Just recently, assistant Minister of Trade and Industry in Botswana mentioned some companies which are not willing to work or purchase Botswana products while they continue making business in Botswana.
This has been an issue ever since, can't we change this for the better as SADEC Trade block?
How do we convince our Business Community on the Regional Integration benefits?
Added by JOSEPH MOJALEFA MABUTHO on May 2, 2016 at 10:33 —
The Province of Laguna is a major investment hub outside of Manila, the Philippine capital. It is home to an ever increasing number of industrial parks, business districts, and residential communities. Laguna Water, subsidiary of Philippine water industry leader Manila Water, is providing water and sanitation services to support the demands of Laguna’s continued growth, and to ensure sustainable development.
Among the sanitation services Laguna Water aims to provide is the Portable… Continue
Added by Fatima Palces Laperal on May 2, 2016 at 3:00 —
As a social entrepreneur, you set out on a journey to create systemic change, shift social mindsets, and start a social movement. Inspiring others to believe in your vision is the first step of this movement. Whether you are at idea stage or looking to scale up your social venture,… Continue
Added by UnLtd India on April 22, 2016 at 6:48 —
In Information Technology, transparency is based on hiding from a user certain information regarding the operations of a system, and only providing the basic info useful to the user. I recall one of the forms of transparency taught, which got me really excited, was Location Transparency, whereby users of a distributed system should not be aware of where a certain resource is physically located.
This really got me thinking, 'If l'm the user of a…
Added by SIB Kenya - The Knowledge Center on April 20, 2016 at 13:30 —
Josh Billings the American Humorist once said "Health is like Money. We never have a true idea of its value until we Lose it." Health is the core of a person, and a society.
Under Chapter Four of the Constitution of Kenya, every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care. The health sector in Kenya plays a major role in providing health services to the… Continue
Added by SIB Kenya - The Knowledge Center on April 18, 2016 at 22:00 —
Entrepreneurship has been viewed by many as the silver-bullet to ending unemployment, with various governments and business persons working towards encouraging the youth to become creative and innovative through identifying opportunities around them and converting them to business ventures.
Entrepreneurship is defined as the ability to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with the risks and still make profits. Many people, especially the… Continue
Added by SIB Kenya - The Knowledge Center on April 15, 2016 at 14:00 —
“A critical feature of the Toilet Board Coalition is its ability to be entrepreneurial, both in identifying bold challenges and in bringing top minds to the table to help solve them. The true power of the TBC is its ability to leverage the knowledge and experience of its members to tackle grand challenges in sanitation. For this, a high level of rigour is required.” Andrew Taylor, Grand Challenges Canada… Continue
Added by Cheryl Hicks on April 15, 2016 at 7:17 —
This month’s Editor’s Choice is a tad unusual. I want to highlight two related reports, one from 2014 and one 2015. The first provides analysis of sanitation models, the second reports progress of a ground-breaking coalition that incorporated that analysis into action.
The pair speak volumes about the need for true innovation that disrupts business and public sector models, the role of partnerships in inclusive business and about what it takes to catalyse market change. They also… Continue
Added by Editor's Choice on April 13, 2016 at 21:28 —
Samagra operates in India, where those who handle human waste are considered "untouchables" by society and as such people willing to work on handling the toilet waste are NOT readily available. There are also government laws that prohibit human handling of waste from dry toilets, thus rendering "canister or cartridge" model of toilet-emptying illegal. Even discussing about toilet waste is considered taboo, let alone usage of the biogas or fertilizer produced from toilet waste.
Added by Swapnil PoopGuy on April 12, 2016 at 21:00 —
I tend to use sanitation business as an example when I want to explain how tough inclusive business is at the BoP. All the normal challenges are magnified in sanitation: lack of product awareness, difference between what consumers ‘want’ and ‘need’, fragmented complex logistics and the need to delineate roles of public, non-profit and private sector, subsidy and profit.
