SCC Members & Collaborators

The Smart Communities Coalition (SCC) seeks to improve the delivery of essential services to forcibly displaced individuals and host community members through enhanced coordination between public and private entities and strategic implementation of technology.

Smart Communities Coalition, co-chaired by Mastercard and USAID, comprises members and collaborators that identify new models to deploy innovative technology and partnership solutions to enable transformational change in the delivery of services to displaced individuals and host communities. These efforts empower displaced individuals with an increased ability to provide for themselves and their families, thereby helping generate greater value to host communities.

To learn more about SCC's members and collaborators, explore the tabs below.

Collaborators are organizations that do not implement activities directly on the ground but are committed to advancing the goals of the Smart Communities Coalition.


 GSMA

GSMA

GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.
 

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Tent Partnership for Refugees

Tent Partnership for Refugees is mobilizing the private sector to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 20 million men, women and children forcibly displaced from their home countries.
 

UNHCR

UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
 

UN SEforAl

UN SEforAll

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with leaders to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 and the Paris Agreement.
 

U.S. Department of State PRM

U.S. Department of State PRM

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides protection, eases suffering, and resolves the plight of persecuted and uprooted people around the world.

Accenture

Accenture

Accenture works with development partners to address social, economic and environmental issues by developing sustainable, innovative and market-based solutions.
 

BioLite

BioLite

BioLite is a clean energy company that designs, manufactures and sells off-grid energy products to rural communities in areas affected by poverty, displacement and conflict.
 

BRCK

BRCK

BRCK is a Kenyan technology company providing internet access to East Africa by building software tools for connectivity that account for regional infrastructure needs, particularly in rural areas.
 

Cisco

Cisco

Cisco is a global leader in the technology sector that has enabled people to make powerful connections since its founding in 1984.
 

Convenit Holdings

Convenit Holdings

Convenit Holdings is a for-profit social enteprise investing in African marketplaces to extend connectivity beyond commercial terms and bridge the digital divide for educational and socio-economic impact.
 

Developing World Markets

Developing World Markets

Developing World Markets is an emerging market investment manager focused on return-first impact investments for its investors, and measurable environmental or social benefits for the developing world.
 

EDP Renewables

EDP Renewables

EDP Renewables develops, constructs and operates wind farms and solar plants enabling access to clean energy in developing countries and promoting the sustainable development of communities.
 

Energy Peace Partners

Energy Peace Partners

Energy Peace Partners leverages economic and climate solutions to create an enabling environment for introducing renewable energy as building blocks for peace in places affected by violent conflict.
 

Every1Mobile

Every1Mobile

Every1Mobile designs and delivers digital solutions to drive social change in low-income communities across sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets.
 

Fenix International

Fenix International

Fenix International is an energy and financial services company whose mission is to improve the quality of life of its customers, the 1.3 billion people who live without power in emerging markets.
 

Global Knowledge Initiative

Global Knowledge Initiative

GKI is a purpose-driven organization that empowers people to lead transformational change within themselves, their organizations and the systems around them to build a better future.
 

Mandulis Energy

Mandulis Energy

Mandulis Energy is a developer of renewable energy projects in emerging markets, committed to creating and deploying new technologies and approaches to address the energy access "trilemma."
 

Microsoft Philanthropies

Microsoft Philanthropies

Microsoft Philanthropies works to create a future where everyone has access to endless possibilities.
 

Moonshot Global

Moonshot Global

Moonshot Global is a woman-owned advisory services firm with core capabilities in evidence, learning, and impact (ELI), innovation, investments; and human and institutional capacity development.
 

Pawame

Pawame

Pawame aspires to an electrified African continent and works towards this goal by offering affordable and reliable solar home systems on pay-as-you-go financing.
 

PowerCorner

PowerCorner

PowerCorner aims to improve energy access in rural, underserved areas of sub-Saharan Africa by developing smart solar mini-grids, supporting income-generating, energy-intensive activities.
 

PowerGen

PowerGen

PowerGen Renewable Energy is a utility company specializing in solar micro-grids with installations of off-grid energy systems in communities and businesses throughout East and West Africa.
 

Shell International

Shell International

Shell International is a global energy company that is working with partners to empower displaced people and host communities through access to more and cleaner energy choices.
 

