Negawatt in the making: Ghanaians host the first energy efficiency Challenge

Challenge participants at the Negawatt Weekend kickoff on March 14. Photo: Alison Roadburg As a rapidly urbanizing capital, Accra, Ghana has been experiencing increased economic activity, coupled with rising migration. An increase in urban residents means an uptick in the demand for energy, both electricity and fuel. The city has constrained human and financial resources to … Read more

Improving complementary feeding in Ghana: reaching the vulnerable through innovative business–the case of KOKO Plus.

Related Articles Improving complementary feeding in Ghana: reaching the vulnerable through innovative business–the case of KOKO Plus. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Dec;1331:76-89 Authors: Ghosh S, Tano-Debrah K, Aaron GJ, Otoo G, Strutt N, Bomfeh K, Kitamura S, Suri DJ, Murakami H, Furuta C, Sarpong D, Saalia F, Nakao Y, Amonoo-Kuofi H, Uauy R, … Read more

The Hidden Pitfalls of Inclusive Innovation

By Raghav Narsalay, Leandro Pongeluppe, & David Light

A few years ago, a large multinational corporation
developed a new food product
designed for low-income people in emerging
markets. The product was highly nutritious
and low-priced. To win the trust of people
in remote rural communities, the company recruited a sales force
of local women, who in turn developed recipes using the product
and helped teach community members how to prepare those dishes.
A yearlong trial confirmed the product’s potential: consumers
found it easy to use and less expensive than common alternatives.
Success seemed all but guaranteed.

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Crowdsourcing Feedback to Improve Healthcare Systems

Co-authored by: Yvonne Nkrumah and Julia Mensah (WBIHS) “Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable” These words by renowned American writer, Joseph Wood Krutch, are true today as they were more than 40 years ago. From communities in Bangalore, India to Soroti, Uganda, citizens—even in rural communities—are leveraging the power of … Read more

Who Can Answer the Ghanaian Schoolboy’s Question?

“Why is America so rich and we are so poor?” The question came from a schoolboy in Ghana. It caught me by surprise. I hesitated before answering. I didn’t have the knowledge to give him a solid answer. I was not an economist. I knew nothing about Ghana’s business enabling environment or its financial markets system. … Read more



m4s0n501 Inadequate sanitation has now become a global concern and effort is being made to curb this social challenge. Several social enterprises and businesses across the world are ensuring that the 2.5 billion people across the world who don’t have somewhere safe to go to the toilet get access to clean toilets. Clean Team’s focus … Read more