The contributions we have this month on the theme of sanitation are certainly relevant to all of us in inclusive… Continue
Added by Caroline Ashley, Editor on April 12, 2016 at 16:30 —
*by Sarah Schäfer (Inclusive Business Action Network) and Anne-Laure Denis (LafargeHolcim)
Poor housing and living conditions, including inadequate sanitation, still have a huge negative impact on the health status of many people worldwide. Today 2.4 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines, at least 1.8 billion people have to use drinking water that is fecally contaminated and nearly 1,000 children die each day due to… Continue
Added by Sarah Schäfer on April 12, 2016 at 12:30 —
At WSUP, we believe that our work has a wide range of impacts. Although many of these are logically straightforward, they can be very difficult to value in practice. How do you measure the wider impact on health, the economy and general wellbeing associated with providing a person with clean water?
Total Impact Measurement and Management (TIMM) is a valuation method developed by PwC (for more information, click here). Using welfare economic… Continue
Added by Madeleine Stottor on April 11, 2016 at 12:30 —
The sanitation market in a rural context offers very different challenges to the urban setting. The blog by Simon Brossard of Hystra, outlines the next generation of sanitation businesses, and provides a good overview of both urban and rural models with practical examples.
Having reviewed a range of rural sanitation initiatives, as part of wider work for the World Bank on… Continue
Added by Carolin Schramm on April 11, 2016 at 11:00 —
Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya - The Knowledge Center is a result of a fruitful partnership between The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and MVO Nederland (CSR The Netherlands) with the… Continue
Added by SIB Kenya - The Knowledge Center on April 11, 2016 at 11:00 —
In January 2016 The Toilet Board Coalition launched the first corporate accelerator program to facilitate private sector engagement and mentorship to sanitation businesses and entrepreneurs serving low-income markets. The Toilet… Continue
Added by Alexandra Knezovich on April 11, 2016 at 6:30 —
What is the role of business in addressing the Global Sanitation Crisis? The crisis is clear - 2.4 billion people without access to improved sanitation is unacceptable. Solutions have been more elusive. In 2014 a group of global businesses, with an interest in ensuring universal access to sanitation, came together with key stakeholders to provide a business view on potential solutions to activate and accelerate universal access to sanitation by 2030 – the UN Sustainable… Continue
Added by Alexandra Knezovich on April 11, 2016 at 5:30 —
Why should the public sector subsidise the private sector?
Why subsidise the private sector with aid? This was the question discussed at a workshop I chaired recently at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The question posed by ODI is this: can we better understand the rationale and value for money of spending aid money on support to the private sector by looking at
i. the effective subsidy that DFID or other donors put in (the gap between a… Continue
Added by Caroline Ashley, Editor on April 9, 2016 at 10:00 —
Miller Center’s GSBI, sponsored by GE's healthymagination commitment, seeks to help social entrepreneurs dedicated to the health of moms and children in sub-Saharan
Africa through providing in depth Silicon Valley executive mentorship and practical curriculum—all cost free for the entrepreneur.
Apply to GE’s Healthymagination Mother & Child programs before May 18, 2016.
Please direct… Continue
Added by Marie Haller on April 8, 2016 at 20:30 —
In Nairobi’s Tassia slum Rechol Njoki owns fifteen residential compounds, each housing 10-12 families. In the summer of 2015, Rechol learned that Sanergy was diversifying their distribution models and was now working with landlords to provide their tenants with secure 24-hour access to hygienic sanitation within their residential compounds.
Intrigued by the residential model, Rechol talked to Fresh Life Sales Associate Roselyne Okemwa about the benefits of having Fresh Life Toilets… Continue
Added by Medora Brown on April 8, 2016 at 19:30 —
With the launch of the SDGs, a far more ambitious and complete set of goals than the MDGs, we must think beyond designing bespoke solutions to address a single issue.
The world is a complex network of causes and effects, where any ‘cause’ can create multiple ‘effects’ across multiple systems. Society is constructed in this causal way. This is why the SDGs greatly impact one another, therefore in order to solve the SDGs in the most effective way,… Continue
Added by Bradley Heslop on April 8, 2016 at 17:00 —