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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 […]

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 […]

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?

Mario Davila

Social Entrepreneurship in Mexico – 5 Questions to Mario Davila

Mario, last November, you took part in the “Grameen Social Business Research Conference” in Mexico City. There was a vast agreement among the participants that there is still a lot to be done in the social business sector in Latin America. What core challenges are Mexico and other countries in Latin America facing in that […]

WADI

Can you use sunlight to clean water? The smile on WADI says “yes”

Contaminated Water is still one of the main causes for the diseases of millions of people worldwide. We’ve asked Lukas Landerl from HELIOZ some questions about it.

4 Questions to Gang Chen of the Desert Greenhouse Project

1.  How did you come up with the idea of building a Desert Green House? Gang Chen: There exist several hundred thousands of small green houses

Interview with Grant Gibbs, founder of the Hippo Water Roller Project

The Hippo Water Roller seems to be as simple as it is ingenious. How and why did the inventors Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker come up with this solution?