BCS News / 2011 - 2012
February 21, 2013
Discussion Series Part II - Community Expectations of Employment and Local Employment Development
January 17, 2013
Discussion Series Part I - Transparency and Accountability: How Can the Information Needs of Communities be Met?
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BCS has been awarded a four-year project by USAID's Office of Education in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment (E3) to strengthen its professional development programs entitled Training Education Sector Teams (TEST). Under TEST, BCS is providing management, advisory and logistical services for the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of classroom training both in Washington and overseas, on-line technical instruction, and a range of complementary components to support training.
February 8, 2012
BCS profiled in the February edition of Maryland
Business Community Synergies Rockville
By Susan Kim, Managing Editor - February 8, 2012; Posted in: MEQ
After years of researching the sometimes rocky relationship between businesses and local communities worldwide, Dr. Rani Parker decided to dedicate her life to exploring how businesses can mitigate risk while helping local communities along the path to development. After earning a Ph.D. from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, she turned her passion for business-community relations into a business with Business Community Synergies (www.bcsynergies.com). Read more....
January 1, 2012
Happy New Year from BCS! To learn about the exciting things that made 2011 special for BCS, click here.
December 12, 2011
Business-Community Synergies (BCS) has just co-released, “Seeking Benefits and Avoiding Conflicts: A Community-Company Assessment of Uganda’s hydrocarbon Industry.” The report culminates a year-long examination of the emerging oil industry in Uganda. Prepared using BCS’s core methodology, the Community-Company Assessment (CCA), the report reflects the effort to build and enhance community capacities to negotiate with multinational companies from a position of strength.
Launched in Kampala on December 1st, by the Honorable Henry Banyenzaki, Minister of State for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President observed that, “the report contained useful information that helped inform government and oil companies to know how they are perceived within the communities they work in and identify areas of intervention to avoid conflict and ensure that people benefit from the presence of the industry in the community.”
For the full Press Release, please click here
For the executive summary of the report, please click here
October 6, 2011
BCS completes its third Assessment of the Shale Gas areas in the U.S. To request more information, click here Learn more about BCS' services at www.bcsynergies.com/services
June 6, 2011
BCS welcomes our 2011 summer intern, Yaio Xiao.
Ms. Xiao will intern at the BCS' Rockville office. She will assist in the daily administration of BCS and on research projects. Born in China, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management and in English Literature from China University of Petroleum. She is now pursuing her Master’s degree in Finance at University of Maryland.
January 6, 2011
US State Department Visits BCS
Frankie Reed, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, accompanied by Matthew Hellman, paid BCS a courtesy visit on January 6th, centered on state department work in East Asia and the Pacific.