Koneksie is a social enterprise based in Amsterdam. It focuses on solutions for social problems in developing countries. Its main project is the Kibo motorcycle. It is designed as a better alternative to the often ill-maintained motorcycles used by Kenyan taxi services. The project addresses construction, design, maintenance, and training of the drivers, insurance and every other aspect of the market. After Kenya, Koneksie wants to look at other countries in which it could implement the Kibo program.
The IRSP research focusses on the orientation of the markets in countries to which Koneksie wants to expand. These include Nigeria, the DRC and Angola. The researchers are looking into the market situation, legal frameworks, and the entrepreneurial culture, as well as experiences of other enterprises, logistics and different variables in these countries.
If you want to learn more about Koneksie, visit the website www.koneksie.com.