Tools and training for inclusive business

Gain knowledge, develop your skills and exchange with your peers!

iBAN provides learning events in a range of formats ‚Äď from customised face-to-face trainings to self-learning or accompanied online courses about inclusive business topics. ¬†All iBAN trainings are implemented by highly skilled experts with long-term experience working with companies and policymakers.¬†


Trainings for companies

In 2019, iBAN is going to implement the following trainings for companies that offer solutions to specific inclusive business challenges (among others): 

iBAN & the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)

In partnership with iBAN, AVPN is implementing a 3-part programme to raise awareness of the concept of inclusive business, train inclusive businesses in becoming impact-investment ready, and explore how capital providers can fit inclusive businesses into their portfolios. The programme concludes with a matchmaking session at the annual AVPN conference. 

More about AVPN 

iBAN & Grow Asia

In 2019, in partnership with iBAN, Grow Asia implements a Human Centred Design Training in rural areas of Indonesia. The training took place over three days and allowed business leaders and technology vendors to meet with farmers and to design and improve their digital solution as well as their business model.

Furthermore, partnering with  iBAN, Grow Asia will also hold digital learning events every two months, starting 12 March. The series targets business leaders who are seeking to understand how they can use technologies in inclusive business projects and value chains. The events will take place in Singapore, but will be distributed across the region as a teleconference and a video/podcast.

The next event will take place:

  • 16 September2019, on corporate - startup partnerships

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iBAN & the Global Distributors Collective (GDC)

In partnership with iBAN, the Global Distributor Collective will organise a series of regional learning and collaboration events in East Africa to facilitate knowledge exchange, learning, matchmaking, and access to product and service information among local distribution companies.

The first event took place in Kampala from 22 - 23 July. The purpose of the event is to bring last mile distribution companies together to network, collaborate, share learning and workshop strategies with experts.

More about the GDC

iBAN & the Green Innovation Centre (GIC) Ethiopia

Together with the Green Innovation Centre in Ethiopia, iBAN offers a tailor made training programme about the topic of supply chain management for selected wheat processing companies that include low-income earners into their value chain. The face-to-face training will be followed by an implementation phase, supported by a national consultant. 

The first company training was conducted in Ethiopia in May 2019.

Trainings for policymakers

The iBAN capacity development programme supports policymakers to improve and develop enabling framework conditions for inclusive businesses while integrating private sector into their development plans.


iBAN supports the ASEAN community with capacity development programme on inclusive business policy, notably on determining how IB can contribute towards the objectives of the ASEAN Strategic Action Plan on Small and Medium Enterprise Development (SAPSMED). The programme consists of three policy fora, webinars, an online platform for exchange and consultancy for the implementation of national IB action plans. 

Until now, iBAN has conducted two policy fora:

  • 5 -7 June 2018, 1st ASEAN Inclusive Business Policy Forum- Singapore
  • 7- 8 November 2018, 2nd ASEAN Inclusive Business Policy Forum - ¬†Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

In 2019, iBAN will organise the 3rd and final ASEAN IB Policy Forum.

If you are interested in the iBAN training offers or have any question, kindly reach out to Katharina Banz, Coordinator of Operations.