Claudia Juech

Innovators Wanted: Insights into Award-Winning Technological Solutions

Innovation occurs daily in the technology sector. To tackle complex social challenges, global foundations look to the tech sector to help deliver as many powerful tools in their arsenal as possible to design novel and useful solutions. Identifying innovations, nurturing innovative capacity and supporting innovators are mechanisms to support ideas for the public good.

Paul Smith Lomas

Interview with Paul Smith Lomas, “empowering people. Award 2015” jury member and Chief Executive of Practical Action.

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. It finds out what people are doing and helps them to do it better. Through technology it enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions – transforming their lives forever […]

Andy Bastable

“Initiatives like the “empowering people. Award” show that you can have an idea and make a difference.”

Oxfam GB is a globally renowned aid and development charity with 70 years of experience, working and campaigning with partners in over 90 countries worldwide. Oxfam and its supporters share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. We chatted with Andy Bastable, “empowering people. Award 2015” jury member and technical […]

Oliver Nachevski

“The competition stimulates the creativity of inventors in designing appropriate technologies for developing and emerging countries.”

We chatted with Oliver Nachevski, President of Engineers Without Borders International about the importance of such an organization and the “empowering people. Award”. Engineers Without Borders – International (EWB-I) is an international federation of national Engineers Without Borders/Ingenieurs Sans Frontiers (EWB/ISF) member associations, whose mission is to facilitate collaboration, exchange of information, and assistance among […]

empowering people. Award 2015

Interview with Carola Schwank

Carola Schwank is the Project Manager of the “empowering people. Award”. First started in 2012, this Award is fast becoming popular in the developmental work community because of the long-term support that is provided not only to winners but also to all promising technical solutions that can help basic supply problems following the close of […]

epOnsite in Bishoftu, Ethiopia

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/09/2015 - 16/09/2015
All Day

Location
Asham Africa Hotel

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Social entrepreneurs face complex challenges in organization, market or administration. To equip teams working onsite, the Network offers skills training and practical advice to help social businesses work more efficiently. The so called empowering people.Onsite is a regionally-based and hands-on program of training opportunities. The epOnsite workshops cover the diverse geographical locations of our epNetwork members and deal with different topics, they provide relevant knowledge and a forum to discuss problems of daily work.

Our latest training took place in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, with members of the epNetwork that are based in Africa.

OneDollarGlasses

Interview with Martin Aufmuth, 1st prize winner in the “empowering people. Award“ 2012

We asked Martin Aufmuth, our first prize winner in 2012, about his project, the latest developments and how winning the Award benefitted him.

Bertil van Vugt

“The Inclusive Business Accelerator supports social entrepreneurs to connect to investors”

Bertil, you are the Director of Strategic Projects at VC4Africa and you are working on the new Inclusive Business Accelerator initiative. Could you give us a brief explanation of what you are doing exactly?

Communications in organizations dedicated to social innovation

During the “empowering people. Onsite” workshop in Bogotá, Colombia, we got to talk to one of the participants, Anita Rivera: Hello Anita. Could you please explain to us what type of organization TriCiclos is and what your part in the organization is?

epOnsite in Bogotá, Colombia

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/05/2015 - 13/05/2015
All Day

Location
Impact Hub

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Social entrepreneurs face complex challenges in organization, market or administration. To equip teams working onsite, the Network offers skills training and practical advice to help social businesses work more efficiently. The so called empowering people.Onsite is a regionally-based and hands-on program of training opportunities. The epOnsite workshops cover the diverse geographical locations of our epNetwork members and deal with different topics, they provide relevant knowledge and a forum to discuss problems of daily work.

Our training about “Communications” took place in Bogotá, Colombia, with members of the epNetwork that are based in Latin America.