We are proud to announce that with the upcoming legal changes in our structural setup—moving from being a non-profit organization towards being a charitable foundation—we have developed a strategy for the period up to 2030. It is based on the overarching goal of making enpact an integral part of German development cooperation through direct financing instruments and promoting sustainable entrepreneurship. We have developed a set strategy with underlying outputs and results to achieve this. You can learn more by downloading the full report.
Get to know our ongoing projects across the different core areas.
The Manufacturing Advancement and Development in Egypt (MADE) Program empowers university students and recent graduates. The program offers a curated mix of technical support, resources, and tools to transfer ideas into ready-for-market solutions for aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for manufacturing across three stages: ideation, pre-incubation, and incubation.
Our cooperation with the DROSOS FOUNDATION continues with doroob, an integrated support program for innovative entrepreneurial ideas focusing on social impact. The program concept consists of four components to create a supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurs with a specific focus on the following sectors: agriculture, including food and water security; tourism; creative industries; and health.
The Female Entrepreneurship in Moldova – Emergency Initiative for Economic Empowerment (FEMEIE) program, we support female Moldovan and Ukrainian entrepreneurs affected by the Russian war of aggression. This entails the provision of a support center in Moldova, financial support, access to our global network and resources, and entrepreneurship education and training.
In 2023, we’re implementing a series of events within the AsiaBerlin Community to connect innovative hubs and entrepreneurship ecosystems in Asia with the Berlin ecosystem through a variety of international activities. The aim of the activities is to build bridges, facilitate access to resources, remove barriers to entry and foster global partnerships. It is a community-driven platform that creates and enables relationships between investors, entrepreneurs, experts, and organizations from the private and public sectors.
enpact for me is a ratatouille. Constantly, different flavors and ingredients are added and become a delicious plate. They taste delicious, and they look fantastic, and that is what I like the most in enpact, which is diversity.
– Shaimaa Emam, Project Manager, Cairo.
2022 allowed me for the first time to meet the participants of our programs, like the Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Decentralised Development Lab, AfricaBerlin Network, etc. in an analog way. It was really great to be able to connect with people directly. For me personally, work is not just performing something or selling something. I prefer having a mission and doing something useful for somebody. At enpact, we’re creating connections and global synergies.
enpact in one word? Accelerate.
– Hanna Starchyk, Senior Manager, Berlin.
We have so many different projects. So many activities. One of the biggest milestones was implementing the AsiaBerlin Summit, so kudos to the team there. I am very proud of the DDLab to be honest. We were able to bring the participants to Berlin—once more the effort of all the team, with all hands on deck to get them their visas, and organize the events etc. as it was one of the first in-person activities we organized in Berlin since the pandemic.
– Wail Daoud, Senior Manager, Berlin.
My highlight is dealing with so many different people in our projects, both seniors and fresh grads, which makes my daily work such a unique and new experience—every single day.
– Heba Mohammed, Project Associate, Cairo.
What inspires me the most is the team that I have been working with, either over here in Egypt or in our HQ in Berlin. Also, the projects we have been able to start here in Egypt, tapping on entirely new sectors for enpact and accelerating innovation and development within them.
– Rawan Bassam, Senior Manager, Cairo.
I don’t think there is one word that summarizes enpact well. For me on a personal level, I have been at enpact for a long time, I have been through the highs and lows, so the word that keeps jumping up for me is longevity. People in our generation are typically not known to spend a lot of time working for one organization. So, for me, continuing to find the work motivating, challenging and rewarding is a big testament to the impact we are creating.
– Essam Sharaf, Head of Projects, Berlin.
The most impactful moment in my 2022 was the AsiaBerlin Summit’22 as it allowed me to learn and explore myself. I was in charge of the exhibitions, our interaction spots area. I got to know many different partners, sponsors, entrepreneurs and gained really deep insights about the state of different entrepreneurship ecosystems all across Europe and Asia. So, it was the best experience I ever had.
– Gabrielle Liu, Project Associate, Berlin.
2022? Wow. That was already last year! My highlight is that we managed to juggle so many different projects, like the AsiaBerlin project, summit, delegation trips, and the Berlin Landing Pad. We brought startups from Indonesia, Japan, and Turkey to Berlin, while—in the meantime and applying a core strength of ours—we were leveraging our Berlin ecosystem network, and brought ecosystem actors and entrepreneurs to Singapore and Indonesia. I love working with the community, especially entrepreneurs, that are committed to creating impact, to exploring and finding opportunities, and accessing new markets.
– Shira Putrinda, Project Manager, Berlin.
What stood out in 2022 was resilience. The resilience of African businesses despite COVID-19 aftershocks and global economic difficulties is the most inspiring part of my work.
For me, enpact is a verb: Do!
– Ernest Armah, Project Manager, Accra.
enpact in one word? Bold. 2022 was another point of inflection towards new beginnings and interesting challenges. Now I know for sure, that every year at enpact always brings something new.
– Sergio Rakotozafy, Project Manager, Berlin.
One of the most impactful parts of 2022 was the start of our project in Moldova for Ukrainian and Moldovan female entrepreneurs. Right now we are setting up a support center and in the next couple of months what is now a construction site will turn into a nice event area with lots of workshops, networking sessions, and a community.
– Elisabeth Uhlig, Project Manager, Berlin.
For enpact in 2022? I think the highlight really was induced by a big lowlight for the whole world: the Russian war in Ukraine. I am glad and proud that enpact was quick to react and able to propose a program that really seeks to improve the situation of women that were affected in Ukraine and Moldova. The most impactful part for me was when the planning process went to its final stages, and we could actually start implementing this project and rolling it out. This was really the start for helping people in Moldova and Ukrainians in Moldova that were affected by this war to get better and to improve their living conditions.
– Simon Wendelin Burger, Head of Strategy, Berlin.
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