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2019年08月

African Development Bank Group (AfDB): G7 Summit: President Macron and G7 leaders provide Bank's AFAWA initiative with $251 million.

G7 SummitPresident Macron and G7 leaders provide Bank's AFAWA initiative with $251 million

BIARRITZ, FRANCE / ACCESSWIRE / August 27, 2019 / French President Emmanuel Macron and G7 leaders on Sunday approved a package totalling $251 million in support of the African Development Bank's AFAWA initiative to support women entrepreneurs in Africa.

"I am particularly proud, as the current G7 president, that the programme we are supporting today, the AFAWA initiative, comes from an African organisation, the African Development Bank, which works with African guarantee funds and a network of African banks," Macron stated ata press conference at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France.

The risk-sharing mechanism used by AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa) is a practicalapproach to international commitments. It is a direct response to the demand by women to ease access to financing, specifically on the need to establish a financing mechanism for women's economic empowerment, adopted during a summit of African heads of state in 2015 and assigned to the African Development Bank for implementation.

"African women are the backbone of the continent. I'm thrilled to bring their voice to the G7. AFAWA is essential for our continent," said Beninese artist Angelique Kidjo, a guest at the press conference in her role as programme ambassador.

The Bank's president Akinwumi Adesina applauded the "extraordinary support of all the G7 heads of state and government, which will provide incredible momentum" to the AFAWA programme.

"This is a great day for African women," Adesina said. "Investing in women entrepreneurs in Africa is important, because women are not only Africa's future, they are Africa's present".

"Currently, women operate over 40% of SMEs in Africa, but there is a financing gap of $42 billion between male and female entrepreneurs. This gap must be closed, and quickly," he added.

AFAWA aims to raise up to $5 billion for African women entrepreneurs and the African Development Bankwill provide $1 billion financing. "This financing effort for women is the most significant in the continent's history," Adesina noted.

The AFAWA initiative, backed by the G7 nations, is based on three fundamental principles. The first is to improve women's access to financing through innovative and adapted financial instruments, including guarantee mechanisms to support women entrepreneurs.

In cooperation with strategic partners, the second principleis to provide capacity-building services to women entrepreneurs, including access to mentoring and training courses in entrepreneurship. AFAWA also assists financial institutions in responding to specific needs of women-led businesses through specially adapted financial and non-financial products.

The third principle is improving the legal and regulatory environment, eliminating obstacles that specifically affect women by engaging in policy dialogue with governments, central banks, and other institutions.

This press conference on AFAWA is part of the G7 Summit'semphasis on reducing inequality, specifically including a renewed partnership with Africa. This partnership will be highlighted by creating sustainable employment and supporting entrepreneurship, particularly women entrepreneurs.

France holds the presidency of the G7 in 2019, and President Emmanuel Macron ischampioninggenderequalityas a major theme of hisfive-yearterm.

Media Contact:

Solange Kamuanga-Tossou, Communication and External Relations DepartmentAfricanDevelopment Bank. S.Kamuanga-Tossou@afdb.org

SOURCE: African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Flywire CEO to Speak at Goldman Sachs’ 2019 FinTech Conference

BOSTON, Aug. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flywire CEO Mike Massaro will be a featured speaker at Goldman Sachs’ 9th Annual FinTech Conference on Thursday, September 5th in New York City.  Massaro will be part of a panel discussion on Global Payment Solutions Driving Commerce Around the World and be joined by the CEOs from Airwallex and SumUp. Steve Considine, Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, Investment Banking, and head of EMEA FinTech for Goldman Sachs, will moderate.

As demand has grown for ways to simplify and accelerate complex payment and receivables processes, Flywire has emerged as one of the leading solutions, providing a single point of management and payer engagement from billing and payment through reconciliation. To date, the company has processed over $12 billion for over 2,000 clients in business, travel, education and healthcare.

