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GREAT insights Magazine

Social entrepreneurship in Europe and Africa


Arancha Martínez Fernández & Towett Ngetich, ECDPM Great Insights magazine, Volume 10, Issue 1

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Creating products with an impact on the most vulnerable people from the ground up is a side of entrepreneurship often not discussed. Arancha wants to change that. With a couple of social entrepreneurship projects under her belt, she understands how technology can lead to social change. She tells us about the challenges she’s been tackling with her projects and shares her take on the young leaders spearheading social change movements across the world.

Arancha Martínez Fernández is a social entrepreneur and founder of, an organisation that seeks to bring efficiency and professionalism to the humanitarian sector to maximise aid and funds. She graduated in business science and international relations from ICADE, studied history at UNED and has a Master’s degree in NGO management.

Twitter: @AranchaMtnez_

Is there a way to fight counterfeit medicines while contributing to the SDGs?  This is where Towett Ngetich’s Uthabiti Health comes in, a platform that uses blockchain to increase accountability and safety of health products in Kenya. Towett tells us more about Uthabiti, the entrepreneurial landscape in Africa and the overlap between Europe and Africa.

Towett Ngetich is the founder of Uthabiti Health in Kenya. He is also an Advisory Board Member at Queen Mary University, London.

Twitter: @TowettN

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External authors

Arancha Martínez Fernández

Towett Ngetich