Impact Accelerator launched in the Philippines
Impact Investment Exchange Asia (“IIX”) has launched its first Impact Accelerator programme in the Philippines, an intensive in-country programme designed to accelerate early-stage social enterprises (SEs) that have high potentials to create positive social and environmental impact at scale.
Leveraging technology for social channge
Over 450 participants and more than 50 speakers gathered in Manila last week for the first-ever Digital Strategies for Development Summit 2014 on 3-4 October at the Asian Institute Management (AIM). The two-day conference served as a hub for the civil society, social enterprises, the private sector and government agencies to share ideas to harness the potentials of digital technology at a developmental framework.
ASSIST concludes SWEEP Project
SWitch to Sustainable Development through Energy Efficiency Practices (SWEEP) Closing Ceremony was held last April 30 at the Hotel Green Park in Chennai, India.
ASSIST at the AIDF Water Security Summit 2014
ASSIST Group Managing Director, Sreenivas Narayanan and AsianNGO Partnership Associate, Nicole Razo attended the Aid & International Development Forum Water Security Summit 2014 in Putrajaya, Malaysia last April 23-24.
PROper Mangement of Municipal Solid WastE to create a Waste Free Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka generates an estimated 6700 metric tons of waste daily where only 2800 metric tons of waste is collected. Absence of efficient system to clean up the waste has brought about a need to create a well-organized waste management system in Sri Lanka which must be prioritized to avoid the spread of toxic chemicals and pollution in the environment.
In this Public Private Partnership project, jointly funded by DEG and Holcim (Lanka) Limited and implemented by Holcim (Lanka) Limited in partnership with ASSIST, a waste management complex will be set-up at the Seeduwa waste dump site to provide an appropriate solution to unorganized dumping and burning of waste. The waste management complex is surrounded by two key industrial zones called Katunayake and Biyagama, the country’s largest housing scheme called Raddolugama and main airport in Sri Lanka, the Katunayake Bandaranayalka international airport.