Pillar V: Knowledge and capacity building


The fifth Pillar of this program aims at disseminating knowledge about social entrepreneurship within SDC, among its partners and more broadly with other stakeholders (companies, impact investors, etc.) through events and exchanges in Switzerland and Latin America. 

This has been done through a number of events including the following:


September 2016: Unlocking Blended Finance for social entrepreneurs

  • Event type: Savings and Credit Forum organized by SDC, Helvetas and Ashoka Switzerland
  • Location, Bern, Switzerland
  • Date: 21st September, 2016
  • More info here


April 2015: Effective Partnerships with the Private Sector

  • Event type: Face-to-Face meeting organized by SDC’s Employment and Income Network (e+i) team
  • Location: Hotel Freienhof, Thun, Switzerland
  • Date: 27th and 29th April, 2015
  • More info here 


May 2014: How can social entrepreneurship contribute to making agricultural markets work for the poor?

  • Event type: e+i Seminar  organized by SDC’s Employment and Income Network (e+i) team
  • Location: Uettligen near Bern, Switzerland
  • Date: 27th and 28th May, 2014
  • More info here




This article was originally published on September 30, 2016
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Caroline is interested in inclusive finance, impact evaluation and innovative market-based interventions aimed at reducing poverty and inequality. Caroline started her career in finance at General Electric where she worked for four years. More recently, she worked in the Strategic Initiatives team at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and held short-term positions at UNDP in Vietnam and Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Caroline has also been involved in her free time in entrepreneurial activities to promote economic development. In 2004, she implemented a scholarship program for Dalits in India and since 2012, she co-founded Maloulie, a baby clothing company made in Peru. Caroline holds a double Master in Management from ESCP Europe and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.

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