The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a contract to Skipping Stone LLC, which provides consulting and technology services to energy markets worldwide, and Experient, a global event company, to host in a reverse trade mission a dozen government and senior utility representatives from four African nations interested in improving their countries’ electricity Read more
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights has hired Derreck Kayongo, a former Ugandan refugee who the center says “embodies its mission,” as its new chief executive officer.
The Atlanta-based Global Soap Project has hired Sam Stephens as executive director to handle its day-to-day operations. The soap project, founded in 2009 by Uganda native Derreck Kayongo, collects used soap from hotels and recycles it into new bars for distribution in developing countries. Mr. Stephens, 32, comes from the International Center for Sustainable Fundraising, which he founded. He is the soap project’s third Read more
Recycled soap from Atlanta hotel rooms is on the way to Africa. Derreck Kayongo, co-founder of the Global Soap Project, has shipped two boxes each containing 300 bars of soap to a Christian youth organization, New Song of Grace Uganda, he told GlobalAtlanta. Shipping costs were $86 through the U.S. Postal Service, he added. It Read more
Transportation offiicials from the U.S. and Uganda agreed at an Atlanta aviation conference to loosen government authority over cargo and passenger flights between their countries. The so-called “Open Skies Agreement” entered into force when Transportation Department Assistant Secretary for Aviation Susan Kurland and John Nasasira, Ugandan minister of works, housing and communication, inked the pact Read more