Exploring economic development in Alaska through the Open World program

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer In May, I had the opportunity to observe an Open World Program prepared by the Rotary clubs of Homer-Kachemak Bay and Anchorage International in Alaska. Clubs hosted a Russian delegation of six participants for an eight-day program focused on “Regional Economic Development with emphasis on Sustainable Fishery and … More Exploring economic development in Alaska through the Open World program

Creating jobs and promoting a cleaner environment in Brazil

By Susan Doxtator, Regional Grants Officer at Rotary and Bonaventure Fandohan, Rotary’s Economic and Community Development Area of Focus Manager 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 … More Creating jobs and promoting a cleaner environment in Brazil

4 ways you can take action to help grow local economies

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff According to the United Nations, nearly 2.2 billion people live below the poverty line of US $2 per day, and the world needs 30 million new jobs every year to keep up with the growth of the global working-age population. In honor of Rotary Economic and Community Development Month celebrated each … More 4 ways you can take action to help grow local economies

Empower entrepreneurs in your community

By Past District Governor Matthew Kane, member of the Rotary Club of North Raleigh, North Carolina, USA In many communities in the United States and across the world, minorities and low-income entrepreneurs lack the training and resources necessary to be successful. While microloans have been popular and effective in developing countries to help grow local … More Empower entrepreneurs in your community

Growing local economies and communities

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  To promote growth and development of local economies and communities, the United Nations (U.N.) Millennium Development Goals encourage us to focus on eradicating poverty, uplifting and empowering women, creating global partnerships for development, and ensuring environmental sustainability. According to the 2014 U.N. progress report, extreme poverty has been reduced by … More Growing local economies and communities