Social Ventures – Energy in Africa

The “Social Ventures – Energy in Africa” series follows three MBA in Design Strategy students in their Social Venture summer course. Starting with research and fieldwork conducted in and around Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Anna Acquistapace, Olivia Nava and Eric Persha explore how business can be used to create positive social impact. California College of the Art’s MBA in Design Strategy is a groundbreaking program preparing the next generation of innovation leaders through a curriculum that unites design methodologies, business fundamentals, leadership and systems thinking.

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Solar Power Solutions for Rural Africa

Rural electrification is a serious challenge all over the world. In Tanzania, 75% of the population lives in rural areas with an electrification…
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In the Field: What to do When You Don’t Speak Swahili

This post is part of a series by dMBA students as part of their Social Venture summer course. For context and introduction, click…
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In the Field: Saba Saba International Trade Fair

During our visit to Tanzania, we were lucky to be in the field while the Saba Saba festival was occurring in Dar es…
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Social Ventures – Energy in Africa (Series Introduction)

Getting access to electricity sources is a major challenge for rural populations all over the world, but especially in developing countries. In Tanzania,…