This report is an assessment of the overall effects of infoDev’s mobile application labs (mLabs). mLabs are specialized mobile business incubation and acceleration facilities offering physical workspace, mentoring and coaching, devices for mobile application testing, training, and startup competitions.
In Ethiopia, one company is gaining momentum on the path towards green growth. Alphasol Energy, an Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) client, has developed several effective ways to unleash the country’s green potential. Alphasol Energy, an Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) client, offers integrated, locally relevant clean energy solutions that combine micro-hydropower, biofuels, and solar power. With each micro-hydropower project, Alphosol is able to generate enough energy to power schools, churches, and up to 40 local households.
infoDev's new Guide for Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group aims to educate entrepreneurs and angels from around the globe. It offers hands-on examples, such as financial worksheets, application forms, term sheets, contracts, and checklists that may be used as templates. The publication is a substantial update of the original Kauffman Foundation’s 2004 guidebook, which targeted a U.S. audience. This international edition is written specifically for newcomers to angel investing, and highlights the successes and challenges of angel groups in emerging and frontier markets.
On March 27, the new Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) was inaugurated by senior representatives of the World Bank and the Government of Ethiopia. After the official ceremony, eight local climate entrepreneurs showcased their innovative ideas before investors, potential partners, and delegates from UKAid and the Government of Norway. Addisu Sime showed the audience how his green venture Gogle Energy Saving Stove has developed a climate-smart way to cook injera and provide hot water to thousands of households in Addis Ababa.
New Climate Innovation Center launched to jumpstart clean-tech and climate-smart agriculture ventures in Ethiopia
A new World Bank–supported business hub, the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), was launched on March 27, 2014 in Addis Ababa to support pioneering clean technology enterprises that address climate change while creating jobs and improving livelihoods.
March 27 will mark the official launch of the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), a new business hub designed to support local clean energy and climate technology ventures and create green jobs in the region.
A new series of assessment studies by infoDev analyzes challenges and opportunities offered by the development of Agribusiness Innovation Centers (AIC) in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal and Nepal.
Addis Ababa University and infoDev signed today a $5 million grant agreement, officially unveiling a new Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Ethiopia, slated to launch in 2014.
Addis Ababa, December 2, 2013 — Ethiopia is set to reap the rewards of a new initiative to help local businesses develop and deploy climate friendly technologies that will create thousands of new green jobs. The new Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Ethiopia was announced today through the support of a US$ 5 million grant agreement, signed between the World Bank and the Addis Ababa University.
infoDev is seeking a short-term consultant to assist the Mobile Innovation Program team with particular focus on activities related to market assessments of mobile innovation ecosystems in Africa, and on the unique position of women entrepreneurs in the mobile industry. Applications due: September 30, 2013