Sustainable Development Goal in action: New Economic and Community Development Trend with Rotarians

By Bonaventure Fandohan, Area of Focus Manager for Economic and Community Development Over the past 25 years, the number of workers living in extreme poverty has declined dramatically despite the lasting impact of the 2008 economic crisis and global recession. In developing countries, the middle class now makes up more than 34 percent of total … More Sustainable Development Goal in action: New Economic and Community Development Trend with Rotarians

Reducing poverty through economic and community development

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Globally, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty today. About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than $1.25 USD per day. Global unemployment has increased from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, of which about 75 million are … More Reducing poverty through economic and community development

Assist victims of the 2016 Ecuador earthquake

By District Governor Fressia Abad, District 4400 Ecuador  Dear friends, It is our pleasure to invite you and your club to attend District 4400’s XII Rotary Project Fair, to be held in Cuenca, Ecuador, on 11-13 November, 2016. During this three-day event, clubs in Ecuador will exhibit their projects to visiting Rotarians. Visitors will have … More Assist victims of the 2016 Ecuador earthquake

Doctors’ Fellowship aims to empower albino community in Tanzania

By Dr. John Philip, Past District Governor and Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors Three years ago I was on the island of Ukerewe in Tanzania leading a Rotary project when I heard a child had been abducted and murdered. The child was an albino and was targeted by traditional healers. I was … More Doctors’ Fellowship aims to empower albino community in Tanzania

2016 Economic Development Presidential Conference to develop solutions for community growth

          By Past District Governor June Webber, District 9350;  Chair of the Economic Development Presidential Conference host organizing committee Rotary districts of Southern Africa invite Rotarians from around the world to join the dialogue on economic development on Saturday, 27 February, in Cape Town, South Africa, where Rotary’s Presidential Conference on Economic Development … More 2016 Economic Development Presidential Conference to develop solutions for community growth

The Importance of Social Business and Inclusivity

By Ingrid Schwab, Regional Grants Officer, Rotary Grants We often receive questions about how to best engage the local community in Rotarian-led service projects. One way in which Rotarians can provide service to others is by prioritizing inclusivity in their humanitarian projects. Inclusivity gives an opportunity for all individuals and groups (especially marginalized populations) to … More The Importance of Social Business and Inclusivity

Rotaract clubs build stronger communities through sustainable service projects

By Jessie Dunbar- Bickmore, RI Programs staff Rotaract clubs around the world change lives by developing innovative solutions to community challenges both locally and globally. Here are just a few examples of how Rotaract clubs are making a lasting impact through economic and community development projects: Lighting up homes The Silay Rotaract Club (Philippines) led … More Rotaract clubs build stronger communities through sustainable service projects

Rotarians taking action to empower communities

By Duncan Stanners, Rotary Club of Calgary West, Canada To help grow and empower a local community in Honduras, the Rotary Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development (RAGM) teamed up with District 5360 Microcredit Task Force to implement the Honduras Economic and Community Development Program (HECD). Microfinance is a key component to a successful … More Rotarians taking action to empower communities

Newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals recommit focus on economic and community development

By Bonaventure Fandohan, Economic and Community Development Area of Focus Manager The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted in 2000, set a historic precedent of global mobilization to achieve a set of important social priorities worldwide. The MDGs expressed widespread public concern about poverty, hunger, disease, unmet schooling, gender inequality, and environmental degradation. By … More Newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals recommit focus on economic and community development