Human role which an organisation decides to play within the society to which it provides support.
Information Systems and Management
A structured set of procedures, persons and equipment facilitating the collection of data and its conversion...
This event took place in october 2012 in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The workshop aimed at gathering different actors from the social business field in order to share practices on the implementation of social entrepreneurship, and thus to improve everyone's performance in this field while strengthening...
This workshop focused on inclusive microfinance for people living with disabilities and training methodologies. It took place in Lomé, Togo, from January 28th to February 1st 2013.
This Regional Workshop took place in Manila in the Philippines from 25th to 29th November 2013. It focused on the "socio-economic" (or non financial) services offered in social microfinance.
This regional workshop took place in Lomé in Togo from 19th to 23th May 2014. It focused on the microfinance group methodology without joint responsability.
This workshop was organised from 13th to 17th July 2015 in Ouagadougou. The focus was on social marketing, which aims at influencing behaviors that benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good.
Focusing on Social Performance Management (SPM), the Cotonou Regional Workshop took place on May 23rd – 27th, 2016. It brought together 30 participants from 10 organisations and 7 countries to learn and share experiences regarding SPM in social microfinance.
This workshop was organised on 14-18th March 2016 in Kolkata. The programme reflected the Social Performance Management cycle spanning from the definition of social indicators to the use of social results.
The economic inclusion of the youth is a topic of particular importance for many development actors. ADA and Entrepreneurs du Monde organised a workshop to share experience about it in Lyon on May 10th 2017.
95 participants from 56 organisations (development actors, public authorities, private companies) shared their experiences and practices about social businesses in Lyon, from 6 to 8th, June 2017.
Two workshops were organised in 2018 to share experience and progress on Improving access to social microfinance in rural areas. The first one was in June in Lomé, Togo, in French, and the second in September in Yangon, Myanmar, in English.
Since its creation in 1998 the French NGO, Entrepreneurs du Monde, has been working with communities in developing countries. The organisation enables thousands of women and men living in extremely difficult circumstances to improve their living conditions: it provides support for their own economic initiatives and helps them gain access to products offering significant health, economic and environmental benefits. It helps these people to be successful, which in turn enables them to make economic and social progress.
Today the organisation is active in 12 countries and its work, either through its own programmes or in collaboration with its local partners, focuses on 3 areas:
Which provides female market traders, dressmakers, hairdressers, farmers and other people working in the informal sector with financial services (loans, savings, insurance, etc.) and socio-economic services, including training programmes, individual monitoring, referral to other specialised agencies, etc. This allows beneficiaries to develop their businesses and improve their daily lives.
Which encourages the distribution of products offering significant health, economic and environmental benefits: gas stoves and improved wood or charcoal cook stoves, solar-powered lamps, spirulina, and housing designed to suit the constraints and meet the needs of the local population. This area of operation serves as an incubator for social and environmental innovation which benefits the families supported by Entrepreneurs du Monde. It enables the development of a local network of independent social enterprises, managed by local entrepreneurs who, with our help, have already developed their skills.
To encourage artisans and basic-service providers to develop very small businesses (VSB).