About Flywire
Flywire solves complex payment problems for businesses and institutions to empower new opportunities globally and locally. The company processes billions in payments per year, connecting entities to make transactions faster, more secure, less expensive, and more transparent. Clients in business, education and healthcare use Flywire’s full-service platform to tailor the payment experience for their customers and to create a single point of visibility and control for payer engagement and receivables management – from invoicing to payment reconciliation. Flywire also supports its clients with end-to-end customer support, including multilingual servicing via phone, email, and chat, as well as around-the-clock online payment tracking.

The company is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago, London and Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain), Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Cluj (Romania), and Sydney. For more information, visit www.Flywire.com.

Media Contact:
Tim Walsh
+1 617.512.1641

Mosaic Group and Addiction Policy Forum Launch ‘Families Strong’

Washington, DC, Aug. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Addiction Policy Forum, a national nonprofit committed to eliminating addiction as a major health problem, and the Mosaic Group, a nationally recognized management consulting firm, announced the national launch of Families Strong in six states across the country. Families Strong is an evidence-based support group developed for families impacted by substance use disorder. The program focuses on helping participants develop self-care, build social supports, and learn effective motivational strategies for interacting with a loved one struggling with addiction. 

“Addiction is a disorder that impacts the whole family,” says Jessica Hulsey Nickel, founder and president of Addiction Policy Forum. “By launching the Families Strong program throughout the country, more families will have access to evidence-based curriculum that will promote individual self-care and improve how families communicate about substance use disorders.”

There are currently seven Families Strong support groups in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Families Strong is a 9-week program with a curriculum focused on how to minimize the negative effects of an individual’s addiction struggle on family members and friends, while also providing support and enhancing communication skills. 

"Mosaic Group is very excited to partner with Addiction Policy Forum on this project,” says Marla Oros, RN, MS, president of Mosaic Group. “By bringing our Families Strong program to families and communities across the country, we are better able to assist those impacted by substance use." 

Michelle Jaskulski, a Wisconsin mother with two sons living in recovery from substance use disorder and now a leader of the Wisconsin Families Strong group, recalls her experience when both sons were actively struggling with addiction: “Some of the advice I received was helpful, but other things were not helpful and potentially dangerous. I learned words like ‘tough love, enabling, loving to death, and rock bottom.’ All these concepts went against everything I felt as a mom. And I knew that ‘rock bottom’ might mean the death of my child.”

“Had this type of support been offered years ago when I was looking for help, I believe it would have made a significant difference in our situation,” Jaskulski adds. “It would have shortened the learning curve of what addiction really is, improved family relationships and possibly resulted in our sons accepting treatment sooner. I am excited and honored to be part of launching this program for families across the country.”

More information on the Families Strong program can be found here: https://www.addictionpolicy.org/families-strong-learn-more

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About Addiction Policy Forum
Addiction Policy Forum is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Our national headquarters are located in Washington, DC, with resources and services in every state.

For more information on the Addiction Policy Forum, please visit: www.addictionpolicy.org.   

About Mosaic Group
The Mosaic Group is a nationally recognized management consulting firm with expertise in community and public health, and human-services strategies, program design, and evaluation across a breadth of content areas. At the Mosaic Group, the top priority is helping people. 

For more information on the Mosaic Group, please visit: www.groupmosaic.com/.

Casey Elliott
Addiction Policy Forum
3128605353
celliott@addictionpolicy.org

NEC、2019年度NEC社会起業塾生(第18期生)に2団体を決定

東京, 2019年8月26日 - (JCN Newswire) - NECは、若手の社会起業家育成プログラム「NEC社会起業塾」(注1)の2019年度塾生(第18期生)として2団体を決定しました。

NECは、2002年からNPO法人ETIC.(注2)と協働で、「NEC社会起業塾」を実施し、当社が取り組むべき社会課題と親和性の高い社会起業家62団体を支援してきました。

2019年度は、応募36団体のうち、事前選考会を通過した14団体のプレゼンテーションを審査し、最終選考会にて、知的・発達障がい児を対象としたスポーツ事業を運営する「NPO法人Ocean'sLove」と、発達障がいのある子どもたちの自己肯定感を高める音楽教室事業を運営する「ツナガリMusicLab.」への支援を決定しました。

