The Community Impact Development Group (CIDG) brings together social entrepreneurs from around the world who improve living conditions in Africa and Latin America with the help of innovative products and services. The group helps them to further develop and spread their ideas. The focus of the technological solutions follows the motto “Technology for Human Needs.”
Siemens Stiftung and Ashoka established the international network in 2010. It is based on the conviction that social entrepreneurial business models offer huge potential for positive social, ecological, and economic changes. However, financial resources and networks are necessary to implement these models effectively.
The CIDG members will become members of the „empowering people. Network“. This network will keep on offering diverse activities for its members such as workshops or trainings.