|Introduction Sustainability Access to Finance for the Young Enterprises Community Leadership Market Development Selection of the Right Youngsters to Run A Business Inclusiveness of (Young) Women in Women Unfriendly Areas Fruitful Mentor System Smart Models / Tools for Young Enterprises On Rural Hub-Making Most Promising Initiatives||
List of most promising initiatives fitting in Bangladesh or Pakistan context that we studied.
Sukanyaby Aparna Banerjee Website: http://india.ashoka.org/fellow/aparna-banerjee Contact info: Aparna Banerjee email@example.com Sukanya is an end to end social value chain, created and managed by disadvantaged women that enables marginalized women to compete with and be part of the retail business in a sustainable way.
Hamri Bahini – The Green Angelsby Himalaya Climate Initiative Website: http://www.himalayanclimate.org/HamriBahini Contact info: Bivishika Bhandari, Program Lead, Hamri Bahini (Green Angels) firstname.lastname@example.org Hamri Bahini is a women’s empowerment movement that focusses on green social entrepreneurship to create job opportunities for women.
The Hubli Sandbox (Sandbox Startups)by Deshpande Foundation Website: http://www.sandboxstartups.org Contact info: Raj Melville, Executive Director, Deshpande Foundation email@example.com The Hubli Sandbox creates an effective ecosystem where innovative approaches to addressing social challenges are encouraged. Barefoot College by Sanjit Bunker Roy Website: https://www.barefootcollege.org Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org The Barefoot College teaches rural women and men to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages by working on leveraging the power, resourcefulness, inventiveness or rural people to not just solve local challenges, but also ‘export’ their ideas and solutions to other parts of the country and world.
READ CenterBy READ Global Website: http://www.readglobal.org Contact info: Naita Saechao Chialvo Deputy Director, READ Global email@example.com READ Centers give women a safe space to gather, learn and advocate. focus on building community libraries and resource centers that help rural community members launch businesses.
The Northern Uganda Youth Entrepreneurship Programby Enterprise Uganda Youth Business International Website: www.enterprise.co.ug Contact info: Mr. Charles Ocici, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org Enterprise Uganda offers comprehensive youth entrepreneurship development services in rural areas.
MKUBWA, Tanzania Virtual Business Incubator by the Italian Association for Women Development (AIDOS)Piloted and adapted by Tanzania Gatsby Trust Website: http://tanzania-gatsby.com/v3/mkubwa-project/ Contact info: Wanke Kinya email@example.com Virtual Business Incubator promotes the role of rural women in economic development by encouraging micro- and small enterprises to grow and reach beyond traditional home or gender-based models.
Business-in-a-Boxby Singlespark Website: http://www.singlespark.nl/ Contact info: Peter Meijer firstname.lastname@example.org Business-in-a-box offers start-up kits and support to high-potential entrepreneurs in the difficult start-up period.
Youth Focused Village Savings and Loan Groupsby Plan International Egypt through the Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Programme Website: https://plan-international.org/ Contact info: Silvia Samy email@example.com Plan International offers a combination of financial and non-financial support that is friendly to rural youth.
Sote HubBy David Ogiga Website: https://sotehub.wordpress.com Contact info: David Ogiga firstname.lastname@example.org Sote Hub is one of the first rural Hubs in Kenya that provides an open space for young innovators to addresses the shortcoming of practical training in ICT, finance and marketing skills.
Cool FarmingBy YADEN (Youth Arts Development and Entrepreneurship Network) Website: http://www.yadeneastafrica.org/ Contact info: email@example.com Cool Farming makes farming attractive for young people through cultural practices to change behaviors and attitudes.
WREAPBy Community Innovation Lab in Nepal Website: http://daayitwa.org/programs/rural-enterprise-acceleration-project/rural-enterprise-accleration-project-details/ Contact info: Nimesh Ghimire firstname.lastname@example.org A model to raise awareness about, and promote women-led enterprises in rural communities. As part of the program, an ‘Innovation Challenge’ is organized in rural districts, where top women entrepreneurs and their ventures are selected based on jury decision and the public votes they gather.
Nangi Hub and Lamjung HubBy Rural Innovation Lab, Nepal Website: www.ruralinnovation.org www.himanchal.org www.nepalwireless.org Contact info: Nimesh Ghimire email@example.com Creative space for rural community members to come together to design their own solutions to local challenges. The Nangi hub has a number of women entrepreneurs running a variety of small scale enterprises. The Lamjung Hub focuses on technology solutions to address local livelihood challenges.
Sustainable Access to Finance and LivelihoodBy SAFAL in Nepal Contact info: Nimesh Ghimire firstname.lastname@example.org The strength of the model lies in the fact that the project is focused on educating/informing the rural entrepreneurs on different forms of finances and financial management
A 'YouTube' for Farmers by Farmers, IndiaBy Digital Green in India, Ethiopia and Globally Website:
3X6 ApproachBy United Nations Development Program UNDP in Yemen and Jordan with Syrian refugee communities Youth Economic Empowerment Project, Yemen - Mid-Term Report: https://erc.undp.org/evaluation/documents/download/7667 Contact info: email@example.com A UNDP initiative working with vulnerable communities to provide youth with livelihoods and business skills. The approach offers a more innovative and sustainable solution, challenging money earned into savings which are then leveraged in starting business activities for crises and post-crises contexts.