BBVA award puts Pratham on the ‘frontiers of knowledge’

March 6th, 2014Posted in CMC, Community Development, Education, Kravis Prize, Pratham1 Comment

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 →

‘The hard work of defeating poverty’: Fazle Abed on BRAC’s mission

July 18th, 2013Posted in BRAC, BRAC UK, BRAC USA, Civil Society, Fazle Abed, Kravis Prize1 Comment

Central European University has awarded the 18th Open Society Prize to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC, recipient of the Kravis Prize in 2007, and the affiliated BRAC University, at its commencement ceremony in June. The Open Society Prize, which is given “to an outstanding individual whose achievements have contributed substantially to the [...] Continue Reading →

Landesa offers perspectives on China’s changing face

July 3rd, 2013Posted in Kravis Prize, Landesa, Roy ProstermanBe the first to comment

What is happening in China? When China unveiled its plan to urbanize over 250 million rural Chinese over the next dozen years, prestigious news outlets turned to Landesa, whose founder Roy Prosterman was a Kravis Prize recipient in 2006, for its expertise on land-rights issues. In “China’s Great Uprooting,” an article that is part of [...] Continue Reading →

Making headlines in the summer: Pratham, Landesa, and FAWE

June 21st, 2013Posted in FAWE, Kravis Prize, Landesa, PrathamBe the first to comment

The needs of the poor and the disadvantaged don’t stop in the summer, and neither have the efforts of several Kravis Prize recipients, who are continuing to deliver innovative aid to communities around the world. In recent weeks, a new Pratham partnership enjoyed major media attention, Landesa produced an impact video, and FAWE launched a remarkable African [...] Continue Reading →

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BBVA award puts Pratham on the ‘frontiers of knowledge’
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...

Prosterman’s report: improved farming rights in Vietnam
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 ...

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