Many female smallholder farmers in Kenya have a hard time accessing markets. This happens because female farmers often lack information about market demand, have limited resources to run their own channels of distribution, and are constrained in terms of time because they also have to manage their farms and look after their house and family.
What do initiatives aimed at alleviating energy poverty in Africa, providing hyper-local weather forecasts for smallholder farmers, empowering women through handicraft in India and distributing water filters throughout 35 countries have in common? Well, apart from being awesome, they were all presented and represented at the Inclusive Business Forum 2017, held last week in Göteborg. Together, these
Inclusive North – an initiative supported by the Rising North fund – is giving Nordic start-ups the possibility of joining their peers in a global community dedicated to building successful and scalable inclusive business models. The is offering this through two global mechanisms: The Inclusive Innovation Tour and Factory (ii2030) is a two day event in
Inclusive Business Sweden joins the “Sustainable Food Systems for all – Catalyzing Change through Multi Stakeholder Action” conference, in South Africa, June 21-23. The conference will explore innovative multi-stakeholder approaches to tackle food systems challenges in general, and discuss the need of ensuring sustainable food systems in the face of a changing climate and growing
The 2nd annual Branding Africa conference takes place at the World Trade Centre in Malmö on May 30-31. Hosted by Industry Frontiers in collaboration with the Swedish-Southern African Chamber of Commerce, the conference aims to focus on the multiple investment opportunities for exports into some of the world’s fastest growing economies. Confirmed keynotes are Hon.
This year’s annual meeting is held on May 2, 12-15. We’ll gather at the RISE office at Eklandagatan 86 in Göteborg. Members in our organisation are welcome to attend. Please RSVP before April 29 to Carolina Olson. For those interested we are also planning an informal after work event, to take place immediately after the
The Innovations Against Poverty Fund challenges the private sector to develop products, services and business models that can contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change. It is a specialized fund with the specific mandate to identify and support innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental
On November 30, a unique platform aiming to connect Swedish and Bangladeshi businesses was launched in Göteborg. Set up through a partnership between Inclusive Business Sweden and SNV Bangladesh, the purpose of the Sweden-Bangladesh Alliance for Inclusive Business is to facilitate ongoing and long-lasting collaborations between Swedish and Bangladeshi actors that wish to jointly create
Inclusive Business Sweden has become a Partner of the UNEP’s 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme. The SFS Programme is a multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable food systems. The SFS Programme aims to promote sustainability all along the food value chain, from farm to fork. It does so through concrete activities including in
Inclusive Business Sweden will join forces with SNV and BoPInc to implement Innovations Against Poverty – Phase II (IAP2), a project aiming to stimulate the private sector to focus efforts, innovation and resources on developing services, products and systems that contribute to poverty alleviation. The Sida-funded programme allocates a €7.4 million-fund over a four-year period, with the