Entries by iblomberg

New report for DCED: How to minimize risks of market distortions?

How to minimize the risk of negative market distortion in private sector engagement of donors? Negative distortions may arise when donors confer market advantages to individual companies, such as financial benefits, knowledge and networks. While private sector engagement strategies typically try to distort markets in positive ways to bring about pro-poor change, negative distortions may […]

New report: The Promise of Digital Health

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development Working Group on Digital Health, co-chaired by the Novartis Foundation and Intel, has launched a new report. ‘The Promise of Digital Health: Addressing Non-communicable Diseases to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage in LMICs’ includes practical recommendations and best-practice examples to help countries realize the potential of digital health to fight […]

How is digital technology used to advance inclusive business? Join BCtA at the UN General Assembly in New York!

Don’t miss BCtA’s 8th Annual Forum ‘Technological Disruption in the World of Inclusive Business’ taking place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on 28 September. Digitalisation holds untold potential to boost inclusive and sustainable growth globally. At the same time, digitalisation is disruptive, changing familiar structures and expectations of the […]

Join the workshop on Oct 15 with Save the Children to develop opportunities for multi-stakeholder partnerships

Worldwide, 5.6 million children die annually before reaching the age of 5 – often from preventable causes: Among them, diarrhea and respiratory diseases and the lack of access to proper health care for pregnant women and newborns as important contributors to the still too high child mortality rates. Which roles can community-based health services and […]

CcHub and Nailab announce cohorts of the first Make-IT Accelerator

This blogpost was authored by Bertil van Vugt from VC4A and originally posted on the VC4A website. The Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in Lagos, Nigeria, and NaiLab in Nairobi, Kenya, have announced the startups that will take part in the Make-IT Accelerator programme in each country. Make-IT in Africa is a 2.5-year project (2017-2019) that focuses […]

4 Resolutions for our Next Decade

We are entering an age of massive technological disruption and social upheaval. Having celebrated Endeva’s 10 year anniversary in 2017, we are getting ready for our next decade of work in a fast changing world. Here are our 4 New Decade’s Resolutions: 1) Add technology. Technological innovations enable business solutions in markets that have so […]

ii2030 – what’s next? Read our latest blogpost to find out!

On October 18 and 19, ninety people went on tours through Berlin’s buzzling innovation scene and collaborated in a design thinking process. In 5 tracks, they explored technology-enabled opportunities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (For more detail, see our blogs on precision agriculture, AI-enabled BoP market data, intelligent diagnosis, drones for the last […]

ii2030: Systems change in the making

“Go Natalia!”, “Group 4 rules” and more cheers show up behind the speakers. The crowd cajoles after every pitch. After 1,5 days of intense collaboration, the energy is still high. No, this is not startup night. It is the finale of Inclusive Innovation 2030 a new initiative by Endeva and partners to curate systems change. […]

Read the newsletter: The role of NGOs in inclusive business

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are increasingly seeing the importance of incorporating business thinking to achieve their development goals. A few pioneers have already carved out their roles in the inclusive business space, either as partners of companies, as intermediaries, investors, or even as entrepreneurs. In our peer-to-peer workshop, NGOs exchanged experiences on the various roles they […]

How many people live in Kibera?

For a long time, Kibera was considered the biggest slum not only in Nairobi, but in all of Africa, with allegedly over 1 million inhabitants. The 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census counted 170.070 inhabitants. In 2010, UN Habitat estimated Kibera’s population at 500.000 to 700.000. Such is the quality of data for many, if […]

Read our latest blogpost on NGOs in inclusive business: Contradiction or complementarity?

At the beginning of 2017, Endeva started to informally discuss inclusive business approaches with leading international NGOs in our partner network. The discussions made us realize that all had similar questions, but very complementary experiences. Together with BoP Inc. and IBAN, we thus brought them together in a peer-learning workshop in early September 2017 to […]

NGOs in inclusive business: Contradiction or complementarity?

You are probably aware of aid projects run by NGOs to fight HIV Aids in Sub-Saharan Africa or combat yet another hunger crisis. But are you aware NGOs are also pursuing business approaches to achieve development objectives? Why should NGOs engage in (inclusive) business? Many still think that traditional NGO work and business approaches are […]

Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionizing Healthcare for the underserved

Luke, who lives in London, will celebrate his fifth birthday tomorrow; a celebration, but not his most life changing occasion. For the parents of Akachi from Mafubira (Uganda), however, his fifth birthday is momentous: Akachi had more than thirteen times higher chances of being amongst the under five year olds that die prematurely from preventable […]

Drones for social impact: Join the discussion leading up to the ii2030 event!

How can we unlock the potential for drones for good in Africa? Join us this Thursday for our live Q&A discussion with our expert panel  at iba.ventures!  Panelists include Dharmesh Shah, Business Innovation Manager, Airbus Zoe Beattle, UAV Cross Programme Management, Airbus Hans-Peter Thamm, Founder, Geotechnic Frederick Mbuya, OpenData, ICT & Drone Specialist, Uhurulabs & […]

Join the ii2030 online discussion: What kind of precision agriculture do smallholders need?

Leading up to Endeva’s ii2030 event, join the online discussion on precision agriculture on Oct 4, 11 am CEST with Christina Tewes-Gradl (Endeva), KC Mishra (eKutir), Martin Märkl (Bayer CropScience), Christian Merz (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), Worlali Senyo (Farmerline), and Andrew Kaiser-Tedesco (WARC Group). To get into the subject, don’t miss our newest blospost […]