Latest IESC News

By Afghans, for Afghans 

OpEd by President and CEO Tom Miller
09-Jul-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases
As America withdraws combat troops, the Afghans I have met over the past four years point to an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial sector creating jobs and consumers ready to participate in a more stable economy. It has... read more
 

Newly Awarded Program in Yemen 

30-May-2014 Categories: Press Releases Yemen
Washington, DC -- IESC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a major sub grant from Land O’Lakes International Development for the five year Yemen Competitive Agriculture Systems for High Value Crops (CASH)... read more
 

Celebrating 50 Years of Promoting Prosperity and Stability through Private Enterprise 

08-May-2014 Categories: Press Releases
IESC celebrates half a century of helping thousands of entrepreneurs & small businesses throughout the world IESC was established in 1964 at the initiative of entrepreneurs and philanthropists David Rockefeller and... read more
 

Busy with Bees in Lebanon 

06-May-2014 Categories: Lebanon Our Impact
Leyla probably doesn't think of herself as being in "agribusiness," but that's the way she spends most of her working and waking hours. She's the major breadwinner in her family of five in a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, and... read more
 

Some Notes from Kharkov from a Volunteer 

05-May-2014 Categories: Ukraine Volunteer Stories
Joseph Brett recounts time in Ukraine November 1993. I stood at the apex of the Vietnam Memorial with former communist leaders from Kharkov, Ukraine, our faces reflected against the names of the dead etched forever into... read more
 

VEGA 10th Anniversary and Volunteer of the Year Awards Event 

05-May-2014 Categories: Press Releases
On May 13, 2014, the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance invites you to attend its annual awards ceremony to recognize outstanding volunteers. This year’s event will feature presentations of the award winners, plus an... read more
 

IESC Volunteer Helps Women Artisans Achieve Economic Independence  

05-May-2014 Categories: Our Impact Sri Lanka Volunteer Stories

Ms. Cheick has volunteered with International Executive Service Corps (IESC) five times since 2004, making trips to Ghana, Benin, Swaziland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Lesotho to train artisans to access markets and develop export-quality products. In 2012, she traveled to Sri Lanka to advise the development of the Sri Lanka Peace Collection, an initiative to assist war widows in traditional handloom textile weaving centers by creating a competitive brand for international markets.

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Volunteer Shares Organics Expertise In Tunisia 

24-Apr-2014 Categories: Our Impact Tunisia Volunteer Stories
Volunteering is a real world way to get outside our desires, and ourselves, to experience something new and rewarding. It’s a way to truly give, just for the satisfaction of helping others achieve a better life.” -Melody... read more
 

A Peace Corps for Retired Executives 

31-Mar-2014 Categories: Press Releases
Read an interview with Thomas J. Miller, IESC president, in LEADERS Magazine. What is the history of the International Executive Service Corps and how has its mission evolved? It was set up a few years after the Peace... read more
 

Women Innovators: Cultivating New Business in Afghanistan 

19-Mar-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Hakima had a great business idea – to produce organic fertilizer on a commercial scale through vermicomposting, while promoting organic farming and training women to create their own nutrient-rich compost for kitchen... read more
 
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