Cash Awards to support African Businesses focused on Social Innovation

Full Disclosure: Both the Legatum Institute and the Omidyar Network are funders of Global Integrity. The opening of the 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship was just announced by the Legatum Institute. This contest, sponsored in conjunction with the Omydiar Network, will provide large cash awards– ranging from US$50,000 to US$100,000– to African businesses that show…

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Can Civil Society be “Made in Rwanda”?

Earlier this month, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) hosted an event to discuss Rwanda’s August presidential elections and the potential implications both nationally and on upcoming elections throughout the Great Lakes Region. Even before the floor was opened to participant questions, it became clear that those closely following Rwanda’s path to democracy are not interested…

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Talking Corruption in Rwanda

On May 24 and 25 2010, Global Integrity co-hosted a Dialogue workshop in Kigali, Rwanda in conjunction with the Rwanda Governance Advisory Council (RGAC), a quasi-governmental think tank and research center. This two-day workshop was part of the Global Integrity Dialogues series, in-country events where Global Integrity convenes local stakeholders (including government officials, civil society…

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Quotable

“Transparency, accountability, and participation are all incredibly stupid and ridiculously ineffective ways to run a government – but we chose them because democracies put people’s rights ahead of convenience or practicality.” …says anthropologist Alex Golub in this post discussing Papua New Guinea’s environmental decision making process. — Jonathan Eyler-Werve

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