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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Innovations in Last Mile Distribution

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Session Description

Join hosts BoP Innovation Center, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Practical Action as we explore the latest innovations in last mile distribution (LMD)!

The event will start with a short presentation from each of our panelists (see registration link), who will share the cutting-edge innovations in their LMD projects. We will then divide into a dynamic world café format to identify and discuss other innovations in the sector and to what extent they are delivering impact and scale; as well as those areas where innovation is still needed. We will end with report outs of the robust conversations and identify next steps. The event will close with an opportunity to network around a drink in the beautiful Vincent’s Club.

If you’re interested in how to bring socially impactful products – be they solar lights, water filters, clean cookstoves, nutritious food, spectacles or sanitary napkins – to people at the base of the pyramid effectively and at scale, come and join this exciting conversation with social entrepreneurs, investors, donors, NGOs, and technology manufacturers!

Facilitated by the Global Distributers Collective: The GDC is a partnership-based model that acts as a ‘one stop shop’ for last mile businesses, offering support, information and expertise to overcome the challenges of accessing life-changing technologies. It provides a collective voice for distributors to ensure their voice is heard; drives research and innovation across the sector; facilitates the exchange of information, insight and expertise; and helps pilot, test and scale innovative solutions. Check out the GDC’s call to action report here.


03:00 pm - 05:00 pm Thursday, April 12


Vincent's Club
1A King Edward StreetOxfordOX1 4HSUnited Kingdom


Global Distributors Collective