Articles from guest bloggers

About the Courage to Keep Organizational Structures Agile

“I learned the value of investing time in managing my organization’s structure, as this has a direct impact on all staff and the company’s future”, says Wesley Meier, founder of EOS International and a member of empowering people. Network (epNetwork). Inspired by epNetwork’s workshop on organizational development in 2017, Wesley and his team have been […]

Low-tech Solutions More Likely to be Rooted in Communities

‘No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;’ a sentiment by English metaphysical poet John Donne in the early 17th century might well be a prophecy for our current times. We know that ‘freak’ wildfires in California do not have ramifications for the United […]

One Stop Source to Make Evidence-Based Tech & Procurement Decisions

If you were asked to point out some commonalities between Western India and South of Haiti – will you have more points of differences over similarities? The former is among the more prosperous provinces of the world’s fastest-growing major economy, the latter has been in news recently owing to adverse weather conditions. Geographies, demographics, economics, […]

A More Sustainable Way to Better Support Global Development

At the empowering people. Network, we are often asked this question by our followers: How can I best support international development? In this article, we try to give an overview of several thoughts and approaches into this complex topic.

Holacracy: A Big Bang Approach to Self-Organization

Holacracy! A turnkey system for self-organization. Looking at multinational corporations like ENGIE to SMEs like the BoP innovation Center or Springest, I have had the privilege to be both an observer of the implementation of Holacracy and a first-hand user at the BoP Innovation Center where I was working. Despite a fair bit of criticism […]

Small is beautiful!

“Small is beautiful”, these words from Joseph Schumpeter, one of the most influential management thinkers of the 20th century, have always resonated with me. That’s why I love to work with entrepreneurs on developing their ventures further. And often I hear that these organizations should stay small (which in a way I agree with) and […]

The empowering people. Network made it! #impactengineered

The Impact.Engineered Event by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Engineering for Change (E4C) is the 1st annual awards forum for the highest honours in social impact and social innovation. This time the empowering people. Network won the award for Corporate Philanthropy Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Rethink, Retool, Reboot: technology as if people and planet mattered

Technology as if people and planet mattered – by Simon Trace

With a short foreword of the epNetwork team: As member of the empowering people. Award jury in 2012, Simon evaluated many of the varied low-tech products and solutions entered. In his role as then CEO of Practical Action, he was able to identify the value and sustainability of these innovative technologies in developing regions. His […]

Duncan Onyango

Voices from the jury: Duncan Onyango

The African economy has experienced a trend in recent years with Kenya’s increasing number of innovation start-ups, providing solutions to business problems.

Post #1 – Are you ready for more?

A rich source of facts, experiences, opinions and impressions around impact technology and entrepreneurship – The new epN-Blog is the place where our Network, friends and experts come together It’s time and we’re ready. Welcome to our brand-new empowering people. Network-blog that will provide you with more insights, live communication and discussions of relevant topics!