The two winning projects will focus on finding solutions to the lack of capital for climate entrepreneurs in India.
In May, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs announced that its new Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund will offer grants to eight organizations. With support from the US Agency for International Development and the Visa Foundation, the $1.2 million fund will target the finance gap for women-led small and growing businesses in South and Southeast Asia.
Fund will distribute up to $1.2 million in grant capital across eight winning proposals out of a pool of more than 180 total applications.
Until recently, we have known little about their effectiveness or how differences across programs and models influence entrepreneur performance. Vallabh Rao writes about the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative's (GALI) recently released report on a sample of incubators and accelerators in India.
Endeavor Insight discusses the latest report from the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI), which provides a landscape of acceleration and incubation in India.
Ross Baird of Village Capital and Dave Kim of the Gates Foundation address the the Silicon Valley model of investing, arguing that there is a "fundamental disconnect between entrepreneurs and (often foreign) investors in East Africa and India." They cite ANDE in reference to their discussion of human capital.
Access to clean water and sanitation has enormous health and development implications, especially in urban slums. ANDE's India Regional Chapter Program Coordinator, Devyani Singh, writes about increasingly viable business solutions to address the sanitation crisis in India, and how these solutions are essential to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
A British Council report says that a majority of social enterprises in India are focused on skill development, followed by education. Moyna Manku highlights the key findings of this report, conducted in partnership with the British Council, Ennovent, and ANDE.