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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 […]

Are drones the next big enabler for achieving social impact in Africa?

For entrepreneurs in many parts of Africa working to make a positive difference in heath, agriculture, education, and beyond, the road is often tough – and full of potholes. Especially when delivering goods and services to people in remote areas: it’s expensive and unreliable. But what if this transportation barrier could be overcome using drones? […]

Join the multilogue with corporAID: how can companies reach new markets while furthering sustainable development?

Developing countries are the growth markets of tomorrow. In spite of their economic dynamics, many still face high poverty rates and challenging market conditions. If you happen to be in Austria on Sep 26, join Endeva’s Associate Expert Anna Peters to learn about how companies can pursue innovative approaches to both secure their commercial success […]

Inclusive innovation 2030: co-creating transformational impact for the SDGs

Technology can save the world – or not We live in an age of unprecedented technological advancement. Mobile connectivity makes communication and transactions even with far-away places a matter of seconds and cents. Artificial intelligence allows us to recognize patterns in large sets of data, and for machines to learn. Blockchain can create transparency and […]

Join the webinar for the launch our new report: “More than money”

We are delighted to announce that on August 31st, a new report will be launched by USAID, Endeva and the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, on the landscape of advisory support for inclusive business. On the day of the launch, we will be contributing to a webinar with the authors, USAID, beneficiaries and providers of […]

Our partner Airbus BizLab is in search of innovative tech startups in Kenya and South Africa!

The Airbus BizLab, our co-host of the drones track at our ii2030 event, is launching a competition Kenyan and South African IoT and drone start-ups. The initiative welcomes applications from entrepreneurs, and start-up businesses from the region to apply online. The winning startup, selected from the final pitch event that will be held in September […]

Our newest blogpost: 77 ministers, mothballs and stale coffee

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) convened in New York City for 8 days, from July 10 to 19. It brought together almost 2500 delegates, including 77 ministers, cabinet secretaries, and deputy ministers, in 36 meetings and 147 side events. It produced thousands of pages of reports, in particular by the 44 countries […]

77 ministers, mothballs and stale coffee: the UN’s High-level Panel Forum

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) convened in New York City for 8 days, from July 10 to 19. It brought together almost 2500 delegates, including 77 ministers, cabinet secretaries, and deputy ministers, in 36 meetings and 147 side events. It produced thousands of pages of reports, in particular by the 44 countries […]

G20: Confusion on inclusion

The G20 articulates as its main purpose to achieve, inter alia, inclusive growth. It acknowledges that the benefits of globalization “have not been shared widely enough”. Leaders state that “most importantly, we need to better enable our people to seize its opportunities.” In fact, taming globalization was the very reason for introducing the forum in […]

Germany’s G20 presidency: moving towards more private investment in Africa

Supporting the inclusive economic development of Africa is at the top of Germany’s G20 presidency, with the summit starting in Hamburg today. Together with G20 participants and African partners, Germany aims to improve the African investment climate and uses the summit to discuss how this can be achieved. The emphasis on investment is not altruistic, […]

Endeva offsets its carbon footprint!

At Endeva, we strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. That is why in 2016, we decided to offset our carbon footprint as a company. We are purchasing our CO2 certificates from Climate Care, a fellow B-corp certified business. For 2016, the certificates we purchased will help create US$6,574 worth of benefits in developing […]