This morning we participated in a lively discussion hosted by Business Fights Poverty about education, employment, entrepreneurship and technology that was inspired by our recent discussion paper, Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship: A Snapshot of the Global Jobs Challenge.
The discussion centered around the question: How can business education make a difference in people's lives and livelihoods?
We discussed the role of business education and the real life needs of women who are, or would like to be, entrepreneurs; the potential for technology to provide access to information, training and networks like never before; and the importance of material that is locally and personally relevant to the entrepreneurs.
The panel included myself, our current Programs Intern Miebi Ifie, who recently spent time working with women entrepreneurs in Ghana with Global Mamas, and Evanna Hu, co-founder of a mobile education company - g.Maarifa.
Click here to check out our discussion and join in the conversation - the lines are still open!
This live-chat was part of a week-long blog article series on the same topic.
>> Read GBSN's article about our discussion paper
>> Read Evanna's article about her lessons from Tunisia
>> Read Miebi's article on her experiences on the ground in Ghana
Page Schindler Buchanan is the Director of Operations for the Global Business School Network.