Webinars and Podcasts

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Crowdfunding Webinar: Debt Finance

Have you ever considered using a crowdfunding platform to raise debt?

Drawing on first-hand experiences from expert panellists and GDC members, this webinar will help you to consider whether crowdfunding could be a suitable option for your distribution company; and, if so, what type of crowdfunding and platform might best suit your needs.

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Innovation Challenge Webinar: Drip Irrigation Tool by Mwezi

Would you like to know how to train your agents to sell drip irrigation systems to small holder farmers? Tune in to find out how this application can support you in doing just that.

 

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Innovation Challenge Webinar: Solar Kiosks by Ecobora

Are you interested in setting up or selling your products through solar kiosks? Join this webinar to understand how Ecobora are launching their frugal solar kiosks and whether your product could be featured on its shelves. 

 

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Innovation Challenge Webinar: Scaling Tool by Bidhaa Sasa

Are you looking to scale your last mile distribution business to other territories? Then listen here and find out how the tool that Bidhaa Sasa are developing could help you do just that. 

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Innovation Challenge Webinar: FEBCO by SolarAid

Would you like to understand what is required to set up an energy saving FEBCO? Listen to this WEBINAR to find out how SolarAid plans to do just that in Malawi.

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Last Mile Distribution Podcast Series – episode 3

In the final episode of our 3-part podcast series with Finding Impact we talk to Washikala Malango of Altech, a distributor of solar lighting products based in the Democractic Republic of Congo. We learn how his organisation effectively pivoted from a cash-based to a PAYGO model, and lessons learned along the way.

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Last Mile Distribution Podcast Series – episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast series, a collaboration between the GDC and Finding Impact, we hear from Alexie Seller and Sita Adhikari of Pollinate Group. They talk about how they successfully merged their two distribution companies - Pollinate Energy in India and Empower Generation in Nepal - to create efficiencies and increase their impact.

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Last Mile Distribution Podcast Series – episode 1

GDC and Finding Impact have partnered to deliver a 3-part podcast series that provides unique insights into some of the challenges that last mile distribution companies have faced and overcome. The first episode is with Phillip Wilson of EcoFiltro, a distributor of water filters in Guatemala, who talks about how his company has improved its sales efficiency by pivoting from a door-to-door model to retail model.

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Webinar: Key Trends in Last Mile Distribution and Energy Access

Hear from the GDC and Angaza about key insights, data and trends in the sector - from the rise of predictive data models that assess client risk, to the growing consolidation of the sector - in this webinar hosted by the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Webinar: Support Required for Local Off-grid Small and Medium Enterprises

Learn about the most exciting new solutions to support last mile distribution companies, including collective approaches through the GDC, new financing mechanisms from SIMA Funds and tailored investment readiness support from VentureBuilder in this webinar hosted by UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network.

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