UNDP, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (the EPFL), Orange and SAP have selected the top 13% most innovative and investment-ready ventures that are transforming access to health, energy and waste management in developing countries.

Gulf Capital and MEED-GlobalData have announced the ‘Gulf Capital SME Insights Summit’ on September 9, 2020, culminating the successful webinar series, which provided access for SMEs to resources and experts on critical topics following the current financial climate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Village Capital today announced the twelve early-stage fintech startups selected to take part in Finance Forward MENA 2020. An accelerator, Finance Forward MENA will provide the startups with five weeks of online and in-person training focused on improving their business models and making their financial health solutions available to those who need them most in the current economic climate.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a critical role in the global economy. They are also under immense pressure to digitalise to keep up with the pace of change and become resilient against the effects of the current and future pandemics, according to experts from global development organisations. Government support alone is not enough to facilitate this change; instead, entire ecosystems that include the public sector, private financial institutions, universities and small and micro firms must be developed in order to facilitate digital transformation and create sustainable resilience and development.

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