"Very good to hear about DFID’s new focus on economic development and developing strategy around business and sustainable development. But more attentions need to be given on real-world B2B linkages, inclusive growth, local economic…"
"As a field practitioners on SMEs development, I have some dilemma on social entrepreneurship and actual entrepreneurship development , yes there are many invocations done by the social intrapreneurs and pioneering new business…"
"Lewis , Good to hear about the successful example of CETZAM Zambia. How are you addressing the issues of high interest rate? Apartfrom the technical supports, are you also providing some credit guarantee fund to CETZAM?
"Great Discussions!!! I would like to know more about the contracting issues and how to embed the service cost with the financing packages for the small holders.Generally developing financing scheme for small holders is costly process. On the…"
"Recently published book entitled Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Business Solutions for Poverty Alleviation from around the World by Daphne Halkias and Paul Thurman (Editors),
For more information on this book, please visit the…"
"The report reflected various practical modules. Basically I like the Multi Stakeholders intervention that the report highly recognizes the role of various Sectors like NGOs, social enterprise, Donors community, Private sector, Govermnet and…"
"Thanks Peter for this encouraging statements and youth enterprises. There are lot of challenges in developing world to adopt the similar modules and approaches. Yes you also rightly mentioned about mainstreaming entrepreneurial education with the…"
"Generally in Practice what I found a missing link is lack of market based skills both at technical and Business skills. Another issues is business counseling and couching and entrepreneurial behavior change program for youth are the missing links."
"I am inspired by Yunus’s philosophy and model he successfully tested in the field of Micro finance. As a development practitioner especially on local economic development through the Value Chain approach, I had an opportunity to pilot the…"
Value Chain Development Specialist (more than 15 years) having worked in both Southern Africa and Asia with post-conflict experience. I have contributed and shared private sector and entrepreneurship development models in various national and international policy forums and publications, provided advisory services to various pro–poor rural agribusiness enterprises; public private partnership initiatives in South Sudan, Zambia, and Nepal.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Partnerships, Women and Business