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Growing solutions: Insights from our scaling journey

Throughout 2020, we explored challenges, experimented with ideas, and mapped local solutions on different challenges. The goal was to identify innovative solutions and create a strategy for scaling…  


Network Effect: How we are engaging the innovation ecosystem during the COVID19 pandemic

One of our goals in 2020 was to facilitate the growth of the budding innovation ecosystem in Ethiopia. We wanted to create and strengthen the network between the different actors, institutions,…  



Harnessing the power of mobile telephony to enhance business continuity in Ethiopia’s industrial parks

One of the early learnings we had around COVID-19 was that the struggle by many organizations to maintain the continuity of critical functions along with a safe working environment. While many…  


Embracing grassroot solutions to embrace and accelerate learning

When the COIVD-19 pandemic reached Ethiopia in March 2020, the accelerator lab wanted to identify local solutions that could support the fight against COIVD. However, sourcing solutions across the…  


Payment for Ecosystem Services: Maximizing on Community Benefit Sharing

Ecosystem services are the diversified benefits derived from properly functioning ecosystems and environment. Ecosystems include forest, grassland, aquatic, mountain and agroecosystems and provide…  




COVID-19: Tackling the challenge with local solutions

The journey of finding these solutions through the challenge grant started by engaging the tech and innovation community, finding out how technology can help us as well as on how they can leverage the…  


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