Tangaza University College is an academic institution that provides competence base training to Social Entrepreneurs, training them and enabling them to impact and transform the life of people.
Currently, the college offers undergraduate degrees, Master’s Degree, Diploma Programmes and a number of Certificate Programmes in its various institutes. The phenomenal growth of the College reflects the importance that the Kenya Nation attaches to development in those fields and in education in general, all these being rounded up with a religious and spiritual touch rendering the student an all-round formation at Tangaza.
Ashoka East Africa is an affiliate of Ashoka an international organization that promotes social entrepreneurship by affiliating individual social entrepreneurs into their eco system. Ashoka East Africa was founded in 2001, and is the youngest Africa program serving Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Ashoka East Africa strives to shape a regional, entrepreneurial, and competitive citizen sector, one that allows entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the region's citizens to think and act as Changemakers. For the past years, they have grown considerably both in terms of numbers of leading social entrepreneurs, currently having 87 Ashoka fellows, 15 changemaker schools which equip young people with 21st Century skills such as changemaking, empathy and teamwork, have 50 youth serving organisations and have influenced over 4,000 young people from across the region, self-identifying as changemakers.
The Ashoka Visionary Program is a pioneering leadership program for Ashoka Fellows, decision makers and leaders of change from the corporate world, the public sector and civil society. The program helps develop and support global responsible leadership and a renewed sense of mission and impact. The program empowers participants on how to solve societal problems in an entrepreneurial way.
The Ashoka Visionary Program was prototyped and operated out of the Ashoka Austria office over the past 5 years. It is now replicated as a regional program in Eastern Africa and the Mediterranean Region, based in Athens. The Visionary Academy coordinates these implementations led by Raphaela Toncic-Sorinj. Our goal is to support each program equally and to spark initiatives emerging from civil society. These initiatives don´t follow one single ideology, what they have in common is the vision of changing communities for the better.
Independent of political, commercial, military, ethnic or religious objectives CARE promotes the protection of humanitarian space. We provide assistance on the basis of need, regardless of race, creed or nationality addressing the rights of vulnerable groups, particularly women and girls.
CARE follows a set of Programming Principles in our emergency, rehabilitation and long-term development work. CARE's principles are aligned with those of many other humanitarian agencies, and include:
Combating poverty, ensuring peace and preserving the environment: These are the three major concerns of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation. ADA currently funds projects and programmes with a total volume of 500 million euros to improve living conditions in developing countries.
Together with the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (MFA), partner countries, public institutions, civil society organisations and businesses, ADA seeks to ensure that sustainable development works to the benefit of all people in Africa, Asia, Southeast Europe and the South Caucasus. ADA staff on the ground in 13 coordination offices make sure that ADA operations are in line with national development goals and the needs of the local population and that funds are put to the best possible use.
E4Impact is an initiative launched in 2010 by ALTIS – Graduate School of Business and Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, with the objective of training impact entrepreneurs in the developing world to support the start-up and growth of their businesses.
In 2015, E4Impact became a Foundation with the support of Securfin, Mapei, Salini-Impregilo, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Always Africa Association. Later, eni, Lisa Spa, Intesa Sanpaolo, and VueTel joined E4Impact as Corporate Participants and Diana Bracco, Michele Carpinelli and Jean-Sébastien Deacaux as Individual Participants.
Villgro Africa is pioneering social entrepreneurship and impact investment in innovative enterprises in Africa. The Villgro Africa team has over 30 years’ experience in R&D/academia and entrepreneurship in the region that is relevant to healthcare and life sciences technology commercialization. Our partnerships and networks span across the R&D, commercialization and funding pipeline to leverage local and foreign investments for global health impact in the region.
The challenge is not in the lack of technology or know-how to solve challenges, but the lack of a convincing business case to warrant the effort. We work with entrepreneurs to develop and deliver/implement innovative solutions through a business model approach. This includes offering them funding, technical assistance, go to market, and investment readiness.
