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Dear friends of the „empowering people. Network”,

It’s been an exciting month for us: The “empowering people. Award” 2015 was launched with a live online event in Munich on July 1st, the first submissions have reached us and we are soon going to present to you some of the most important partners in the realization of the Award – our Jury!

A total of 18 interdisciplinary specialists representing renowned organizations from around the world will assess the different ideas, products, solutions and their business models.

Stay tuned to get to know this expert group and if relevant to you – apply for the “empowering people. Award” 2015.

Besides that our network keeps evolving and organizations are progressing! Each month we are speechless about all the new initiatives and developments - just browse through the articles below!


Articles & Interviews

Technology transfer between two epN- members!

The two epN member organisations Trinysol (Mexico) and AIDFI (Philippines) have met at the "empowering people. Workshop" in Mexico in Dec. 2014 - not even 8 months later the Trinysol engineer Ivan was travelling to the Philippines to learn the technology of the Ram Pump from his Filipino AIDFI counterparts. A real technology exchange within the epNetwork!

Visit the photo gallery here....

Hippo Water Roller on Mount Kilimanjaro

Brendon de Boer, a staunch supporter of the Hippo Water Roller Project, climbed the summit of the highest mountain in Africa with a Hippo Roller to raise awareness and highlight the daily struggle for water faced by so many people in Africa.

You can visit the crowdfunding campaign here or see the project in our database here...

Interview with Martin Aufmuth

The developer of the OneDollarGlasses talks about the concept of his product, local production and how the last "empowering people. Award" has sparked the development of his organisation.

Read more here...

TriCiclos ranked one of the best B-enterprises of the world

In an evaluation conducted among enterprises that gained most points in the "B Impact Assessment", TriCiclos and three other Chilenean cooperations got to be priced 'B Corp Best for the World'.

Visit their project page on our Website here...

How Biogas is Improving Lives in Ethiopia: Focus on the Customer

Colorado State students visited the (B)Energy team and were impressed on their way of approaching the customers in their own environment.

Read more about their impressions here....

SOLARKIOSK is nominated for the 2015 Ecosummit Award

The Ecosummit Award is looking for the Best Smart Green Start-Ups. This year, epN member Solarkiosk is nominated.

We wish all the best and good luck!

See their project page on our website here...


Events, dates & more

Engineering for Change (E4C) Webinar

June 29th, 2015  - 11:00 am EDT or 05:00 pm CET

"Jobs for Change: Engineers Without Borders Around the Globe"

    We would highly recommend this Webinar to everyone interested – also, because it will be presented by our partners “Engineers Without Borders”, Jury Partner for the “empowering people. Award” 2015!

    More information about all Jury members will follow soon!

    Register here...

    SEED Africa Symposium 2015

    September 9th-10th in Nairobi, Kenya

    "Building Bridges for Impact"

    The registration for the SEED Africa Symposium is open! Take part in an international forum for sharing knowledge and experience, establishing partnerships, and developing solutions to stimulate the growth of social and eco-entrepreneurship.

    Register here...

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