Low-tech Solutions Fight Hunger

Hamid Oubir lives with his family in a small village in northern Morocco. To sell his produce in the market, he has to make his way to the nearest town early in the morning several times a week. If Hamid Oubir wants to avoid the fruits and vegetables from getting spoilt he needs to make […]

Soluciones de baja tecnología para luchar contra el hambre

Hamid Oubir vive con su familia en una pequeña localidad del norte de Marruecos. Para vender sus productos en el mercado, necesita ir a la ciudad más cercana a primera hora de la mañana varias veces a la semana. Si Hamid Oubir quiere evitar que las frutas y verduras se echen a perder, tiene que […]

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.

Enhancing Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs – What Should Financial Institutions Do?

Entrepreneurs can be segmented along several dimensions such as education, experience, income and geographic location. While these characteristics are certainly important, one key, often-overlooked characteristic is gender. While enterprises play a crucial role in economic development, the financial (and other) needs of those enterprises are all too frequently ignored. And this is particularly true for […]

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Emprendeduría educativa #2: videolibros en lengua de signos

En la primera parte de esta serie de blogs de emprendeduría educativa hablamos con Isabel Sheinman sobre el proyecto “Library for All”, cuyo objetivo es poner el conocimiento y las oportunidades al alcance de los niños de los países en vías de desarrollo con acceso limitado a materiales educativos. Hoy vamos a presentarle a otro […]

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Edupreneurship #2: Videobooks in Sign Language

In the first part of this Edupreneurship blog series we talked with Isabel Sheinman about the “Library for All” project that aims to unlock knowledge and opportunities for children in developing countries with limited access to educational materials. Today we introduce you to another member of the empowering people. Network: Silvana Bonnet from Canales Associatión […]

Nonviolent self-defense

La violencia sexual apesta

Un brazalete que emite un olor repelente en caso de emergencia y protege a su portador en caso de un ataque – con esta innovadora contribución a la prevención de la violencia sexual, el “brazalete invi” fue elegido como el ganador del premio empowering people. Award 2016 de la Fundación Siemens Stiftung.

Nonviolent self-defense

Sexual Violence Stinks

A bracelet that emits a repellent smell in an emergency, protecting the wearer from attack – with this innovative contribution to preventing sexual violence, the “invi bracelet” was the winner of Siemens Stiftung’s empowering people. Award in 2016.

White Elephant

El elefante blanco

Según el Diccionario Oxford, un elefante blanco es “una posesión inútil o problemática, especialmente una que es costosa de mantener o de la que es difícil deshacerse”. No había oído esta expresión hasta mi visita a la comunidad de Conejo en Colombia. Todo comenzó cuando la fundación Siemens Stiftung y el MIT D-Lab decidieron probar […]

White Elephant

The White Elephant

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a white elephant is “a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of.” I hadn’t heard about this idiom until my visit to Conejo in Colombia. It all started when the Siemens Stiftung and MIT D-Lab decided to test their […]