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Failure is not so bad sometimes

The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) and Innovation Against Poverty (IAP) programmes support inclusive businesses.  With a development angle, inclusive businesses are unique but like other types of businesses, you can be sure that things will not to always go to plan due to a myriad of factors.  They are not exempt from stalling or even failing.  In fact, it can be said that, because of their focus on the base of pyramid where opportunities tend to be unexplored and unproven, they have a…See More
Feb 24
Andrew Chishiba Kambobe posted a blog post

Failure is not so bad sometimes

The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) and Innovation Against Poverty (IAP) programmes support inclusive businesses.  With a development angle, inclusive businesses are unique but like other types of businesses, you can be sure that things will not to always go to plan due to a myriad of factors.  They are not exempt from stalling or even failing.  In fact, it can be said that, because of their focus on the base of pyramid where opportunities tend to be unexplored and unproven, they have a…See More
Feb 19
Mpulu Makayi commented on Andrew Chishiba Kambobe's blog post When Things Go Off the Rails
"Hi Andrew. Just a follow up on whether you have already shared your perspectives about the failures and lessons learnt in upcoming inclusive business models. I would really like to have a look at the lessons as we have experienced some of our own on…"
Oct 31, 2013
Mpulu Makayi commented on Andrew Chishiba Kambobe's blog post iSchool Launches
"This sounds very interesting and valuable for our schools!!! "
Oct 31, 2013

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Consultant
About My Work
Business Innovation Facility Country Manager for Zambia
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Zambia
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Inclusive Business: Value Chains, Inclusive Business: Products and Services
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Andrew Chishiba Kambobe's Blog

Failure is not so bad sometimes

The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) and Innovation Against Poverty (IAP) programmes support inclusive businesses.  With a development angle, inclusive businesses are unique but like other types of businesses, you can be sure that things will not to always go to plan due to a myriad of factors.  They are not exempt from stalling or even failing.  In fact, it can be said that, because of their focus on the base of pyramid where opportunities tend to be unexplored and unproven, they have a…

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Posted on February 19, 2014 at 16:00

iSchool Launches

BIF supported project, iSchool Zambia Limited launched their e-learning tablet, the ZEduPad, on the 25th of September. The ZEduPad is a tablet computer pre-loaded with over 5000 lessons translated in the eight official languages spoken in Zambia. The lessons are designed to provide interactive learning for pupils in grades 1 to 7. There are two…

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Posted on October 22, 2013 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

When Things Go Off the Rails

When you are involved in programs such as the Business Innovation Facility (BIF) especially as we make the final approach to landing the pilot, the inclination sometimes is to talk more about the successes with the failures only receiving passing mention. But as a donor funded initiative with a focus on generating lessons from providing technical assistance to inclusive businesses, we feel these should not only encompass the good of the Facility but also the bad and the ugly of the…

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Posted on June 24, 2013 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

Letting companies hear from each other as an approach to knowledge and Information Sharing

We recently held Knowledge Sharing and IAP Information sessions in Lusaka on the 25th and Chipata in the Eastern Province of Zambia on the 27th April.  The events were jointly hosted between the Business Innovation Facility (BIF) and Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) with their primary purpose being marketing/outreach for the upcoming 5th cycle deadline for IAP grants in the 30th of April 2013.  We are however also taking every opportunity in these…

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Posted on April 10, 2013 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

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At 12:29 on June 6, 2013, Edward Chanda said…

Good afternoon Andrew, am a new member of the Practitioner Hub network,Zambia, based in Katete, eastern Province.

I have developed a sustainable biomass energy business with improved cook stove, promoting energy from forest and agricultural wastes and domestic and industrial residues.

Due to financial challenges, am unable to roll it out.

Could i share this concept with so you could advice how i proceed?

Chanda.

email: mwambae63@yahoo.com

At 7:57 on July 18, 2011, Cecilia Zimba said…
Hi Andrew! I need some help completing the Budget. Is it the Budget for the entire Company or simply for thebudget for the  funding froim IAP
At 20:51 on June 27, 2011, Cecilia Zimba said…
Hi Andrew! This is a good network and we at GreenLaiti are  looking forward to building on from IAP capacities that will make our business sustainable
 
 
 
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