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
The Aavishkaar Group announced today The Aavishkaar Group Facility for Humane Actions – in response to the COVID-19 challenge with an INR 2 crore grant, established as part of the Aavishkaar Foundation.
DBS Foundation offers grants between SGD 50,000 and SGD 250,000 to social enterprises who have a product market fit, demonstrated traction in sales and revenue, clear social impact and are ready to scale up.
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.
With the global spread of the COVID-19, and gradual lock downs in cities and countries across Africa, new fears arise – that starvation and hunger are mounting threats for people across continent.
In the article, NextBillion describes how they - as an open platform driven by guest-written articles - will be responding to the topic of Coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.