates, international entrepreneurs are not limited by gender, age, background, location or preconceived notions.”

Article from Entrepreneur.com by Serenity Gibbons, June 17, 2017.

Global poverty reduction slows – but there’s a fix

The first and foremost of the UN’s sustainable development goals is to annihilate poverty by 2030. However, according to the University of Oxford’s “Our World in Data”, in ten years there will still be 500 million people in extreme poverty, i.e. living on $1.90 a day (figure given by the World Bank). According to Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, the issue lies in the flower pot. Poor countries don’t have good enough institutions of justice (flower pot) to grow to the full of their potential.

Article from Action Institute by Andrew Vanderput, May 10, 2019.

How “Made in Rwanda” is breathing life into Kigali’s fashion scene

Rwanda’s economy being mostly about subsistence agriculture and tourism might be disturbed by the new high end fashion wave gaining the country. With the creation of multiple highly technical fashion houses, Rwanda proves to the world its unique flair and growing appetite for economic growth. Read and discover how this small country in Central East Africa rivals with developed countries in the fashion world.

Article from Quartz Africa by Abdi Latif Dahir, May 25th 2019

These are the world’s most creative countries

A study by the Martin Prosperity Institute shows the connection between creativity and global economic development, ranking the world countries with a new model of economic development called the 3Ts : talent, technology and tolerance.

Discover this new model and the international ranking. 1st place goes to Australia, second, USA. You will have to click on the read more to know about the rest.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Held every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development. The United Nations General Assembly first declared this World Day in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity,  recognizing the need to “enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development and global peaceful coexistence.” 

5 things I wish someone told me when I first started – Carla Javits, REDF President and CEO

Carla Javits, was interviewed recently by Yitzi Weiner, a writer for Forbes, Huffpost and creator of the  blog series – “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me,” which appears in Thrive Global. In it he interviews CEO’s, leaders, and celebrities in order to share advice that can empower people and help to improve the world. This is an excerpt from that conversation.