News from the Inclusive Business Action Network

Feb 2016: Call for Proposal - Strategic Advisory Programme (Closed)

IBAN, the Regional Inclusive Business Hub (RIBH) MENA and the Centre of Partnerships for Development (CAD) are launching the Strategic Advisory Programme on Inclusive Business. Specifically designed for Egyptian companies in the FMCG sector, the programme aims to closely collaborate with dedicated companies to develop and further improve their inclusive busi-ness and partnership strategy.

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Dec 2016: IBAN has now a regional presence in West-Africa!

One month ago, IBAN’s new regional manager for West-Africa successfully started its work in Accra, Ghana. The regional manager acts as local broker for actors working in inclusive business in West-Africa and fosters and supports the implementation of inclusive business models throughout the region. It is the first regional presence of IBAN being located outside the Headquarter in Bonn, Germany. Building on IBAN’s prior activities in Ghana and Nigeria the sectoral focus in West-Africa will lie on inclusive business in the affordable housing as well as renewable energy sector. The new regional presence not only ensures the proper establishment of regional networks but also seeks to offer dedicated services for the needs of businesses as well as other actors involved in inclusive business. The main service offerings are:

  • Enabling networking and partnerships between businesses as well as between private sector and other actors to create synergies.
  • Facilitating access to knowledge and information on the inclusive business landscape and ecosystem in West-Africa.
  • Raising the level of awareness on inclusive business and transferring regional best practices, learnings and challenges to the global level and broader networks.

IBAN is focusing on complementarity in the Inclusive Business ecosystem and is excited to facilitate and enter new partnerships. Hence, at the beginning we concentrate on getting to know the various actors in the region. For more information please contact Mr. Andreas Hoth (, IBAN Regional Manager for West-Africa.