This two-week course is offered at Maastricht Summer School and explores the gender dimensions in innovation and entrepreneurship in developing economies. Innovation is seen as beneficial for both business and development, enhancing the social and economic well being of the poor and potentially transform developing economies in Africa and South East Asia. In this course we will explore how new products, services, production processes, supply chains or business models provide openings for gender inclusive economic development. How do inclusive business initiatives impact on women in business and the gendered constraints female entrepreneurs face in the economy? The course is developed with expert input from practitioner organizations and knowledge institutes involved in inclusive business initiatives, for example the BoP Innovation Center in Utrecht and the Center for Frugal Innovation in Africa in The Hague. Guest lecturers and innovators are invited to present during the course.
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