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The National Institute of Urban Affairs, Delhi (NIUA) in association with TARU Leading Edge, IRC and Ennovent, has initiated a project titled ‘Innovation Hub for Urban WASH Solutions’. The project, supported and funded by USAID, aims to promote the development of scalable solutions for urban water, sanitation and hygiene in India within the national, regional, state and city framework. The hub will lead activities that support national and state urban initiatives (AMRUT, SBM, SMART City Programs) and proactively engage with a wide range of partners, including the private sector, to discover and develop innovations and devise intervention strategies and business models for delivering effective, affordable and sustainable...

Ennovent is hosting a roundtable on September 7, 2016 in New Delhi to discuss the final phase of the Sanitation Innovation Accelerator 2016 (SIA '16). SIA ‘16 is committed to nurturing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the sanitation sector. The agenda of the roundtable is to discuss requirements across the ecosystem to drive for-profit innovations in sanitation. We will also present our key findings and learning over the past six months. Our SIA '16 mentors are supporting ‘scale’ initiatives for selected innovations with our 30-day virtual capacity building program. The program caters to two specific areas – tactical and strategic guidance as well...

In partnership with trainconsulting, Ennovent is conducting one-day Organisation Design workshops in December 2016 across Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. The aim of the workshop is to help social enterprises better understand organisation management and design through insights from industry leaders. Through the workshop's intensive learning process, participants can expect to gain the knowledge, tools and skills necessary to successfully manage organisational change and build a stronger foundation for their enterprises. The workshop is free. The Organisation Design workshop is being held as part of the feasibility assessment of an innovation project – the Organisational Evolution Accelerator. This project implements new approaches...

Ennovent is engaged in a project with Kairos to provide Sunlight energy solutions for off-grid regions in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, and India. The project aims to help Sunlight expand its African market, implement a feasibility pilot in India and refine its business model to provide affordable lighting solutions to low-income people. Read more about Ennovent's Innovation Projects...

India has received much fanfare for its financial inclusion efforts in recent years. A few weeks ago we declared it our Financial Inclusion Country of the Year for 2015 in recognition of the major steps it took, which resulted in achieving the greatest improvement in its Global Microscope score between 2014 and 2015. It recently granted new bank licenses that dramatically diversify and grow the country’s services landscape, widely applied new cost-saving technologies like biometric identification, and rolled-out historically ambitious public programs like PMJDY that dramatically reduce the portion of the population that is unbanked.   “Never waste a good crisis” said...