Los Angeles, USA: September 26, 2011: The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a grant to Avasant, LLC to help advance the Foundation‟s organizational initiative entitled “Poverty Reduction through Information and Digital Employment” (PRIDE). The Rockefeller Foundation‟s PRIDE work is aimed at creating sustainable employment opportunities for the poor and vulnerable by fostering a critical new arm of the outsourcing industry called Impact Sourcing (IS). IS employs people with limited opportunity for sustainable employment as principal workers in business process outsourcing centers.
This grant will enable Avasant to provide research and recommend policies, incentives and global best practices that encourage the growth of Impact Sourcing which will generate employment opportunities for people who are historically and socio-economically disadvantaged.
In response to the grant award, Avasant Sr. Partner and CEO, Kevin S. Parikh said, “Avasant has been a pioneer in developing the IT and BPO sectors in Africa through its work with the World Bank and several countries in the region.” He stressed, “We have a long standing commitment to the helping the poor and using technology enabled services to bring opportunity to Africa.” “The Rockefeller Foundation is thrilled to collaborate with Avasant as part of our commitment to promote growth with equity and provide access and opportunities to the poor and vulnerable,”
About The Rockefeller Foundation:
The Rockefeller Foundation‟s mission to promote the well-being of people throughout the world has remained unchanged since its founding in 1913. Today, that mission is applied to an era of rapid globalization. Our vision is that this century will be one in which globalization‟
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