Javier Ayala

Javier Ayala serves as SNV’s Corporate Lead of Inclusive Business.

As a global pioneer in the Inclusive Business field, SNV has focused its efforts on advancing this approach, an entrepreneurial initiative, recognizing the private sector's strategic role in development, while not losing sight of the ultimate goal of business, namely generating profit, which creates the pillars for sustainability and scalability.

Javier is the Multi-Country Program Manager of the Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund, which is a specialized fund designed to identify and invest in innovative Inclusive Business models in four sectors -agriculture, energy, WASH and ICT- that deliver both commercial benefits for the company and social impact for the low income population in Cambodia, Uganda, Zambia and Ethiopia including job creation, income improvements and access to affordable goods and services.

He has over 10 years of experience in Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, Market access, financial brokering and socioeconomic research having worked in a large variety of inclusive business initiatives, from agribusiness to mobile banking initiatives in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Javier is an economist, and holds a Master degree in Development Economics and International Cooperation, from the University of Rome, and is a certified Innovation and Entrepreneurship Professional from the Stanford University.

Innovations and women

Eco-friendly women entrepreneurs

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund* supports private sector initiatives that bring innovations on the market to tackle poverty, with a special focus in the inclusion of women and youth.

Eco Group Ltd, a local business in Uganda, with the support of IAP addresses health and income increase needs for low income women and their families, deforestation and CO2 reduction.

Read more and enjoy the interactive VR videos about this exciting innovation of locally manufactured cook stoves that use volcanic rocks for fuel (reducing ~75% of wood or charcoal consumption) in this interactive pageflow story:

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*IAP is a challenge fund capitalized by Sida and managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in collaboration with IB Sweden and BoP Inc. To find out more about our work or this case in particular you can find our contact details here: http://innovationsagainstpoverty.org/contact-us/

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Javier Ayala

IAP Fund - Multi-Country Manager