LiveBuild is a driven Dutch organization that facilitates communities in Cameroon in improving living conditions by focusing on water, sanitation and education. We believe in the positive drive of people to make a change. We successfully combine development projects in Cameroon with involvement of a big group of volunteers and other involved people in the Netherlands.

With events, festivals and ‘LIVE’ communication we involve loads of (mainly young) people and raise funds. We are independent of government subsidies. In Cameroon we are present year round as we believe that is the only way to truly support communities to develop.

Which other Creative Sectors has the SME worked with?
Design, Performing & Visual Arts, Music

Which other Growth Sectors has the SME worked with?
Environment & Energy, Retail & Leisure, Society & Social Environment

Were any relationships rewarding?

They were all extremely rewarding because first and foremost they offer us the opportunity to reach out to a large group of young people who otherwise are hardly reached by other international development organisations. Secondly, our funding relies for a considerable amount on creative events and actions, so with our partners we are able to do so. Thirdly, working together cross sectorally brings in energy, new ideas and positive thinking. We are able to offer them a platform as well, so it is a two-way collaboration.

How does the SME think it could benefit from other sectors' input?

– Expertise and knowledge to share (e.g. for education projects in Cameroon)

– Organise events and actions together (e.g. with businesses or the local government)

– Reach a bigger target group

– Open up funding opportunities

What can the SME offer other sectors?

– We offer a big and driven group of young persons who are all connected to LiveBuild and prepared to work/support/help out.

– We help other sectors to give meaning to their activities and their social responsibility.

– As a NGO we create bridges because we are able to open doors who otherwise stay closed for many people and organisations.

– We bring in creative thinking

To what extent would the SME be prepared to share information?

We already share all our information. Our mission is to be as transparent as possible. We have no secrets.

How would the SME describe its potential for cross innovation?

As we believe contributing to the world is fun, we are open for all good ideas that in one way or the other eventually support our goal to reach young people in the Netherlands and to support Cameroonian communities to develop water and education.

We have a very smart and intelligent team that is surrounded by a big group of young and driven volunteers all prepared to work with other organisations and people as long as they are driven and have a positive attitude.

Out of the 11 Cross Innovation Partner Cities, are there any particular cities with which the SME would like to form a new relationship?
Berlin, Birmingham

Are there any particular organisations outside the SMEs home country, with which it would like to connect?

n/a

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