Inclusive business in the news

In this section we collect note-worthy inclusive business updates

In this section, we will update you with announcements from the ecosystem of inclusive business, pre-selected according to their relevance for inclusive business ventures.

List: IB in the news

31. Mar 2020
Call for Applications: Agribusiness Accelerator Programme

The Agribusiness Accelerator Programme targets Nigerian agribusiness entrepreneurs (Founders, CEOs and Owner-managers) whose businesses are currently at growth stage and who are looking to scale their business expand, their market reach and attract potential investors and strategic partners. Programme duration is 4-6 months and includes a one-week accelerator bootcamp, interactive workshops, consulting sessions, business support services, one-on-one and group mentoring sessions with a team of seasoned sector faculty members and advisors.

COVID-19: Crisis Management Resources

This page contains links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship stands ready to help social enterprises navigate the significant challenges they are facing. Like any major natural disaster, the coronavirus will have a significant impact on workers, businesses, and the economy.

How can business support the most vulnerable in value chains and communities in the face of COVID-19?

Business Fights Poverty is coordinating an urgent process across businesses to accelerate local action and support real-time best-practice learning across markets. The work, led by Myriam Sidibe, renowned handwashing expert, is anchored in national business coalition campaigns in Kenya and other markets. At the global level, we are collaborating with a growing coalition of business networks, including Business Partners for Sustainable Development. 

16. Mar 2020
Call for Applications: Orange Social Venture Prize

Orange Group supports social business initiatives associating New Information and Communications Technologies in Africa and the Middle East. As such, Orange Group has launched a "social venture" competition which will reward projects to launch a new product or a new service which meets the triple objective of participation in societal development, the development of an innovative offering and the integration of digital technologies in the entrepreneurial dynamic.

9. Mar 2020
African start-ups: Grow your business with Airbus!

Is your business creating value in the agriculture and infrastructure sectors in Africa? Could remote sensing technologies significantly advance your offering? Then this edition of #africa4future is for you! Apply to this unique accelerator before March 14 to grow your business and explore collaboration opportunities with Airbus and GIZ!

28. Feb 2020
Call for applications to BRILHO’s Market Development Fund

BRILHO is a five-year programme, 2019 - 2024, that will catalyse Mozambique’s off-grid energy market in order to provide clean and affordable energy solutions to the country’s off-grid population. BRILHO’s overall goal is to improve and increase energy access for people and businesses, leading to money saving, better well-being and livelihood opportunities for the low income population.