SBAIC News

Bixal’s ESW Trade Document Management System ‘Opens the Window’ to Quick, Paperless Free Trade in Barbados

Jun 13, 2017
Carla Briceno, Vice President, Bixal

International trade is essential to the economy of Barbados, whose imports totaled more than 45 percent of the country’s GDP in 2015. However, Barbados’ spot in the Global Competitiveness Index had fallen in recent years, due, in part, to...

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PMCG Overcomes Systemic Challenges to Successfully Launch Improved Kabul Municipality Construction Permitting System

Jun 13, 2017
Zaza Broladze - PMCG Deputy CEO & Partner and Eka Ghvinjilia - PMCG Project Manager

Kabul, Afghanistan has successfully introduced a simpler and more efficient construction permitting system, thanks to an innovative re-engineered business process implemented by the Policy and Management Consulting Group, which was under contract...

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OmniSystems, Inc. Plays Key Role in Drafting Belize National Cyber Security Framework and Action Plan

Jun 13, 2017
Walter M. Batts, Director of International Affairs, OmniSystems, Inc.

Addressing what Belize Public Utilities Commission Chairman John Avery warned as an exponential increase in cyber attacks on electronic commerce, the private sector and government agencies, OmniSystems, Inc., a company...

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Famine Early Warning through Rapid Data Analysis: The FEWS NET Data Warehouse

Jun 13, 2017
Carla Murphy, Communications Director, Kimetrica

The need for speedy, robust, and authoritative data sharing to manage and coordinate humanitarian response could not be more evident. This February, the United Nations made its first declaration of famine in six years for parts of South Sudan....

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Vermont’s Role in Foreign Affairs

Jun 13, 2017
Steve Schmida, SSG Advisors

Many Vermonters may not know about the important role Vermont plays in U.S. foreign affairs. In a recent article in the Burlington Free Press, Steve Schmida, founder and managing director of SSG Advisors, a local global solutions firm, writes...

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U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Aims to Eradicate Corruption Endemic in the Nation States of Sub-Saharan Africa

Jun 13, 2017
Herbert A. Igbanugo, Esq.

Of all the continents, Africa is said to be the most fascinating and promising; but she also poses the greatest challenges. Africa is the 21st century’s land of opportunities.  And, as the missing link in the global economy, Africa now stands at...

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Design Studio Picture Impact Exemplifies Small Businesses’ Creativity, Agility & Ability to Affordably Deliver

Jun 13, 2017
Sara Thompson, Co-founder & Director of Strategy & Operations and Katrina Mitchell, Co-founder & Creative Director, Picture Impact

In a multi-billion dollar global industry and in an environment full of multi-million dollar firms, small businesses play a crucial role. We may not have resources of large contractors, but what we lack in size, we make up for in our ability to...

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Innovations in Global Health: How to strengthen health systems

Jun 13, 2017
Elvira Beracochea, President & Founder, Realizing Global Health

What is RGH’s view of a health system?

A health system is the vehicle countries have to deliver the healthcare services that people need. It is composed of various sub-systems: government, private sector, civil and faith-...

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