With Victoria Beckham in Africa: m2m in the headlines, on ‘Good Morning, America’

April 24th, 2014Posted in HIV transmission, m2mBe the first to comment

When Victoria Beckham, pop icon and fashion designer married to soccer great David Beckham, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, in February to learn more about mother-to-child transmission of HIV, she spent time with the founder and several members of mothers2mothers, an organization that was awarded the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership in 2012. [...] Continue Reading →

Pop musician Ryan Lewis’ story sheds light on m2m’s work

April 24th, 2014Posted in Female Empowerment, Health, HIV transmission, Kravis Prize, m2mBe the first to comment

Along with the travels of Victoria Beckham to South Africa and her efforts to raise awareness about mother-to-child HIV transmission and the work of mothers2mothers, another figure in the world of pop culture and entertainment is also shedding light on this crucial topic. Musician and producer Ryan Lewis (who has teamed up with Macklemore to [...] Continue Reading →

BRAC’s Abed joins Dalai Lama, Angelina Jolie, others in Fortune Top 50

April 23rd, 2014Posted in BRAC, BRAC UK, BRAC USA, Civil Society, Fazle Abed, Kravis PrizeBe the first to comment

Who are the world’s 50 greatest leaders, according to Fortune Magazine? Along with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and actress-activist Angelina Jolie, Fazle Abed has been honored as one of the world’s “50 greatest leaders” by the magazine for turning the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) into a major force for social change in [...] Continue Reading →

BBVA goes to Pratham; Kravis Prize honors 10th recipient in its ninth year

March 6th, 2014Posted in CMC, Community Development, Education, Kravis Prize, Pratham2 Comments

Knowledge that can radically change lives is a potent form of knowledge that cuts across categories and barriers — that’s been the key to Pratham’s success for more than 20 years, and it’s also the reason why the Mumbai-based organization and 2010 Kravis Prize recipient has been selected for a 2013 Frontiers of Knowledge Award from  [...] Continue Reading →

Prosterman’s report: improved farming rights in Vietnam

February 24th, 2014Posted in Landesa, Poverty Reduction, Roy ProstermanBe the first to comment

The following is a report from Roy Prosterman, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Landesa. For his work with Landesa, Mr. Prosterman was named the 2006 Recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership. Since our initial work on land tenure reform took place in what was then South Vietnam – accompanied by a 30% [...] Continue Reading →

The key to the Kravis Prize: A focus on ‘fundamentals, not fads’

February 13th, 2014Posted in Community Development, Education, EntrepreneurshipBe the first to comment

The announcement of Helen Keller International as this year’s recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership coincides with an article on the Kravis Prize featured in the latest issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. What challenges remain in the non-profit sector? Read about the Kravis Prize and the enduring lessons of nonprofit [...] Continue Reading →

Sakena Yacoobi’s educational efforts honored with Opus Prize

November 14th, 2013Posted in AIL, Female Empowerment, Health, Kravis Prize, Sakena YacoobiBe the first to comment

Sakena Yacoobi’s long efforts to improve the educational opportunities for women and children in Afghanistan have been awarded this year’s Opus Prize by the private, independent nonprofit Opus Prize Foundation. Yacoobi, 2009 recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership, received the top $1 million prize for humanitarian work along with two runner-ups who [...] Continue Reading →

Vicky Colbert honored with the Wise Prize: Watch the video here

October 31st, 2013Posted in Escuela Nueva, Kravis Prize, Vicky ColbertBe the first to comment

“Without quality education, nothing can be achieved,” says Vicky Colbert, founder/director of Escuela Nueva, in a video honoring her selection as the 2013 recipient of the Wise Prize for Education. Colbert, who received the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership in 2011, was chosen because of her organization’s long efforts to improve education in Colbert’s [...] Continue Reading →

Pratham Books is a contender for the ‘final four’ for Google Impact Awards

October 23rd, 2013Posted in Education, Entrepreneurship, Kravis Prize, PrathamBe the first to comment

Google’s Global Impact Awards are honoring the powerful ways that tech produces substantial, positive outcomes in the lives of communities around the world. A program related to Kravis Prize recipient Pratham is among 10 nominees for this year’s award as part of the Google Impact Challenge initiative. While three winners will be determined by a panel [...] Continue Reading →

A ‘fierce’ new ambassador for Right to Play

July 22nd, 2013Posted in Johann Olav Koss, Kravis Prize, Right 2 PlayBe the first to comment

Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas and two fellow U.S. gymnasts have signed on as Athlete Ambassadors with Right To Play, an organization founded by Olympic speed skater Johann Olav Koss to help disadvantaged children around the world. Koss and his organization are this year’s recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership. Koss visited [...] Continue Reading →

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With Victoria Beckham in Africa: m2m in the headlines, on ‘Good Morning, America’
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