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Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award

Our Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In the 2021 award cycle, we focused on innovative solutions that increase financial access to healthcare in low-income communities. To be eligible for the award, an enterprise had to take a business-minded approach that increases the resources available to households to pay for healthcare and/or that reduces health shocks that lead to poverty or economic vulnerability following a disease or an accident.

The 2021 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award winner, Clinicas del Azúcar, was selected from among three finalists by a jury of Swiss Re senior executives, an academic representative and a Swiss Re client at a live virtual event on 19 May 2021.

Clinicas del Azúcar, and runners-up clinicPesa and Wellahealth will share the total award grant of USD 700 000 and benefit from coaching and technical advice provided by Swiss Re employees.

2021 Resilience Award Winner

Winner 2021: Tackling Mexico’s biggest health threats

Clinicas del Azucar has revolutionized diabetes and hypertension care in Mexico.

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2020 Resilience Award Winner

Winner 2020: Empowering women to farm smarter

AMAATI processes and markets fonio produced by women farmers in Ghana’s Northern Region.

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1st Runner-up: Smart tech for smarter farming

The Ecosystem Regeneration Associates (ERA) helps farmers generate revenue by obtaining access to trade-able emission certificates by adopting regenerative land management practices.

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2019 Resilience Award Winner

Winner 2019: Transforming healthcare in Kenya

CarePay is connecting millions to healthcare on its mobile health payments platform.

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2018 Resilience Award Winner

Winner 2018: Scaling up solar energy

Altech sells solar kits to customers in rural and poor urban areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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2016 Resilience Award Winner

Winner 2016: Virtual physical therapy for the elderly

SimpleTherapy offers video-based, head-to-toe exercise therapy programs that help seniors improve their condition.

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