GIZ, Endeva, and CII-CESD hold Energize the BoP! Practitioners’ Workshop in New Delhi
The GIZ hosted the „Energize the BoP“ workshop, in collaboration with the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CII-CESD) as an official side event at the Asia Competitiveness Forum 2012. At the workshop, Endeva, represented by Associated Expert Claudia Knobloch, moderated the workshop, which helped enterprises design and improve their business models to better respond to challenges in Indian low-income markets. Market leaders, such as Selco, Desipower and Envirofit were facilitators and possible future mentors for businesses in attendance.
Mr. Manfred Haebig, Director of GIZ Private Sector Development, had the following comment regarding the workshop: “India’s competitiveness will be driven by innovation: Entrepreneurs who find business solutions to social challenges in areas such as energy, education, health or sanitation are an important actors in India’s innovation system. Creating platforms for innovators to learn from each other is required in order to allow up-scaling of solutions which exist all over India in niches and pockets. India needs entrepreneurs that start a business on their own to address the employment challenge.”
To read more about this workshop and other efforts by the CII-CESD and GIZ to further promote entrepreneurship and innovation in India, please read the full news article on the topic published by IndiaCSR here.