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Youth-led Business Incubator Brings Solutions to Burkina Faso

The International Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) brings a groundbreaking project to the Youth Economic Participation Initiative (YEPI). Located in Burkina Faso’s capital city of Ouagadougou, 2iE was born out of the merger of two institutions: the Rural Equipment Engineering School and the Rural Equipment and Hydraulic Technicians School. It enrolls more than … » read

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Civic Engagement Leader Brings Irish Perspective to Tufts

Describing her work as cartographer and puppeteer, Lorraine MacIlrath spoke about the advancement of civic engagement during a series of talks at Tufts University. » read

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Solving the Youth Employment Equation in Rwanda

The University of Rwanda (UR) hosts one of the eight programs affiliated with the Youth Economic Participation Initiative (YEPI). “Solve the Equation East Africa (SEE)” is a collaborative project conducted at four universities located within East Africa. Aside from the lead institution in UR’s Nyagatare campus, the network also includes Makerere University (Uganda), University of … » read

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Born-Free Youth Are Hiring in South Africa

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university in the Western Cape of South Africa. It was founded in 1829 and is the oldest university in the country. It enrolls more than 25,000 students each year and is currently the highest-ranked university in Africa, according to various rankings.
Through its civic … » read

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From Graduates to Entrepreneurs in Malaysia

In 2010, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM or National University of Malaysia) established CESMED, the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprise Development. UKM-CESMED grooms students to become entrepreneurs by providing experience-based learning, consultancy, and training. Its main focus is on human capital development and technology adoption, with special attention giving to addressing gender inequalities … » read

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Youth Leaders Drive Pakistan’s Economic Innovation

The Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) is a private research university in the Punjab region of Pakistan. It was founded in 1984 and is considered one of the top universities in the country.  More than 2400 undergraduates and 1600 graduate students are currently enrolled. LUMS hosts one of the eight programs around the … » read

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May 2014 Newsletter

The May edition of the Talloires Network Newsletter announces the winners of the MacJannet Prize, highlights our media partnership with University World News, features Zimbabwean civic engagement leaders, and offers three calls for nominations or papers. » read

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University-Community Convening in Boston

More than 40 community activists, and faculty and students from MIT and Tufts came together to develop a vision for a more democratic and just economy. » read

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