About This Show
We are witnessing a global geo-economic transformation centered on the rise of emerging markets, the growth of a new global middle class, rapid urbanization, and unprecedented physical and technological connectivity. In a world where 85% of the world’s population lives in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the centers of gravity in these emerging markets are reshaping the global landscape. Headquartered in Dubai, emerge85 collaborates with an array of stakeholders to uncover and accelerate the most promising solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. If you share our passion for a more inclusive digital future, reach out.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Overcoming Stigma Around Reproductive Health Through E-Commerce
This week we talk with Joanna Bichsel, the CEO and co-founder of Kasha, an e-commerce platform based in Rwanda that delivers reproductive health and personal care products to largely rural, low-income women.
The company is committed to helping women in the emerging world access products that are often stigmatized, like birth control and pregnancy tests, through mobile ordering and discreet delivery systems.
Kasha started in Rwanda in 2016 and has recently expanded into Kenya. Producer Meara Sharma talks with Joanna about her journey to working in tech and health in emerging countries, the importance of women-centric business models, and East Africa's exciting startup culture.Read more »