Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (MSME) Development

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.

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.