NECは、社会を変える大きなインパクトを創出する可能性を持つ社会起業家とともに学び、新しい価値を見出していく創発の場を通して、将来的な協働や連携も視野に入れた、さらなる社会価値創造を目指していきます。

支援団体の概要は次の通りです。

2019年度NEC社会起業塾生 (第18期生)(順不同、敬称略)

「NPO法人Ocean'sLove」
氏名:伊藤 良師
事業内容:「スポーツで豊かな人生を!」
知的・発達障がい児対象スポーツ事業
関連サイト:http://oceanslove.com/
活動地域:神奈川県茅ケ崎市
コメント:今回社会起業塾に参加させて頂き、スポーツスクール事業を継続していくためのスキーム(福祉制度の活用やどのような団体と組むべきか等)、またスクール参加者に対して行う就労支援プログラムの精度を高めていきたいと考えています。

「ツナガリMusicLab.」
氏名:武藤 紗貴子
事業内容:発達障がいのある子どもたちの自己肯定感を高める音楽教室事業
関連サイト:http://www.tsunagari-music.jp/
活動地域:兵庫県、大阪府
コメント:音楽教室や教育事業者を対象としたサービス展開への大きな戦略設計と具体的なサービス開発です。全国の子どもたちに質のよいレッスンを届けることを目指し、ツナガリメソッドを誰もが使える形に可視化・システム化していきたいと思っています。

NECグループは、安全・安心・効率・公平という社会価値を創造する「社会ソリューション事業」をグローバルに推進しています。当社は、先進ICTや知見を融合し、人々がより明るく豊かに生きる、効率的で洗練された社会を実現していきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://jpn.nec.com/press/201908/20190826_01.html

Worldwide Consumer Electronics Markets, 2018-2019 & 2024 - Smart Home Devices, AI, AR & VR Will Drive the Industry in the Coming Future

Dublin, Aug. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Consumer Electronics: A Global Market Outlook" report has been added toResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The topics analyzed within the report include a detailed breakdown and analysis of the global markets for consumer electronics.

The scope of this report extends to sizing of various technologies for the consumer electronics market and an analysis of global market trends with market data for these technologies at global level in 2018, which is being considered as the base year, 2019 as the estimate year and forecast for 2024 with projection of CAGR from 2019 to 2024.

The report focuses on assessment of consumer electronic devices, suppliers and an analysis of companies/manufacturers and the related system providers. Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities and upcoming technologies are also discussed in the report.

The report includes:

  • 34 data tables
  • Detailed overview and industry analysis of the consumer electronics market
  • Analysis of the global market trends with data from 2018, estimates for 2019, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2024
  • Brief assessment of consumer electronic devices, suppliers' landscape and an analysis of leading manufacturing companies and the related system providers
  • Regional analysis of the consumer electronics industry covering major geographic regions, including North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Rest of the World
  • Major factors driving the market for the various technologies as well as the restraints and opportunities in this market
  • Profiles of major players in the industry, including 3M, Agilent Technologies Inc., Bajaj Electricals Ltd., Cummins Inc. and General Electric Co.

Executive Summary 

The consumer electronics industry is characterized by a high level of diversity, creativity and flexibility. It includes technological solutions ranging from commercially viable and mass-produced devices to experimental technologies that are in the early stages of being transferred from academic and private research institutions and consortiums to viable profit-seeking enterprises.

Solid-state lighting products such as LED and OLED have a wide array of application in consumer electronics. The current OLED technology provides remarkable color fidelity, high efficiency and operational stability. Many mobile phone manufacturers have introduced OLED screens in recent years. Television display technology has evolved from LED to OLED and QLED (quantum dot light emitting diode).

At present, all companies are working on OLED displays to make their products smart. The OLED technology enables the ultra-thin displays to reach dark black levels, while remaining more efficient and eco-friendlier than other display technologies. OLED displays are also widely used in digital camera screens or electronic viewfinders. Manufacturers of wearable technologies have also started using OLED technology, as it can bring the advantages of thinner and curved display form factor to wearable devices.