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. We are the Good food, Good life company. We believe in the power of food to enhance lives. Good food nourishes and delights the senses. It helps children grow healthy, pets thrive, parents age gracefully and everyone live life to the fullest. Good food brings us together. Good food also respects our planet and protects resources for future generations.
At Nestlé, we constantly explore and push the boundaries of what is possible with foods, beverages, and nutritional health solutions to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. We focus our energy and resources where unlocking the power of food can make the greatest difference to the lives of people and pets, protect and enhance the environment, and generate significant value for our shareholders and stakeholders alike.
Absa Bank Kenya is part of Absa Group Limited, an African financial services group that aims to be the pride of the continent. Absa Group Limited is listed on the JSE in South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across the continent and around 42, 000 employees.
We’re committed to finding local solutions to uniquely local challenges and everything we do is focused on adding value. To this end, we offer our clients a range of retail, business, corporate and investment, and wealth management solutions. We also ensure a positive impact in all the countries where we operate. We’re part of a truly African brand, inspired by the people we serve and determined to always be brave, passionate and ready so that we can make our continent proud.
The Social Enterprise Society of Kenya (SESOK) is a registered society in Kenya which was founded in January 2017 and is Kenya’s umbrella body for social enterprises in all sectors of the economy. We aim to expand our membership and influence throughout the East African region and possibly beyond. A social enterprise is an organization or business which uses commercial strategies for the benefit of society or the environment while making a profit. Our aim is to bring social enterprises in the limelight and make them visible and relevant in today’s economy. In the past and still today, traditional businesses have existed and made profits along the way but have neglected to pay attention to the social and environmental impacts of their activities. Social and environmental impacts are critical if we are to sustain ourselves as a planet and the aim is to increase this positive impact on a grand scale. A good benchmark or guide to use while running a social enterprise is to consider the set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) which are critical and should be linked with the daily activities of social enterprises.
The AgriFI Programme is an Agriculture Financing initiative expected to increase agricultural yields, open sustainable supply chains for farmers, and improve food security in line with Kenya’s Big Four Agenda and the blueprint Vision 2030.
Development policy and foreign policy are integrated in the daily work of the Danish Foreign Service in both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen and the Danish missions in Denmark's partner countries. Danida is the term - brand name - used for Denmark's development cooperation. It is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for development assistance and is served by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Foreign Service.
Danida contributes to the fight against poverty, promotes sustainable growth and stability, as well as ensuring equal rights and opportunities in developing countries.
The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 27 EU countries that together cover much of the continent.
The predecessor of the EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries that trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict.
The result was the European Economic Community (EEC), created in 1958, and initially increasing economic cooperation between six countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Since then, 22 other members joined and a huge single market (also known as the 'internal' market) has been created and continues to develop towards its full potential.
MESPT is mandated to support sustainable economic growth and development of Small Holder Farmers, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), through a value chain approach and offers sustainable credit to financial institutions for improved business competitiveness and job creation.
The Trust’s focus is to facilitate support and provision of integrated financial and business development services for small holder farmers and MSMEs in Kenya. This is aimed at enabling beneficiaries to access finance, increase agricultural productivity, agro-processing, and access markets/ trade opportunities. For over a decade, MESPT has partnered with development agencies, donors, and investors to build the capacity of the business services sector and the agricultural sector in Kenya through our unique tripartite business model that links Farmers, SMEs and Financial Institutions -creating linkages along value chains.
Etimos Foundation is a network of organizations promoting sustainable business and financial inclusion in order to improve people’s lives and foster environment protection. Since 1989 it has been operating in emerging markets through encouraging partnerships among public institutions, international and local organizations, companies and impact finance experts.
Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology
The Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) has responsibility for formulating, administering, managing and developing the Information, Broadcasting and Communication policy. In May 2016, through an Executive Order No. 1/2016, the Ministry was split into two state Departments. The State Department of Broadcasting and Telecommunications and The State Department of ICT and Innovation.
