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    epN joins Practical Impact Alliance

    The „empowering people. Network” joined the Practical Impact Alliance of the D-Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) The MIT Practical Impact Alliance (PIA), an initiative launched by D-Lab in 2014, brings together leaders from diverse organizations with aligned missions ...Read more
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    Coaching Program extended!

    SAMforSE is a tool specifically developed to cater the need of social enterprises to analyze their ecosystem and business model. It provides quick insights about organization’s value creation, social performance and other key aspects of social enterprises.Use the SAMforSE now...
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    SAMforSE

    SAMforSE is a tool specifically developed to cater the need of social enterprises to analyze their ecosystem and business model. It provides quick insights about organization’s value creation, social performance and other key aspects of social enterprises.Use the SAMforSE now...
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    Download: IRENE|SEE publication

    In March 2016 the international research network came to its end and the book on “Entrepreneurial solutions for social challenges. Lessons from the International Research Network on Social Economic Empowerment” was published.Download pdf
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    The submission period is over....

    ... but the Award just began. Get first insights about where most submissions come from, which continent provided most entrepreneurs etc...Read more
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    Submission period is closed!

    The submission period of the "empowering people. Award" 2015 ended. Your submissions are now evaluated by our expert evaluation team.Read more
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    Bootcamp on Inclusive Innovation

    Join the online Bootcamp on Inclusive Innovation! Discover, define, develop and deliver the next breakthrough innovation for BoP markets.Register now!
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    epOnsite in Panaruban

    Finally in Asia! In March we conducted a workshop on "Market Research & Customer Insights" in Indonesia with epNetwork members from the region and with great support of IBEKA and our partner adelphi.Read more
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    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!
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    Taking the Pulse

    Recent large-scale survey releases key recommendations that can increase social enterprises’ contribution to poverty alleviation.Read the study online
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    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
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Award 2015

The "empowering people. Award" closed its doors at January 15th, 2016. Our experts team will now evaluate all submissions and the Award Ceremony will take place in October 2016. Stay tuned!

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SAMforSE

Assess yourself using the SAMforSE tool and find out what areas of your business may need improvement. The SAMforSE tool provides valuable input...

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epOnsite

Our latest training took place in Montevideo, Uruguay beginning of June 2016. With members from the epNetwork we discussed approaches to "Market Research". You can already have some impression of the workshop.

 

 

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Exploring Social Enterprises

Our first large-scale survey, conducted in cooperation with Zeppelin University, provides exploratory data about the organization and financing of social enterprises from 286 social enterprises and 148 social investors.

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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

May 2016

This month's "empowering people. Update" features the SAMforSE and lots of other interesting stories from our network.

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