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Friday, April 04, 2014

MNCs offer to donate technologies to Social Entrepreneurs targeting poverty reduction.

Potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to reduce poverty by improving poor people’s access to education, health, government and financial services has led to many programs in India and Outside. Popular are ICT plans to help small farmers and artisans by connecting them to markets. Health and solar are another group of technologies leveraged by social entrepreneurs.

Capital remains main concern of social entrepreneurs , while technology deployed is undifferentiated/ open/ non-exclusive, the business plan netting the funding has to be innovative. The new generation social entrepreneurs are more comfortable with changing technology and plan to base their ventures on technology as key factor. And they need technology `free' and MNCs are willing to `donate' that technology.

One of the platform connecting social entrepreneurs/ NGOs with MNC is crush poverty now.
Technology seekers can write to:

 Kewal k. Likhyani, Ph-D; CLP

last date: 15th April 2014  

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