The mandate of the Ministry as derived from Presidential Executive Order No.1/2016 of May 2016 comprises the formulation of policies and laws that regulate standards and services in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector, Telecommunications and the Media industry. It is also charged with the responsibility of developing and administering ICT standards, building capacity of mass media and ICT, and the dissemination of public information through the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).
Established in 1967, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) brings together human, financial and technical resources to address the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world. Special emphasis is placed on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of life.
The Public Health Society of Kenya (PHSK) is a professional association that seeks to influence funding, delivery, practice and consumption of health in Kenya to achieve better health and wellbeing for all.
The Public Health Society(PHSK) brings together professionals with a passion for public health. PHSK recognizes that for a healthier nation, preventive health should be a way of life and that health should be a responsibility of public leaders, health professionals, communities and individuals.
Endless Africa Limited better known as EAL is an industry leader working towards Restoring Human Dignity in communities across Africa. This we do by; Creating value, Improving incomes and Raising standards in Africa’s Economies.
We are at the forefront of transforming Africa’s economic structures and shaping the continent’s future to enable its population to benefit from stronger, more inclusive growth by commercializing value chains. Our objective is to disrupt the African value chains by increasing returns to smallholder producers and investors through increasing yields, utilizing technology and encompassing financial instruments; for our farmers, traders, farms and governments.
We do this through collaboration, partnerships and design innovation. Our initiatives and investments are focused on optimizing value chains and positively transforming lives. Our strategy is based on the transition from smallholder producers into large-scale. This is inclusive of; sustainable systems, incorporating efficient resource use and planning suitable production zones through aggregation of smallholder producers into producer organizations such as cooperatives and other tradable formations.
UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
The history of COMESA began in December 1994 when it was formed to replace the former Preferential Trade Area (PTA) which had existed from the earlier days of 1981. COMESA (as defined by its Treaty) was established ‘as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people’ and as such it has a wide-ranging series of objectives which necessarily include in its priorities the promotion of peace and security in the region. However, due to COMESA’s economic history and background its main focus is on the formation of a large economic and trading unit that is capable of overcoming some of the barriers that are faced by individual states.
Esade is a global institution structured as a Business School, a Law School, and an Executive Education area.
Esade is a global academic institution known for the quality of its education, its international outlook, and its focus on holistic personal development. Esade has strong ties to the business world.
City Business School is a new type of business school that combines elements of classic business education and the latest educational solutions and technologies. Thanks to innovative services and the best in the CIS Distance Learning System, the students of the School receive all the necessary skills for rapid growth both professionally and personally.
The Business School presents a full range of business education programs and courses, including highly specialized areas, developed taking into account the specifics of the industry. The practice, flexibility and availability of our programs make them a good solution for anyone who values their time and wants to plan their resources themselves.
St. Mary's University University (SMU) is an outgrowth of St. Mary's University Language School which was established in 1991 in Addis Ababa. The Language school was upgraded to a language center in 1995 and has solely been devoted to the imp rovement of the English language proficiency of students, establishing itself as a leading language center in the capital. It was in this language center that the University was born.
Association for Faculty Enrichment in Learning and Teaching
The Association for Faculty Enrichment in Learning and Teaching (AFELT) is a professional association for academic staff and other major players in higher education.AFELT seeks to enhance scholarship of learning, teaching, and life-long learning for academic staff through collaboration with similar or complementary individuals and organizations. The Association does this by bringing together professionals in higher education and offers opportunity for the exploration of development initiatives that will promote the quality of learning in higher education in the region. For this purpose, we work with institutions closely linked with higher education, particularly those addressing quality. AFELT offers opportunities for professionals in higher education to network, research, and share best practice by providing a forum for capacity building.
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
The Bank Group achieves this objective by:
mobilizing and allocating resources for investment in RMCs; and
providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.
Hivos was founded in 1968, inspired by humanist values. Our founders held the conviction that development work should be secular, as true cooperation presumes respect for differing beliefs. In our first ever brochure, our founders wrote that “necessary changes should spring from communities themselves – from people at the base of society.” These convictions are still reflected in our work.
