Partners

 

We work with a rich network of trusted partners, from local schools to international organizations. We continually grow our partner relationships and co-develop projects. Will you join our global network? Contact us to discuss how we might work together.

 

The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) Refugee Entrepreneurship Network (REN) is a global community working to improve the scale and impact of refugee entrepreneurship programs. It brings together practitioners, philanthropic foundations, researchers, academics, and investors that actively support refugee entrepreneurship.

 

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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. One of its objectives is to promote an entrepreneurial culture and understanding of how markets work. Through its programs and international partnerships, CIPE acts to build opportunity for entrepreneurs by educating youth on entrepreneurship, fundamentals of market economy, and civic leadership, and empowering women through entrepreneurship and advocacy for women in business.

 

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s (GAIN) purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition. GAIN aims to improve the consumption of safe and nutritious foods for, at a minimum, 1 billion people over the next five years and target major improvements to food systems, resulting in more diverse and healthier diets for vulnerable people.

 

MicroMentor, a program of Mercy Corps, is an easy-to-use social platform that enables the world’s largest community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and business mentors to create powerful connections, solve problems and build successful businesses together. By overcoming geographical limitations with technology, MicroMentor delivers mentoring at scale to underserved communities around the globe. Since 2008, their online community has grown to 69,000 entrepreneurs and 25,000 mentors across nearly 180 countries.

 

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The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program under the of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affair’s Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) offers assistance, training, and support to groups and individuals striving to create positive change in the society. MEPI works across the Middle East, and North Africa region partnering with civil society organizations (CSOs), community leaders, youth and women activists, and private sector groups to advance their efforts to improve their communities. MEPI’s approach is bottom-up and grassroots, responding directly to local interests and needs. MEPI has been active in the MENA region since 2002.

 

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Pontis Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan NGO based in Bratislava, Slovakia. It has been carrying out democracy-building programs in Slovakia since 1995. The Foundation’s fields of activity include programs in civic education, NGO development, philanthropy, and get-out-the-vote programs. Pontis has been carrying out cross-border programs since 1996. The Pontis Foundation has been active in Belarus since 2000, in Moldova since 2010, in Tunisia since 2012 and in Russia since 2013; it is one of the main European organizations that specializes on think tank development and NGO capacity building in these countries. In addition, Pontis supports responsible entrepreneurship and CSR practices through training, conferences, and programs.

 

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RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on them to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, they deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. They scale their approach to fit the demands of each project, delivering the power of a global leader and the passion of a local partner. Education and Workforce Development is one of RTI International’s practice areas.

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Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) and WDI jointly deliver professional education programs which train Baltic managers, including entrepreneurs, in skills needed to scale their businesses. (For some recent examples, please see here.) To promote entrepreneurship, SSE Riga has established the Mentor Club and the Entrepreneurship Support Centre (ESC) at SSE Riga. The School is a partner in the Nordea Business School and also supports the activities of Connect Latvia – a network of private and public companies and individuals dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Latvia. The ESC at SSE Riga organizes activities to foster entrepreneurship, and motivates, educates, and supports young people willing to start their own businesses.

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USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Its sectors include economic growth and trade, education, and gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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