Partners & Sponsors - Economic Inclusion Summit
Ebay Foundation / The Opportunity Project (www.theopportunityproject.org)
For more than 15 years, eBay has connected buyers and sellers in an efficient marketplace, fostering entrepreneurship and generating income for millions of people. Nonetheless, there remains an urgent need to engage the untapped potential of citizens around the world. Nearly one half of the world’s population lives on less than $2/day. Helping them increase their income is a critical step in lifting individuals and communities out of poverty. Furthermore, most of the 3+ billion people in the world living at or below the economic poverty level face significant barriers: not only do they lack access to markets and financial services, they also pay higher prices for goods and services than the rest of the world’s population.
As part of its Opportunity Project, the eBay Foundation is now pairing up with the Ashoka Globalizer to help scale the most promising ideas to generate abundant economic opportunities for disadvantaged groups around the globe and access to critical goods and services at fair prices.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. GIZ is an experienced service provider and assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. GIZ offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation. We also support our partners with management and logistical services, and act as an intermediary, balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts. In crises, we carry out refugee and emergency aid programmes. As part of our services, we also second development advisors to partner countries.
New World Fight Club
The New World Fight Club is a business innovations firm based in Europe, USA, & Asia. They use Design Thinking to trigger innovation to help solve complex business challenges for companies, NGOs and governments. They ensure that their solutions create shared value for people, business and the planet.