SCI Webinar: How to Promote Integrated Solar Cooking as a Social Business - Two Examples of Success from Africa
Webinar: How to Promote Integrated Solar Cooking as a Social Business: Two Examples of Success from Africa
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
12:00-13:00 (Pacific Time)/ 21:00-22:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)
Previous experiences have shown the lasting gain of Integrated Solar Cooking (ISC) as a development aid/charity project in Africa was often below expectations. Therefore, Solar Cooking Kozon (merged from Solar Cooking Netherlands and Kozon) strategy now is to promote ISC social businesses, offering support in ISC business startup financing and skills training. Organizations or individuals that submit a project proposal to Solar Cooking Kozon must prepare a business plan, showing how they expect to become financially (almost) independent after two to three years of financial support.
Two examples of successfully growing ISC businesses in Africa will be presented: Togo Tile in Mali and the Solar Connect Association in Uganda. Both small ISC companies are successfully expanding due to the drive and skills of the entrepreneurs themselves, facilitated and reinforced by Solar Cooking Kozon’s support.
A recording of the webinar will be available to Solar Cookers International Associates. Click here to learn more about and join the SCI Association.