August 31, 2016

Connect to Grow: The case of Sparkles Water in Uganda

Connect Partnership Manager, Ellen Carey recently supported Denis Kimbugwe, the CEO of Sparkles Water in Kampala, to travel to India to meet with 4 different Indian businesses in the water purification sector. Sparkles Water is a Ugandan social enterprise dedicated to providing clean, affordable water to the urban areas of […]
August 31, 2016

Agromite and Partners recieve £37,500 from Connect to Grow to implement their pilot proposal

By Charlotte Brown On 1st July 2016, Connect to Grow decided to invest £37,500 into Agromite Limited and its partners’ proposed pilot project in Ghana. The pilot project is going to be implemented during the next six months and expects to test the new technology in Ghana, the market for […]
August 29, 2016

Looking for financial and technical support to help grow your business?

Through numerous interactions with entrepreneurs on the Connect to Grow programme and other initiatives, we have found that a major challenge for enterprises working at the Base of the Pyramid is accessing the right kind of financial and technical support to grow their businesses. A large number of support organisations […]
August 26, 2016

Agribusiness incubation in Uganda and sub Saharan Africa, the missing links

In Uganda, agribusiness – more than any other industry – has the potential to reduce poverty and drive economic growth. The agricultural sector is a major source of food supply, income and livelihood for over 70% of the rural population in the country and is an important contributor to foreign […]
August 25, 2016

epOnsite in Montevideo: The impact of peer-learning spaces on growing enterprises

By Clara Hidrón, Founder Reflejarse and Anais Mangin, international consultant and associate at adelphi Entrepreneurs are, by definition, creative, hardworking and determined people; they have a clear goal and will do everything in their power to attain it. This is perhaps why, no matter how much work it is, we […]
August 19, 2016
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Is environmental impact a key element of Inclusive Business solutions?

Inclusive Business (IB) brings many solutions to fulfil basic needs of society. IB practitioners focus on triple bottom line to design solutions. The People, Profit and Planet. The social impact and business profitability come in a very short time. Since the environmental impact comes after long time, many professionals cannot figure out the […]
August 16, 2016
An Opportunity when Development Collide.

Where in the World should we go?

A decade of advocacy, tons of opportunities but many goals have not been achieved in the Philippines development plan.  Why?  This proposal is the latest attempt to integrate a program to local government development plans, co-creating a social enterprise “Turning Garbage into Trees”.  Read the proposal from Restore Green Movement Alliance […]
August 16, 2016

A life-changing ‘encounter’

I would begin with a quote of Michael Young, founder of SSE and he said, ‘Everybody has the capacity to be remarkable’. And my faith in this statement becomes stronger whenever I interact with a group of people discussing ideas. I have often wondered what the buzz around ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ […]
August 11, 2016

Welcome to: Making PPPs work: a practical day to make your PPP more effective

On September 15, PPPLab is organising a practical day of exchange, application and design for those working in public-private partnerships. Topics covered are to help you discover tools and insights to make your partnership more effective, whatever your role is. The day will consist of sessions covering themes like financing […]
August 9, 2016

Welcome to the 4th annual Inclusive Business Forum – Stockholm, Sweden

‘People, planet and prosperity through partnership’ is the theme for the 2016 edition of the Inclusive Business Forum, the 4th annual. The Forum will address how we can reach the targets for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the implementation of inclusive business strategies; strategies formed in partnership across sectors […]