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Dear friends and members of the empowering people. Network,

In our April Update you will discover not only the latest news about your peers in the empowering people. Network but also interesting learning offers and opportunities for you and your organization – Explore and apply!


empowering people. Network team


Webinar on how to approach investors - Register now!

How to find investors for your organization's growth

Join us in the final webinar of our webinar series for social entrepreneurs. The topic will be: “How to approach investors when looking for growth capital”.

Date/Time: 10 May 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CET).

Find further information and register here!


Volunteer your skills with the support of Siemens Stiftung!

The epExpert Service by Siemens Stiftung connects highly skilled professionals to epNetwork member organizations in the field that need specific expertise. Accepted Experts will have their travel costs and lodging covered. Apply now for these new positions:

  • Senior Electronics Engineer at epAward winner Bempu in India - Apply here!
  • Health Communications Expert at epAward winner Bempu in India - Apply here!
  • Logistics Consultant at TakaTaka Solutions in Kenya - Apply here!

Find further information about the epExpert Service here.


News from the Network and Beyond

epOnsite training in Ghana - Delving into the customers' needs

From 29 March to 1 April, 20 innovators from all over Africa came together at our epOnsite in Ghana to learn about Market Research and Customer Relations. Sabine, senior project manager and project coordinator of the epOnsite, gives personal insights into the training in this blogpost.

Webinar video: What to consider when getting your business plan ready

On 29 March we hosted the third webinar of our new webinar series for social entrepreneurs. The topic was: "What to consider when getting your business plan ready". Watch the whole webinar here.

The new Siemens Stiftung Annual Report is online

Our annual report is out! Read about our project’s international approach and impact, local hubs and global networks. Find the full annual report in English, Spanish and German here.

Article: The five characteristics of an inclusive economy

What is an inclusive economy, and how do we know if we’re making progress towards it, globally, nationally, locally and across our incredibly different contexts? The Rockefeller Foundation addresses five characteristics of an inclusive economy in this article.


Events, Dates and More

The Water Abundance XPRIZE - Register until 28 April!

The Water Abundance XPRIZE is a $1.75 million competition, challenging teams to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that revolutionize access to fresh water by extracting water from the atmosphere. Learn more and register here.

UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017 – Apply until 1 May!

The global innovation Lab UNLEASH invites the world's 1000 most innovative minds to gather in Denmark, August 2017 to create new solutions to the Social Development Goals. Travel and accommodation expenses are covered. Find further information and apply here.

Online Course: Access to Impact Investment for Social Enterprises

This 8-week Online Course explains how the access to impact investment for social enterprises will typically unfold in real life. The program starts on 3 May. Find further information and register here.

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