Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Our innovation is a comprehensive approach to empowering communities and connecting two seemingly disconnected worlds, the business sector, and the social sector. It’s our holistic approach of field work in social impact projects coupled with a pioneering leadership development curriculum that sets us apart. And we have great stories, like Ashley King-Bischof's. An American Emzingo alumna that, after graduating from her MBA at a top academic institution, went on to win the Barclays Africa Innovation Challenge for supply chains with her project Markit Opportunity. An e-commerce platform that improves the incomes of women smallholder farmers in the East African Community. Or Thulani Madondo that went on to become a CNN Heroe in 2012.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
We categorize our impact on three levels: 1. the individual transformation of our participants, 2. the transfer of this positive experience into their business schools, companies, or organizations, and 3. the positive effect these participants have on their social project organizations and the communities in which these organizations serve. The large scale impact Emzingo's programs have is on the beneficiaries of the social sector organizations with whom we partner. Since 2010, we have impacted 300+ participants, 70+ organizations, and an estimated 250,000 community members. Our 2025 goal is to reach over 2000 participants, 800 organizations, and an estimated 2,000,000 people in communities around the world.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
We envision knowledge and learning as a lifelong journey. People development through flexible, affordable, accessible, and enriching online and offline experiences. Global presence with local interventions. We enable south-to-south, and south-to-north knowledge transfer. Our team has built robust networks in Boston, Johannesburg, Lima, Madrid, New York, and Rio de Janeiro. We want to reach 50 cities by 2025.