Seen & Heard – What You Might Be Missing
Seen & Heard is a collection of recent headlines in the news about our world, our work, and the spaces and places in between. In each post, we also share a list of job openings at Acumen Fund and in our sector. Seen & Heard appears twice a month on the blog. For those of you who like keeping a pulse on the latest news as it’s happening, please consider following us on Twitter! Finally, if you have ideas for how we can improve Seen & Heard, please don’t be shy and leave a comment below to let us know. Thanks for reading!
- SoCap10 took place this week in San Francisco. Our founder/CEO, Jacqueline Novogratz, delivered the keynote address and interviewed with Bloomberg TV.
- The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs came together at the 2010 ANDE Annual Conference.
- Applications opened for the 2011-2012 Acumen Fund Fellowship, and will remain open until November 5th. Be sure to check out the promotional video!
Articles of the Week
AF and AF Family in the News
- Lots of great recognition for our energy investees: Husk Power Systems and IDEI were named as Tech Award Laureates 2010, WIRED Magazine featured D.light and GEWP as enterprises effectively using technology for the BoP, and Husk Power Systems is a finalist to win $20,000 in the BBC World Challenge! Vote for “Burn after Eating.”
- Eight creative projects were chosen as winners of The Blue Sweater 500 giveaway competition, and a video was released on the book club in Kenya that inspired the competition. Also check out the new Blue Sweater Teaching Guide!
- Our 2010 Acumen Fund Fellows graduated, and we welcomed the Class of 2011.
Other Relevant Articles
- Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems and Venture Capitalist, Vinod Khosla, announced his plans to establish a new venture fund for enterprises serving the bottom-of-the-pyramid.
- ABC News plans a yearlong project investigating global health, backed by Gates Foundation.
- The Guardian reports on water and sanitation in Kenyan slums
- Following the announcement of US seed money for clean-burning cookstoves, The Economist examines health hazards of indoor air pollution
Jobs at Acumen Fund
- India Director
- Pakistan Portfolio Associate
- Innovation Manager
- East Africa Portfolio Manager
- Agriculture Manager
- Pakistan Portfolio Consultant
Other Jobs – Do you know people on the job market? Tell them about these other opportunities:
- Chief Executive Officer – GEWP – Aurangabad, IN
- Marketing Consultant and Web Site Volunteer – AyurVAID Hospitals – Banglore, IN (but can work remotely)
- Director of Policy – B-Lab – New York, NY
- Ratings Associate – B-Lab/GIIN – Nairobi, KE
- Production Engineering Manager – Embrace – Banglore, IN
- IT Director – Root Capial – Cambridge, MA
- Tanzania Country Director – Anza – Arusha/Moshi, TZ