Strengthening Africa’s Creative Economy Ecosystem Towards More Resilient and Sustainable Development

In partnership with the Henley Business School, UK and AfriNolly Creative Hub, Lagos, Sociocapital co-created an interactive, modular, and asynchronous Pan-African social impact entrepreneurship e-learning program with learner-directed, self-paced learning content targeted at early-stage entrepreneurs in Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa but open to users more widely across the continent. The program is currently deployed across Africa as virtual and in-person/hybrid programs with course versions in English and Arabic.

Improving Equitable Access to Skills and Employment Through Apprenticeship and Informal Education

Sociocapital supported the Skills for Prosperity (S4P) Nigeria Project to conduct a detailed country landscape and stakeholder satisfaction survey to: identify and address factors that shape the business environment for technical and vocational education and training (TVET); understand stakeholder’s satisfaction with TVET programmes, apprenticeships, and traineeships; and uncover specific areas related to safeguarding, gender equality and social inclusion capacity.

Towards a More Collaborative, Country-Led, and Global Nutrition Response

Sociocapital supported the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the World Food Program to equip and support Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs), the private sector, as well as humanitarian and development actors within the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network to collaboratively adopt safe and healthy nutrition business practices through the development of global convergence toolkit, technical assistance strategy and revised governance framework.

Advancing the Nigerian Creative Economy through impact Entrepreneurship, Education and Investment

Sociocapital led the development of the National Creative Hub Strategy towards advancing the Nigerian creative economy through impact entrepreneurship, education, and investment. The strategy is positioned to unlock impact capital to foster the growth of the creative economy and the establishment of incubator hubs for the creative industry in Nigeria.

Improving Maternal and Newborn Health outcomes using a Total Market Approach (TMA)

Using data to inform its Total Market Approach (TMA) strategies and measure progress, Sociocapital supported the delivery of a baseline assessment to generate the qualitative insights needed to contribute to the goal of reducing maternal and perinatal mortality in line with the SMGL 2.0 project objectives – improved access to and quality of maternal and new-born care and institutional delivery services; and strengthened collaboration and partnership between government and the private health sector.

Strengthening Surveillance Systems for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Antimicrobial Use (AMU) Across the Human, Animal, and Environmental Health Sectors

Sociocapital supported Development Alternatives, International (DAI) – the Fleming Funding local partner in Nigeria to develop a comprehensive Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Antimicrobial Use (AMU) communication strategy that would drive behaviour change amongst stakeholders in the aquaculture value chain.

Empowering Africa’s Female-led MSMEs for growth through Gender Lens financing

About 7 in every 10 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) owned by women have little or no access to financial services; a reflection of the $42b gender financing gap in Africa. Sociocapital is one of the implementing partners of the Growth4Her project, an accelerator which provides women entrepreneurs with the capacity and tools needed to transition from small to high-potential fundable growth-stage businesses. The program offers investment readiness skills, direct links to funders, and fosters an ecosystem that supports these women to survive and thrive.