CALD International promotes global partnerships, use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) and Volunteerism/philanthropy by developing structures or networks that facilitate access to timely and relevant information and resources, innovative and competitive education, local and international business and development opportunities that will enable both the African communities and our partners to compete globally
Top Cup Coffee
Top Cup Coffee is a CALD Enterprise Brand/Trade mark that facilitates coffee fair trade in Africa
Our goal is to develop a global or international partnerships that will help smallholder coffee farmers in Kenya and Africa link with Coffee Research Institute's information and training center through the existing coffee cooperative societies and factories using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) that will enable flow of information on improved varieties, better growing practices, value addition and get a better price for coffee beans by setting up a direct coffee exchange fair trade market portal.
Our mission is toestablish a collaborative and sustainable social enterprise enabled through use of ICT’s to ease flow of information on improved coffee varieties, better growing practices, value addition and get a better price for coffee beans by setting up a direct coffee exchange fair trade market portal. This will increase their crop production, improve the sustainability of their farms and improve their livelihoodsby providing a sustainable financial support for family household incomes and in turn enable access and affordability to better education, health services and other social needs in rural coffee growing communities in Kenya and Africa.
I have been following Kelechi's (at Fantsuam Foundation, Nigeria) messages about the fight at Kafanchan on facebook, this is disturbing information and pictures of dead people bodies burning, people fleeing and the kafanchan market burning. This is the local news link from the Sahara Reporters http://saharareporters.com/news-page/post-election-riots-kafanchan-burns?page=2 titled Post Election Riots: Kafanchan Burns.
We all understand the impact this would be to FF family, community, friends, clients, partners and work that has been build through hard work for years to make a difference in this community. "One week of fighting can destroy years of hard work" I understand this situation because i experienced the 2007 post election violence in Kenya, the TT project that had kicked off well stopped due to politics and fighting.
From history, these grunges in Kafanchan or the the north central Nigeria between Christians and Muslims have been there for years and t…
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12:00 MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2014
The Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Washington Fellowship, which begins in 2014, will bring 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.
The online application for the Washington Fellowship is currently available. Completed applications, including all supporting documents, are due by 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time, January 27, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the online application system. The application instructions provide detailed…
Mobile phone: Weapon against global poverty By Kevin Voigt, CNN updated 1:57 AM EST, Sun October 9, 2011 | Filed under: Mobile (CNN) -- When renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs visited rural villages in sub-Saharan Africa in 2005, he saw impoverished communities with poor drinking water, feast-and-famine crop cycles and rampant malaria infections. What he didn't see was mobile phones.
"Now mobile phone ownership is perhaps 30% of households and cell phone coverage is widespread," said Sachs, director of the United Nations Millennium Villages Project, which focuses on improving 14 rural villages across 10 African countries as a model for wider prosperity in the region.
The advent of the mobile society may have brought convenience and a cultural sea change to the U.S. and Europe, but in the poorest regions of the world, affordable mobile phone access has caused a quantum leap in services -- like calling for medical help, sending a quick letter to loved ones or starting a savings…