Green Slums: Adapting to Climate Change with Secure Land Tenure

Climate change is already hitting Mukuru, one of Nairobi’s largest slums. Built on waste lands along the Ngong River, muddy roads regularly flood with garbage. When the river bursts its banks, kids can’t get to school, sometimes for months. Climate experts predict more flooding in the decades ahead. Activists and researchers have a novel strategy

#Dealflow 8.3.16: Global Partnerships Absorbs Eleos, Bain Launches Fund, Gates Backs Biotech, Rockefeller Bros. Go Renewable

Few investors back early-stage startups targeting poor customers in emerging markets. Fewer still make money on such investments. To address this “pioneer gap,” Global Partnerships and Eleos Foundation announced the launch of a new $5 million Social Venture Fund that aims to impact the lives of 5 million people in East Africa – and earn a modest return. With $2.7

East Africa: Impact Investing Hot Spot, Dominated by Development Banks

Entrepreneurship was top of President Obama’s agenda during his recent trip to East Africa. But as he noted in his keynote address at the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, “This is still a neglected market, and accessing capital for entrepreneurs here is still too hard.” One group trying to change that: impact investors. A new report