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Dear friends and members of the empowering people. Network,

We are counting down the hours until tomorrow night when we will finally know who are the top winners of the empowering people. Award.

But before, everybody is very focused on the challenges of Organizational Development at our empowering people. Workshop where our current finalists are working together with more than 20 longstanding members of the empowering people. Network from around the world.

You can follow all developments on the ground on our facebook page and also by using the #epAward hashtag.

Stay tuned - we're super excited for tomorrow!

Your epNetwork team


epAward Ceremony on 6 October - Join us live

Follow us via livestream!

Want to know the winners of the empowering people. Award 2015/2016?
Tune in via livestream and meet the finalists, see their intelligent technical solutions for sustainable change and enjoy an entertaining evening with inspiring international innovators and players in the field of development.

Join our livestream via Facebook on 6 October, 6:30 p.m.

Visit the "Solutions Walk" in Berlin!

In Berlin in the morning of 6 October?
Come visit our "Solutions Walk", where we’ll be showcasing all 23 finalists’ solutions. Meet the finalists and see their solutions in an exhibition that presents shortlisted technologies, products, models or visualizations of the solutions! The exhibition is open for the public and part of the Tag der Stiftungen.

Visit us @LaLuz, Oudenarderstr. 16-20, Berlin, on 6 October 2016, 09:00 a.m. - 14:00 p.m..


Articles & Interviews

UNHCR Innovation Lab: Liter of Light 

The Energy Lab from UNHCR finds the most suitable technology to meet the energy needs of refugees and those forcibly displaced at the community level. Find out how epNetwork member Liter of Light is harnessing the skills of refugees to meet their energy needs in this exciting article.

Three Keys to Scaling Technology in Africa 

Nextbillion has put it in nutshell. Learn a few key elements to successfully scaling technology by the example of Mama Rescue, a cloud-based transport voucher and emergency dispatch system improving access to transport for mothers in rural Uganda, here.

Female social entrepreneurs - Asian women lead the way!

Where are women playing a leading role as social entrepreneurs? In Asia! In Philippines women fare best when taking into account representation in leadership roles in social enterprises. Learn more about the exciting female social entrepreneurship movement in Asia here.

Food, shelter and connectivity: Helping to meet the basic needs of today’s refugees

A new research from Accenture and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, underscores the need for connectivity—and identifies three areas crucial to delivering it: Availability, Affordability and Usability.

Read the whole article here.


Impressions from our Storytelling Workshop at the SEED Africa Symposium in Nairobi

Almost 50 participants joined our Storytelling Workshop at the SEED Africa Symposium in Nairobi on 29 September. First social entrepreneur and epNetwork member Alan Fleming told his inspiring "story" and the story of The Fish Farm - Then it was the participants' turn to work on their core stories.

Want to read Alan Fleming’s whole story and learn about the power of storytelling? Follow the link.


Events, Dates and More

The empowering people. Award Ceremony in Berlin - Be there via livestream!

Find out the results of the empowering people. Award on our Livestream on 6 October, 2016.  As from 6:30 p.m. (CET) you can follow all the latest as it unfolds at the Award Ceremony in Berlin. Experience the innovations and meet the people behind them! Don't miss it! To be informed on the livestream join us on Facebook!

SenseCamp in Lisbon - Register now!

From 7-9 October MakeSense is organizing the SenseCamp Lisbon, Portugal's first UnConferene on Social Entrepreneurship. UnConference? That means it's an event run by YOU - the participants! Find the event's agenda and register here.

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