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SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their post-conflict societies into prosperity. Learn more about our activities, how we do it, and what inspires us.
About SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their fragile, conflict affected societies into prosperity. Company Overview SPARK is an international, non-governmental, development organisation. Headquarters is based in Amsterdam. SPARK has two founding directors: Yannick du Pont and Michel Richter. General Information SPARK has approximately 80 staff members in offices in Southeast Europe (Serbia, Kosovo, Turkey), Middle East (Lebanon, Yemen, Kurdistan/Iraq), Africa (Tunesia, South Sudan, Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi, Liberia, Ivory Coast), Asia (Myanmar), and The Netherlands (Amsterdam, HQ). Products SPARK Solutions & Services have been developed to achieve our goals. These contain higher education and private sector development approaches with conflict sensitivity dimensions that can be realized for, or in cooperation with, clients and (local) partners. Potential entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses each require specific support services and solutions to successfully develop, start or expand their business. SPARK Solutions focus on developing Business Startup Centres, Startup Finance, Scholarships and Faculty Enrichment. SPARK Services contain a wide variety of trainings for entrepreneurs and local partners, curriculum development for schools and universities, organising a youth academy for entrepreneurs, setting up business plan competitions and