By: Deonta D. Wortham
It seems all too common that members within the international development community overlook the extraordinary impact that ordinary people making in their communities.
While the assistance of international organizations is undoubtedly helpful, it has been noted that impactful and sustainable change often comes from the minds of community leaders. People that directly know that works in the context of their respective environments.
This insightful World Bank video highlights the work of Judith, a Tanzanian entrepreneur that took sustainable development training – which she receive at a local community center – and employed these skills to establish a thriving business which now employs two young women.
Judith’s ingenuity and dedication to transforming her community are a phenomenon that is being seen across the African continent. In the coming weeks, we are going to explore the ways that local leaders are shaping the economic landscape of their communities. In our Sustainable Economics series, we will examine the impact of educators, business leaders, artisans, and elected officials that are employing sustainable measures to transform Africa’s economic future.
We thoroughly hope that you enjoy what’s to come!