Update on Timber-Paparazzis: Progress and Learnings

It has been a while since we last updated our business models for impact, nevertheless we worked on several projects and have some exciting news and learnings about the “paparazzi” business model to share: The idea got funded In partnership with the NGO Fairventures Worldwide we applied for the Google Impact Challenge Germany. After several…

Solution: How Data Helps Bringing Clean Energy to Refugee Camps

Today, gathering data on energy in refugee camps is quite a tough job… Most of the statistical data on energy in refugee camps that is available today has been collected in recent years. To do so, a handful of dedicated staff of the large humanitarian or development aid agencies, governments, or researchers working for international…

Challenge: How Data Helps Bringing Clean Energy to Refugee Camps

As illustrated in the seminal report of the Moving Energy Initiative, 80% of the 8.7 million refugees and displaced people living in camps have “absolutely minimal access to energy, with high dependence on traditional biomass for cooking and no access to electricity”. Thereby, they fall into ‘Tier 0’ in the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)…

Want To Be An Entrepreneur? No Need for Initial Capital

In several emerging economies business is mainly run by entrepreneurs. They are men and women, often below 44 years old, who see growth opportunities in challenging situations. In other words, they represent the backbone of their economy. However, their road to the market is often paved with obstacles, especially when they attempt to take innovative solutions…