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The South African Business Coalition on Health and AIDS (SABCOHA)

The South African Business Coalition on Health and Aids (SABCOHA) and EOH announces a partnership through the private sector’s Community Fund to create a targeted CSI funding platform, which will provide business with a tangible business-led mechanism to assist government in delivering on its socio economic promises. Read more on . CSI+ is an active member of SABCOHA in South Africa since 2008.

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Danida Business Partnerships (DBP)

Danida Business Partnerships (DBP) supports the establishment of commercially oriented partnerships that create value for companies while at the same time add overall value to society. .

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The baseline research conducted by CSI plus will inform the development of a framework of regional guidelines which will streamline the approach of SBCC (Social and Behaviour Change Communication) and improve the efficiency thereof.

CSI+ will also develop an advocacy strategy for HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB will on the basis of the work.

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Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs recognises the importance of Nigeria

CSI+ has been working in Nigeria for nearly a decade and has since 2011 had a regional office in Lagos, Nigeria. From there we have been guiding new entrants to the Nigerian market that –with more than 170 million people – is quite complex. Our focus continues to be on agriculture, environment, education, job-creation, skills-transfer, youth empowerment and training with emphasis on CSR and sustainability in supply chains and oper…

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CSI+ conducts baseline study in Indonesia

 CSI+ recently travelled to Central Java in Indonesia to conduct a baseline study on essential oil production.  Working with both local and international partners, and community members valuable data was collected which will inform potential projects going forward.

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CSI+ conducts Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) surveys in central Uganda

CSI+ is conducting a Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) survey in central Uganda as part of the activities under the on-going Innovative Partnerships for Development (IPD) project with support from Danida. The survey is assessing VSLA impact on a human level, looking at increased income, creation of income generating activities, innovation, improved standards of living and graduation into sustainable commercial farming. …

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The impact of VSLAs in Uganda

Measuring the impacts of Village Savings and Loans Associations in Uganda: Justine Nabadde Mulinde's story from Bukunja, Buikwe District

Justine is 30 and married with 6 children.  She has been in the VSLA network since 2011.  Although she had income generating activities before joining the network, the VSLA has allowed her to expand her many activities which include rearing chickens, pigs, goats, milk cows, and growing coffee, …

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Measuring impact - VSLA's in Uganda

VSLA's are having significant impact on the lives of Ugandans.  Here's Rachel Sekitooleto's story, a 31 year old mother from Ngogwe, Buikwe District.

Rachel is married with 8 children, 6 of whom are of school going age and are attending school. Both she and her husband belong to the VSLA network and have participated in the VSLA programme for four years.

From their three saving cycles, they have bought two cows which produce m…

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CSI+ works closely with AfDB High Level Panel on Fragile States to launch Final report at AU Summit in Addis Ababa

CSI+ has been central to the launch of the AFDB's final report, "Ending conflict & building peace in Africa: A call to action," on January 30th.  Recommendations in the report encourage stronger partnerships between African states as a means towards building sustainable and long-lasting peace.

The Summit takes place between January 24th and February 1st and invites African Heads of States, Foreign Ministers, alongside organi…

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FIFA/FFH hosts forum in Brazil

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Hosting the 2nd forum for all its football for development partners in Brazil, FIFA/Football for Hope initiative engaged CSI+ to speak on sustainable development at its recently convened workshop with nearly 200 representatives during the Confederations Cup. CSI+ has for more than a decade supported prominent organizations that excel in their field such as Streetfootballworld, Grassrootsoccer, MYSA, Special Olympics, PlaySoc…

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African Development Bank Hosts Meeting on Social Protection

On 2-3 December 2010, CSI+ joined the African Development Bank in organizing and facilitating a consultative meeting on Social Protection with high-level experts from Africa and Europe. Participants in the day and a half long event included practitioners from UN Agencies, Bilateral Aid Agencies, Regional Member Countries, in addition to relevant Bank staff. Hosted by the Bank’s Poverty Reduction and Social Protection Division of …

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Grazrutsoka celebrates World AIDS Day in Nigeria!

Grazrutsoka celebrates World AIDS Day in Nigeria! On December 1st, 2011, Grazrutsoka organized a football competition at 6 public schools in Lagos State in celebration of World AIDS Day. Over 300 enthusiastic students dribbled the football in an inter-active session teaching them how to tackle risks to prevent HIV infection. The large turnout is a testimony to the successful combination of popular sport and effective programming …

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CSI+ Conducts Resource Mobilization Trainings For WHO/AFRO

CSI+ has over the last several months facilitated a series of 3-day Resource Mobilization workshops for WHO teams in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou), Gabon (Libreville), Zimbabwe (Harare) and the WHO/AFRO regional office in Congo (Brazzaville).

Evidence shows that immunization remains one of the single most effective and cost-efficient health interventions ever. Despite decades of know-how and evidence, however, immunization rates re…

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Study Finds Football Helps Prevent Spread of HIV

A new study, released by Coxswain Social Investment, finds football programs are uniquely successful in preventing the spread of HIV.

The study, "Using Football for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Africa," was conducted in the months leading up to the World Cup. The question for the researchers was, "Football has tremendous convening power, but do football-based programs really make a difference in preventing HIV?" According to the study…

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Supporting Arab Entrepreneurs

CSI+ joins other business leaders in the Middle East and North Africa to support a new generation of Arab entrepreneurs. The MENA 100 business plan competition is designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. A regional jury of business leaders, including CSI+, analyzed project ideas and selected 100 teams to mentor and connect with additional sources of funding. Click here for the full list of jurors.


