Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable Development Right Livelihood
The Sustainable Village Includes a 10,000 product sustainable technology catalogue and is working in 23 countries. They are focusing on solar lanterns with advanced power management systems (under a World Bank development grant), super-efficient ½ hp pumps (under a Gates Foundation grant), and new water purification systems, and other inventions. Products can be sourced to villages via tree-planting programs.
International Development Design Summit IDDS is an intense, hands-on design experience that brings together people from all over the world and all walks of life to create technologies and enterprises that improve the lives of people living in poverty. Unlike most academic conferences, we emphasize the development of prototypes, not papers and proceedings. In moving the technologies on the path from idea to implementation to impact we aim to create real ventures, not just business plans. IDDS is part of the revolution in design that aims to encourage, promote, and build more research and development resources that focus on the needs of the world’s poor. We draw inspiration from several current models of innovation, design and community empowerment: co-creation, cross-disciplinary collaborations and crowd sourcing.
Business Action for Africa An innovative international platform for harnessing the collective energy of business in support of Africa’s development.
World Education network Specialising in microfinance, financial literacy and livelihood development programs, World Education Australia is part of the global World Education network, which has worked in over 60 countries around the world. World Education works where people in need are--in their fields, their health clinics and their lending institutions--to help them build a better future.
Social Earth Promoting Social Entrepreneurship, Businesses and Ideas
Plan Africa “To create a New Paradigm for African Development” An Africa living in abundance and designing its own destiny.
The WSCSD African Initiative A cross-cultural student project aiming to connect external WSCSD partners and additional organizations’ to student entrepreneurial initiatives in Africa. Through support from educational institutions and collaboration with clean-tech partners, the initiative tries to give students with business ideas an enhanced network and resources outside their local environment. Reversely the initiative functions as an interface and show-cases the different student ideas in this region. A bottom-up approach is deployed and the student communities in select African communities act as drivers and defining actors.