• Submit now!

    Deadline extended!

    The deadline for submission to the "empowering people. Award" has been extended! The Award is looking for simple technological solutions to improve basic supply and combat poverty! Submit now!
  • Have a look at the jury!

    International Jury of the #epA2015

    Have a look at the high-class international jury that will select the winners of the "empowering people. Award 2015"!Have a look at the jury!
  • epOnsite in Bogotá 2015

    epOnsite in Bogotá 2015

    Following a pilot in Uganda in September 2014, our next "empowering people. Onsite" training took place in Bogotá, Colombia.epOnsite in Bogotá 2015
  • Read the study online

    Taking the Pulse

    Recent large-scale survey releases key recommendations that can increase social enterprises’ contribution to poverty alleviation.Read the study online
  • Find more Solutions here

    Looking for smart technical solutions?

    The "empowering people. Network" supports a wide rage of organizations who try to solve basic needs problems through the use of smart technologies. Find more Solutions here
  • The "empowering people. Network"

    The "empowering people. Network"

    Welcome to the network! Learn more about the constantly growing possibilities within the network and discover the amazing innovations in the Solutions section!
  • The key to tech breakthroughs? Love

    The key to tech breakthroughs? Love

    Read more about the importance of considering motherly love in development work. Jane Chen shares her experiences..... Articles & Interviews
  • Help for amputees: ReMotion Knee

    Help for amputees: ReMotion Knee

    Read how the Remotion Knee from D-Rev (@d_rev_org) helps amputees to pursue their dreams. An interview with Samuel Hamner....
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Submit your idea until January 15, 2016 to the Award and run for the main prize of 50,000 Euro!



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Nominate a winning solution to the “empowering people. Award 2015” and you could win yourself a trip to the Award Ceremony in 2016!

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Presenta tu idea para el galardón hasta el 15 de enero de 2016 y compite por el premio mayor de 50.000 euros.



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Our last epOnsite training took place in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, from September 13-16. Together with members of the epNetwork we discussed approaches about how to identify the customer and how market research methods can be useful.

Follow up on the workshop here: #epOnsite

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The "empowering people. Network" promotes appropriate technological solutions for the major areas of basic supply in developing regions. It provides a ground for partnership, consultancy, research, technology transfer and entrepreneurial thinking...

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Solutions Database

New technical solutions and innovations which offer simple and intelligent approaches to basic need problems in developing countries, are available now in our Solutions Database.
And more are yet to come! Stay tuned.

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Network Update

October 30th, 2015

This month's update features the ongoing "empowering people. Award" and lots of other interesting stories from out network.

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