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posted by: hsuryoharyo


Resquesting some clarifications on LED methodologies

Hi dear community members,

posted by: Serge-Zelezeck


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Heliadlory just shared with me the fascinating story of the Malawi teenager who harnessed the power of the wind to electrify his village. Like many others in Africa, the boy, William Kamkwamba, was forced to abandoned school in 2002 at age 14 because his parents could no longer afford to pay the fees.


posted by: sonofafrica


Gentrification, what's that?

“Gentrification”, though a new terminology, the phenomena it deals with are not, and can be traced to the foundation of human settlement. Gentrification emanates from the term “Gentry” which is a derivation of the old French word “genterise” meaning gentle birth and denote people born in a high social class. The term gentrification as is was coined in 1964 by the British Sociologist Ruth Glass to describe the influx of middle class people into cities, often displacing the lower class.


posted by: ledna-team


Coca Cola for fighting poverty?

The Coca Cola Company commits to foster economic development in Africa.

The company launched an innovative learning lab project to increase access to finance and skills development; especially for women and gave a US$5 Million donation to the Clinton Foundation to support programmes in the developing world.

posted by: ledna-team


Reminder: Join the LEDNA slogan competition and win a prize!

REMINDER!!! The LEDNA slogan competition is still on!

Develop a slogan that summarises the essence of LEDNA in a few words! The slogan will appear on the website and will be officially published together with the logo whenever LEDNA is represented.

Don't forget, there is a valuable prize to be won! The award will be a 50,-Euro voucher for internet shopping!

Deadline is the 1st November 2009. All slogans will be displayed on the website for your comments!

Send your proposals to

posted by: ledna-team


African Competitiveness Report

The Global Competitiveness Report has been published and again a lot of African countries can be found at the very bottom of the ranking list.

The African Competitiveness Report was released by the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum and takes stock of African competitiveness.

Here are some key findings:

posted by: mducker


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Looking for Entrepreneurs!

posted by: ledna-team


Slogan competition for LEDNA

Develop a slogan for LEDNA !

Members of LEDNA are invited to join the competition. Formulate the best slogan and win a voucher worth 50 Euro.

Deadline is 1st November 2009.

Conditions for participation:

The Competition is open to LEDNA members and the slogan must be a very catchy phrase that summarises well the purpose of LEDNA.

To participate, send your slogan to

posted by: hayford


Mosquito Revolution, a Dawn on Africa

In the not too exciting efforts across Africa to eradicate Malaria from sub-continental Africa, we wish to keep the media and the citizens of Africa abreast on the challenges ahead as some committed leaders prepare their boots for show down across the continent to defeat Mosquitoes and thereby eradicate the scourge of Malaria from the African citizenry.


posted by: Gwen-Swinburn


Simplification of Business Regulation at the Sub-National Level

Following the blog entries on national enabling environment sucesses reported by Sonja, LEDNA members may be interested in this report on simplification of business regulation at the sub national level