In addition to providing direct consulting services, Entwine Global founder Almaz Negash is an advocate and a passionate speaker on issues ranging from global trade, educating women and children to how to build a system of understanding of diverse cultures. Listed below are a few examples of the topics she has presented on in the past, and which could be tailored to support the specific needs of your organization or event.
Knowledge Transfer for Greater Impact: the Case for Sub-Saharan Africa<
A process critical to capacity building for social entrepreneurs as they strive to reduce poverty through skilled labor creation. There are many social entrepreneurs dedicated to training and developing skilled labor in Africa with the goal to transform societies from within. This topic will address the process that it takes to transfer/share knowledge.
Leadership & Innovation – How Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation is Transforming Sub-Saharan Africa.
Africa is vital region of the world. With more than 800 million people and vast natural resources, the continent provides tremendous opportunity to enhance its social, political, economic development. Regrettably, these opportunities come with enormous challenges that require targeted and strategic investment in human capital. These challenges, however, are about far more than providing funding. These challenges cannot be met by any one government or entity, or even by dealing with one issue at a time. These issues are systemic, intertwined with societal, institutional, geographic, and global economic forces that require equally systemic responses. Almaz will address how collective innovation from a variety sources including the participation of the African Diaspora can make a positive impact in Africa.
UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) – Challenges and Opportunities for Global Stability
The MDGs are people-centric and measurable, and are intended to transform communities from the bottom up. Almaz will discuss issues ranging from cutting extreme hunger to educating women and children. She will share how Investment in Women’s Education can provide returns for generations and a voice and vote in:
- Economic decisions: acquiring, allocating, and selling assets.
- Fertility decisions: economically empowered women tend to have fewer children
- Land use and conservation decisions: rural women tend to favor sustainable environmental practices since they are usually the ones that collect the families’ natural resources such as water and firewood.