Smart home devices, AI, AR and VR are some of the major trends which are going to drive the consumer electronics industry in the coming future. The evolution in cellular communication is set to introduce a prominent niche for these devices. The developing and developed economies such as China, Japan, U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia, Canada, and India, are expected to see an increasing demand for these devices. With some of the eminent players concentrating on developing these technologies the consumer electronics market is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.

Key Topics Covered

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Background
  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing this Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Intended Audience
  • Methodology and Information Sources
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Market Breakdown

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market Overview

  • Introduction
  • Market Dynamics
  • Key Market Growth Drivers
  • Key Market Growth Restraints
  • Key Market Growth Opportunities
  • Upcoming Technologies
  • Integrated Smart Watch
  • Head-up Autostereoscopic Display
  • Forklift with Transparent Display
  • Transparent Displays for Telementoring
  • Emissive Transparent Display with Controllable Per-Pixel Opacity
  • Head-Mounted Display for Medical Applications
  • Lightweight Head-Mounted Display with Wide Field of View
  • Lighting Unit Comprising a Transparent Display
  • Transparent Display for Artificial Intelligence
  • Other Relevant R&D Activities
  • LEDs with Optimum Wavelength Provide Effective Plant Growth
  • Semiconductor Devices Used in High-Temperature Applications
  • Smart Coatings Technology Under Development
  • Current Market Scenario
  • CCD and CMOS Sensor
  • PCB
  • Ultrafast Lasers
  • VR and AR

Chapter 4 Global Consumer Electronics Market

  • Introduction
  • High Power Semiconductor Applications in Consumer Electronics
  • GaN (Gallium Nitride) Product
  • Diamond Substrates
  • Transparent Displays in Consumer Electronics
  • Dielectric Materials for Displays in Consumer Electronics
  • Solid-State Lighting in Consumer Electronics
  • Printed Circuit Board in Consumer Electronics
  • CCD and CMOS Sensors in Consumer Electronics
  • Ultrafast Lasers in Consumer Electronics
  • Haptic Technology in Consumer Electronics
  • Application Snapshot
  • Breakdown by Haptic Technology
  • Smart Coatings in Consumer Electronics
  • Electrical Switch Market in Consumer Electronics
  • Acoustic Sensors in Consumer Electronics
  • AR and VR in Consumer Electronics (Gaming)

Chapter 5 Company Profiles

  • Companies Listed
  • 3M
  • AAC Technologies
  • Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
  • Advanced Circuits
  • Agilent Technologies Inc.
  • Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia Group)
  • Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Apple
  • Applied Materials Inc.
  • AU Optronics Corp.
  • BAE Systems
  • Bajaj Electricals Limited
  • Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
  • Broadcom Ltd.
  • Cree, Inc.
  • Coherent Inc.
  • Corning Inc.
  • Cts Corp.
  • Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Eaton Corp. Plc
  • E Ink Holdings Inc.
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Fujitsu
  • General Electric Co.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • HP Inc.
  • Infineon Technologies Ag
  • IPG Photonics Corp.
  • Johnson Electric
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Konica Minolta
  • Kmlabs
  • LG Electronics Inc.
  • Littelfuse Inc.
  • Lumentum Holdings Inc.
  • Lumileds Llc
  • Microchip Technology
  • Merck Kgaa
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
  • NEC
  • Newport Corp.
  • Nichia Corp.
  • Osram Licht Ag
  • Nippon Mektron, Ltd.
  • Nkt Photonics
  • Omron Corp.
  • Panasonic Corp.
  • Photonic Solutions Ltd.
  • Renesas Electronics Corp.
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Rockwell Automation Inc.
  • Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd.
  • Sharp Corp.
  • Sheaumann Laser Inc.
  • Siemens A.G.
  • Signify/Philips Lighting
  • Spark Lasers
  • TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  • Toshiba
  • Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
  • Transense Technologies Plc
  • Triquint Semiconductor Inc.
  • Trumpf Gmbh + Co. Kg
  • TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services Plc
  • Universal Display Corp.
  • Ziemer Group Ag

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