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CSI+ Provides Training at adidas Exchange Programme in Ghana

Within the framework of the adidas Exchange Programme West Africa, CSI+ Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa Charlotte Obidairo recently led an organizational development workshop for 13 streetfootballworld network members from 10 West African countries. Members of streetfootballworld – a social profit organisation that links relevant actors in the field of Development through Football – gathered in Bunso, Ghana from 27-29 Oct…

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USAID Organizes Mini-University for Egyptian Public Health Officials and Students

The Mini-University was an interactive event designed for Egyptian professionals and students who are leaders in improving the country’s health. During 16 interactive sessions, participants learned from experts and each other. Topics ranged from using mobile technology in health care to workforce planning and business partnerships in markets for health services. CSI+ organized the event, including assisting presenters with facili…

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A CSI+ Designed CSR Project Innovates the Vanilla Market in Uganda

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CSI+ has designed and is playing a central role in the implementation of a CSR partnership between a major, global flavor company and a local vanilla processing company in Uganda. The innovative project will in addition to creating a market for sustainably sourced Ugandan vanilla, also carry out a series of mutually re-inforcing activities to improve the livelihoods of some of the most impoverished farmers.

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Assessing the copahu oil production chain in the Brazilian Amazon

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CSI+ conducted a baseline study in Resex Riozinho do Anfrisio, a Brazilian Conservation Unit (CU) in the country's northeastern region. Host to a traditional community of approximately 200 people, Riozinho do Anfrisio is a CU that belongs to the Federal government, not inserted in the traditional copahu production chain throughout the Brazilian Amazon. The study was intended to assess practical sourcing issues of copahu oil, n…

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CSI+ Supported the African Development Bank at Rio+20


CSI+ supported the African Development Bank (AfDB) and AfDB partners to organize over a dozen events at Rio+20 in June 2012. Event presentations and discussions focused on the most sustainable means of instituting and implementing a green growth path in all African countries and noted the importance of adopting appropriate tools and instruments to effectively integrate green growth concepts and principles into existing develop…

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CSI+ Leads FIFA Field Survey in Ghana and Rwanda

CSI’s local and international teams designed and carried out a baseline survey for sports for development programing in Ghana and Rwanda. The assessment included in-person surveys, focus groups, and stakeholder interviews.

CSI’s assessment team focused particularly on girls’ participation as girls have traditionally been under-served in sports programming in Africa. After analyzing the findings, CSI+ made a series of recommendat…

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Vetiver survey focuses on the community and the bottom line

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CSI+ conducted a baseline study in southwestern Haiti of a community of vetiver farmers. The study was designed to assess practical sourcing issues regarding agricultural techniques, skills, and land distribution. It also covered a range of development indicators, such as education levels, employment, income, and access to health care. CSI+ will use the data to help a large global fragrance company improve the sustainability o…

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African Countries Send Representatives to the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as part of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 5 March 2012 – Today, 75 men, women and youth commenced their three-day trek to the top of Africa’s highest mountain – Mt. Kilimanjaro, standing at 5,895m or 19,341-ft above sea level with an extraordinary humanitarian objective. The 75 climbers, representing 36 African countries, 14 United Nations agencies, businesses, women’s rights activists and civil society organisations, are participating i…

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CSI's Own Lamia Hatira Speaks at Closing Plenary of World Economic Forum

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Addis Ababa, 10 May 2012 - Selected to represent Tunisia as a rising global leader at the 22nd World Economic Forum on Africa meetings this week, Lamia Hatira will also speak in the closing plenary. The Forum's focus this week is on strengthening Africa's leadership, accelerating investments in frontier markets and scaling innovation for inclusive growth and sustainable development.

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CSI+ supports AfDB and partners at Rio+20

June 2012 marked the 20-year follow-up to the historic 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) - the Earth Summit 2012, or Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development and the Green Economy. This was the third international conference on sustainable development aimed at reconciling the economic and environmental goals of the global community.

CSI+ supported the African Development Bank and its part…

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CSI+Partners with Mothers 2 Mothers to develop new curriculum

Mother2mothers partnered with CSI+ to develop and pilot a curriculum designed to increase male partner involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Following the development of the training curriculum with M2M, CSI+ facilitated two pilot trainings in Lesotho and Kenya in January and February 2012.

Recent research shows that male partner involvement during pregnancy can reduce mother-to-child tran…

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Post 2015 Africa

Post 2015_LogoCSI+ has been supporting the African Development Bank (AfDB) with its regional consultation on a post 2015 development agenda (11-12 March 2013) in Tunisia. The consultation focused on identifying and reaching agreement on Africa’s priorities for a Post 2015 Development Agenda. The consultation led to the adoption of a draft African Common Position to be taken forward. It was jointly organized by the AfDB, the African Union Comm…

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Male partner involvement can significantly reduce mother-to child HIV transmission

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Male partner involvement during pregnancy can reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV up to 40%, however, most fathers-to-be have never seen the inside of an antenatal clinic. Perceiving a great opportunity, mothers2mothers partnered with CSI+ to develop and pilot a curriculum designed to increase male partner involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Males currently attend less than 5% of health…

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Gates Foundation Awards CSI+ Grand Challenges Exploration Award

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CSI+ with partner Matchboxology has been awarded a Grand Challenges Exploration Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore how "Aid is Working: TelltheWorld." Over the next 18 months, CSI+ and Matchboxology will be embarking on a project entitled Aid-Quest which is an open-source digital platform that encourages youth around the world to uncover creative solutions to development challenges. 

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  • The role of business in a post 2015 development agenda
  • Identifying impactful public-private partnership development models in the area of youth empowerment, food security and women's leadership