Nice to know
Inclusive Enterprise Development refers to a broad definition of private sector development which includes the entrepreneurial initiatives of less favoured groups in society. It includes in particular the strengthening of micro/small-enterprises and cooperative enterprises as well as the development of entrepreneurial initiatives by producers/farmers organizations and of women entrepreneurs.
Relevant areas of support include business and technical training and support, market development in the framework of value chain development, technology development, lobbying and advocacy.
Access to finance is a key issue for such inclusive enterprise development.
Welcome to iNclubiS
All over the world, people are making a living and escape poverty by creating their own enterprises. Joining forces in cooperatives allows them to better produce, process and market their products.
By applying solid business principles, enterprises and cooperatives reach their social profit objectives, such as employment creation, environmentally friendly production and user (and consumer) participation.
iNclubiS wants to
support vulnerable entrepreneurs such as small agricultural producers, women, young people,… in Africa and Asia
as well as social responsible enterprises in Europe.
Gerda Heyde is an independent consultant for inclusive enterprise development projects in the South and North. Her work regularly takes her to developing countries, mainly in Africa and Asia where she has a network of dynamic local consultants. In Belgium, she coaches organisations and companies which are interested in creating cooperatives to reach their social and economic objectives.
This website contains interesting ideas, documents and links as well as an overview of her experience in these fields.