We believe that human life in its many forms is valuable, and that people are filled with potential. Living a life in freedom and dignity, with respect for each other and the planet, leads to greater individual well-being and fair, vibrant societies.
Innovative Co-operative for Optimal Nutrition (ICON)
African social entrepreneurs-supported by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-Operation (CTA) and Ashoka (the worldwide leading network of social entrepreneurs)- have launched the Innovative Co-operative for Optimal Nutrition (ICON) to accelerate the consumption production and trade local highly nutritious food products.
ICON’s aim is to create a framework of exchanges and actions to ensure the food optimisation from the farm to the table, achieving a larger collective economic, social and environmental impact on nutrition in Africa.
ICON works around a common goal, fight malnutrition in Africa, notably through the creation of common brand, a quality charter, a distribution platform and awareness-raising actions on malnutrition.
At Village Energy, our engineers are the leading experts in solar system design and installation. We customise each system to meet the unique energy needs of your business or organisation—guaranteeing that our solar power will help your business expand and run more efficiently.
With a network of trained technicians across the country, we promise to provide you with a reliable energy source that is tailor-made to meet your needs. Our solutions are perfect for schools, health centres, hotels, farms, offices, and other institutions in both rural and urban areas.
We also provide financing, with partner banks, who offer solar loans for upto 5 years.
Based in Siavonga, Zambia Safe Motherhood Alliance is a social enterprise, established to promote and enhance safe birth by developing a simple, low-cost, disposable delivery kit for pregnant women in Zambia that will be used during childbirth. We also have training sessions for first time mothers on how to breastfeed. We supply the delivery kits to health clinics, university teaching hospitals, maternal and child health organizations, traditional Birth Attendants.
Whenever applicable, we will provide relevant training for accreditation to use the kits. This is to ensure safe use of the kits. We are currently scaling up our business to other parts of Zambia. The Safety of mother and baby is our priority.
The Akili Project is an Entire Value Chain Intervention, focusing on empowering members of rural communities, particularly the youth, through an economically sustainable activity. The Entire Value Chain model recognizes that most production activities at the farmer level are actually at a loss. In an entire value chain, where the raw produce is converted to another product, the small-scale farmer shares in the profit of the value addition. The entire value chain looks at the maximum possible price and shares it backward.
By promoting social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurial thinking MMH will create social impact, help to find innovative business models and will also create a benefit for our own organizations and employees. MMH is about bringing together business and social knowledge. Together with our partner Ashoka, the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide we engage actively in single social entrepreneurship projects.
Ashoka displays competence in creating change and comes with the network and know-how to identify and to advance social innovators. This way of collaboration forms a win-win situation for everyone: For our fellows, our communities, for Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Boehringer Ingelheim is competent in the healthcare and business sectors. The company can provide the social entrepreneurs with a great deal of experience in professional project management. Furthermore, we support the entrepreneurs with our skills, experience, and network.
We would hereby like to achieve a change in the healthcare system. And we would like to give something to society, something that cannot be measured and solved monetarily: It’s about creating Shared Value.
The Newmark Group Limited is a leading African Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) firm that ranks among the fastest growing with a strong presence in the Multinational Brand segment of the market. With a footprint in over 30 countries in Africa, Newmark brings a multicultural and authentically localized approach to messaging, outreach and engagement. Newmark’s wide team of strategy, creative, editorial and content experts enables us to support leading local and global brands to understand their competitive landscape, enhance their visibility and earn a strategic reputation that supports their business objectives.
Our focus on quality allows Weza-prosoft to continue to grow at a rapid rate. Our long term vision is to be Africa’s best software engineering and Solutions Company, measured by the value we deliver to our clients, our employees and the greater community. Our mission is to deliver high quality software engineered solutions to Africa’s leading companies. Our values are centred around empowerment, integrity, commitment, co-operation and excellence; all channelled towards the ultimate goal of exceeding the expectations of all our stakeholders.
Weza-prosoft assists companies in the delivery of customised software solutions that differentiate them in the marketplace. Our solutions enable our clients to meet the rapidly changing demands of their businesses and stay competitive.