Washington, D.C., May 15, 2015—Grameen Foundation has announced that its founder Alex Counts will step down from his position as president and chief executive officer later this month. Counts has served as president and CEO at Grameen Foundation for more than 18 years. As founder, he will remain active in the organization.
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Grameen Foundation and MetLife Foundation Collaborate to Bring Mainstream Banking Products to India's Poor
Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, March 12, 2015—Grameen Foundation and MetLife Foundation are partnering to advance financial inclusion in India. This new initiative is designed to leverage the combined strengths of commercial banks and local, trusted field-based organizations to create sustainable and viable banking services for the poor. The program will be executed over the next two years by Grameen Foundation India (GFI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation.
Grameen Foundation, Farm Radio International, Digital Green and USAID Launch New Multimedia Food Security Initiative in Ghana as part of the New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund
Washington, D.C. and Accra, Ghana, Feb 19, 2015 – Grameen Foundation, Farm Radio International and Digital Green today launched a new initiative to increase food security for smallholder farmers in five regions in Ghana. Using extension agents, mobile apps, radio, video, text messaging and voice messages, the initiative will provide farmers with the information and support needed to adopt technology that will increase their productivity and improve nutrition in their communities.