EMPACT HAS A SEPARATE 501(C)(3) DIVISION DEDICATED TO THE EMPOWERMENT OF NOT-FOR-PROFIT COMMUNITIES
CHIYOKO OSBORNE, EMPACT PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER, ON STAGE AT THE UNITED NATIONS INNOVATION DAY
Empact President and Co-Founder, Chiyoko Osborne, first introduced Empact during the SDG Action Event on Innovation at the 71st General Assembly of the UN. Leading innovators from the major corporations interacted with Member States on how emerging technologies can transform efforts aimed at the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Click here to watch the full video.
The Power of Community for Problem-Solving
In 2016, the United Nations endorsed Empact to drive collaboration around their 2030 Goals for Sustainable Development and Climate Change. Our white label software was built for the purpose of collaborative problem-solving within individual communities: it provides an online infrastructure to effectively connect networks of individuals to resources and opportunities, so that all players in the ecosystem can identify shared problems and start building real solutions.
Empact, For Good
Since our founding, we established two separate divisions of the company for maximum social impact. One, a for-profit entity: Empact LLC, which licenses software to a variety of for-profit companies and organizations who oftentimes have social impact high on their agenda. Two, a not-for-profit entity: Empact For Good Inc, a 501(c)(3), which donates software licenses (with minimum annual maintenance fee) to not-for-profit organizations who are directly working towards achieving the 17 SDGs. We believe in a world where our software can fuel collaboration in both the private sector and not-for-profit space.
No Community Left Behind
At Empact, we’ve made it our mission to provide any community whose work actively advances the 2030 SDGs, with access to an Empact platform. The goal is that all those committed to this global cause will be able to benefit from the use of our software, so that their work can benefit others.
Empact For Good, Management
To see one of our Empact For Good platforms live with over 14,000 members, visit AfricaConnekt.org.
Launched in 2017 as a collaboration between Empact, the United Nations Development Program, and the Government of Rwanda, the AfricaConnekt community-innovation platform provides entrepreneurs and investors in 25 countries across Africa with a dynamic ecosystem to develop sustainable businesses and build a new future for employment on the continent. Since its start in 2017, AfricaConnekt has held two innovation contests, rewarding thousands of dollars in prize money to the most promising entrepreneurs and ideas from across the platform. Deemed the “fasted-growing innovation hub in Africa,” the success of AfricaConnekt attests to the social impact that is possible when motivated communities are powered by an Empact platform. Watch the highlights reel of the 2017 AfricaConnekt launch in Kigali, Rwanda here.