Latest IESC News

Zanzibar Local Government Association Launched 

03-Aug-2017 Categories: Press Releases Tanzania
New member-led initiative will advocate for local constituents Mayor of Zanzibar and ZALGA chairperson, Khatib Abdulrahman Khatib, officiated the launch held July 30, 2017, at the ... read more
 

Our 2016 Annual Report Released 

25-Jul-2017 Categories: Press Releases

IESC has released its first formal annual report since 2009. The years separating these two reports represent a significant period of transformation for IESC.

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New Program Leverages Volunteers to Strengthen Enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina 

IESC was awarded a new three-year, $4 million project to stimulate job creation by advancing Bosnia and Herzegovina’s trade integration with and expansion into European Union and regional markets. The project is funded by... read more
 

VEGA Award Extended 

20-Jun-2017 Categories: Press Releases
Just as VEGA’s Leader with Associate Award through USAID was set to expire on June 9, 2017, USAID renewed it for another three months and adding $7.5 million to an unused ceiling of $19 million. VEGA, of which IESC is a... read more
 

New Program will Grow the Skilled Workforce in Sri Lanka 

Tackling Sri Lanka's high youth unemployment
16-Jun-2017 Categories: Press Releases Sri Lanka Youth
IESC will implement a new four-year program in Sri Lanka to improve technical and vocational training and increase the employability of young people in Sri Lanka. YouLead! will improve technical... read more
 

Annual Awards for Service, Dedication, and Achievements 

Celebrating Excellence at IESC
08-Jun-2017 Categories: Press Releases Volunteer Stories Washington
This month, IESC celebrates 53 years of bringing private sector solutions to sustainble economic development. IESC's longevity and success are made possible because of our people. Every year, we recognize employees and... read more
 

Remembering David Rockefeller, IESC Founder 

21-Mar-2017 Categories: Press Releases

March 21, 2017 -- IESC remembers our founder and first chairperson (1964-1968) David Rockefeller, who died yesterday, March 20, at the age of 101.  

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Let Women Show You Who They Are, and Change Will Happen 

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Tarana Amini, the human resources manager for IESC’s Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises Program in Kabul. We discussed how she started her career, what it’s like to work in Afghanistan as a woman, and how she sees the future of women’s equality in Afghanistan.

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Irrigation Technician by Day, Inventor by Night: Maryam’s Story 

07-Mar-2017 Categories: Blog International Women's Day Tanzania

Maryam is a very talented, focused, and determined young woman, all of which are required for any entrepreneur to be successful. But as a woman in a developing country and a Muslim-majority region, Maryam faces additional hurdles.

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Narcisa Bautista, the Legacy of a Woman Who Knocked Down Walls 

by Riamny Méndez Narcisa Bautista recalls that in 1981 when she began working as a secretary at a produce export business in La Vega, Dominican Republic, there were no women in charge of such export... read more
 
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