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Dear friends and members of the empowering people. Network,

In a few days the Online-Voting for the Community Prize of the empowering people. Award will be open. Then your expertise in the development field and your personal commitment to the empowering people idea is urgently needed! Please stay tuned, screen the empowering people. Network on Social Media – and rate for your favorite project!

Our Network remains vibrant - learn about latest developments of epN member organizations, meet single entrepreneurs and read their Stories about us, enjoy inspiring articles and have a look at interesting upcoming events and dates.

Your epNetwork team


Stories about us - How to tell your business narrative

People ask for data, but believe in stories. But how can the development of your business be told as a fascinating adventure story? We are convinced that social entrepreneurs can use storytelling to reach out to their network and to gain new insights into the development of their business. Therefore we have launched the new Stories about us series!

Find the stories of the three epNetwork members TRIEX, The Fish Farm and Echo Mobile here and see how fascinating your business narrative can be if you tell your story.


Exciting news from the "empowering people. Award"

The excitement is building: on August 16 we will announce the 23 finalists to the empowering people. Award 2015/2016.

More than 800 inventors from 88 countries submitted their solutions to the competition. The best entries will be awarded prizes totaling 200.000 Euros at the Award Ceremony on October 6 in Berlin. All 23 winners will be offered membership in the international empowering people. Network.

Read more about the Award here. ...And stay tuned!


Articles & Interviews

The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business

The Practitioner Hub is an online platform that provides practical information plus insight and good practice for practitioners and facilitators of inclusive business - business models that combine commercial and social return.

Find more information here.

"Making Life Ezyer" - EzyStove

About 3 billion of the world’s population have to cook meals over an open fire everyday and go on long and exhausting treks to collect firewood. epNetwork member EzyStove offers these people an easier way to get things done! Ziki Odotte from Cleanleap interviewed EzyStove users.

Read the whole article on our Blog.

Book - "Rethink, Retool, Reboot - Technology as if people and planet mattered"

In his recently published book, "Rethink, Retool, Reboot", Simon Trace critically assesses the lack of access to fundamental technologies of a fifth of the world’s population on the one hand, and the threat of an unfettered use of technology to a sustainable future on the other hand.

Find further information and get the book here.

Ideo's Amplify Challenge winner SimGas

empowering people. Network member SimGas has won the prestigious Ideo Amplify Challenge with its Biogas Milk Chiller Solution. The SimGas off-grid biogas milk chiller uses biogas generated from cow manure to allow smallholder farmers to preserve milk at standards accepted by international milk buyers. Learn more about the solution and its participation in the challenge here.


Assess your business performance with SAMforSE

Watch the video

You want to know how the free SAMforSE self-assessment tool for social entrepreneurs works? Watch a brief video with all the answers here!

Get started!

Want to know if your social enterprise is doing well or if you could improve in order to make your enterprise more efficient? Use SAMforSE to assess your company or organization!


Events, Dates & More

"MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Innovate for Refugees" Competition - Apply now!

The "MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Innovate for Refugees" Competition is searching for tech-driven solutions that address the most acute hardships faced by refugees - including healthcare, food, shelter, security, education and energy. The five most innovovative solutions will be awarded prizes of $20,000 each.

Submission deadline: September 1, 2016. Find more information and apply here.

ANDE Annual Conference- Registration Now Open

Each year, the ANDE (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs) Annual Conference is the largest gathering of ANDE members from around the globe. The event is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations. The conference will take place from September 26-28, 2016.

Find further details and register here.

UBS Social Innovators 2016 - Apply until 31 August!

UBS launches an international search for trailblazing social innovators. UBS Social Innovators will select high-potential social enterprises that address some of society’s most pressing challenges and, over the course of a year, support them to scale up their operations and impact.

Application deadline August 31, 2016. Find more information here.

ChangemakerXchange in Southern Africa - Apply until 12 August!

The ChangemakerXchange is a global collaboration platform for young social entrepreneurs. It gathers international changemakers at summits around the world for the exchange and co-creation of ideas. The next ChangemakerXchange is seeking powerful solutions to fight corruption in Africa’s land sector and will take place October 2-5, 2016.

Aplications close on August 12, 2016. Find further details here.

SAWIT Challenge - Deadline extended until 16 August!

How would you help independent palm oil farmers in Indonesia work more efficiently and sustainably? SAWIT is a new partnership working to identify and foster breakthrough ideas that help independent smallholder farmers produce palm oil sustainably. Submit your solution to the SAWIT Challenge until 16 August!

Read more here.

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