SOLARKIOSK Solutions

SOLARKIOSK Solutions

Solarkiosk Solutions enables and empowers the sustainable economic development of communities worldwide through the provision of clean energy services, quality products and sustainable solutions.
 

Taqanu

Taqanu

Taqanu is a blockchain-based digital identity platform and surrounding ecosystem. As an innovative digital identity solution, Taqanu focuses on self-owned digital identity.
 

The Innovation Village

The Innovation Village

The Innovation Village is Uganda's launchpad for leading innovators and entrepreneurs, with the goal of creating a destination that grows companies centered around solving Uganda's biggest challenges.
 

Total Access to Energy

Total Access to Energy

The Total Access to Energy program is testing and developing innovative and profitable business models on a large scale to find long-term solutions to the problem of energy access for low-income communities.
 

Viamo

Viamo

Viamo is dedicated to helping organizations embrace the rapid expansion of mobile phone usage for large-scale, high-impact development projects.
 

Acumen

Acumen

Acumen invests patient capital to bridge the gap between the efficiency and scale of market-based approaches, and the social impact of pure philanthropy to bring sustainable solutions to poverty.
 

Alight

Alight

Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) works closely with displaced communities to co-create solutions and economic opportunities to help its members build full and fulfilling lives.
 

Chatham House

Chatham House

Chatham House helps build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world through informed debate, new policy ideas and outreach to audiences.
 

DanChurchAid

DanChurchAid

DanChurchAid is a Danish humanitarian organization that supports the world’s poorest by providing development assistance and disaster relief to create a more sustainable and just world.
 

Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and displaced communities by providing emergency aid and social protections, enabling opportunities for a brighter future.
 

Digital Opportunity Trust

Digital Opportunity Trust

DOT is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.
 

Energy4Impact

Energy4Impact

Energy 4 Impact is a non-profit that provides businesses with operational, technical & financial expertise to deliver improved energy access in Africa.
 

FINCA International

FINCA International

FINCA International is a not-for-profit corporation that uses market-based solutions to catalyze economic growth, expand financial inclusion, and alleviate poverty worldwide.
 

FSD Africa

FSD Africa

FSD Africa is a specialist development agency working across sub-Saharan Africa to build and strengthen financial markets.
 

GSMA

GSMA

GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.
 

International Rescue Committee Kenya

International Rescue Committee Kenya

The International Rescue Committee Kenya helps vulnerable refugees rebuild their lives and provides support to host communities dealing with disease and internal conflict.
 

International Trade Centre

International Trade Centre

The International Trade Centre is the only development agency that is fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of small- and medium-sized enterprises.
 

Lutheran World Federation

Lutheran World Federation

Lutheran World Federation puts faith into action for a just, peaceful and reconciled world, acting on behalf of member churches to provide humanitarian assistance and advocate for the protection of human rights.
 

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that - despite rising conflict and social, political and economic instability - a better world is possible.
 

NetHope

NetHope

NetHope is a consortium of nearly 60 leading global nonprofits empowering committed organizations to improve the world through the power of technology.
 

Norwegian Refugee Council

Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization working in 32 countries to help people forced to flee through camp management, food assistance, clean water, shelter, and more.
 

Practical Action

Practical Action

Practical Action Consulting focuses on enabling safe, sustainable access to energy for displaced people, refugees, and their host communities.
 

Response Innovation Lab

Response Innovation Lab

The Response Innovation Lab is a global collaboration which supports organizations working on innovation in a humanitarian context.
 

SNV

SNV

SNV is making a lasting difference in the lives of millions of people in poverty. Equipping communities, businesses and organizations to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.
 

Tent Partnership for Refugees

Tent Partnership for Refugees

Tent Partnership for Refugees is mobilizing the private sector to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 20 million men, women and children forcibly displaced from their home countries.
 

UNHCR

UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
 

UN SEforAl

UN SEforAll

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with leaders to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 and the Paris Agreement.
 

Vecna Cares Charitable Trust

Vecna Cares Charitable Trust

VecnaCares is an international non-profit that designs and deploys information management and technology solutions to create measurable impact.
 

World Vision

World Vision

World Vision is the largest child-focused charity in the world, devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world.
 

To learn more and join the Smart Communities Coalition, contact:

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Sasha Kapadia, Director, Humanitarian & Development, Mastercard

sasha.kapadia@mastercard.com

Katrina Pielli, Senior Energy Advisor, USAID

kpielli@usaid.gov