Blended Value Academy


Sociocapital Blended
Value Academy

Inclusive business models and blended value creation can increase growth and competitiveness.

Organizations have enormous potential to create economic, social, and environmental value but are poorly equipped to maximize their true potential, scale their impact and, in many cases, not able to measure the value they create.

Individuals and organizations must upskill and evolve rapidly to position their value proposition, social impact models to improving social and economic outcomes for individuals, communities, and societies.


Sociocapital Blended Value Academy

Fueled by a passion for impact-led entrepreneurship, the Sociocapital Academy for Sustainable Blended Value provides the information, tools and techniques that help public, private and social actors to help them stay relevant in their professional pursuit and commitment to delivering outsized social and economic value.

Through our programs, we explore practical approaches to translating relevant policies into inclusive action, and unpack new advancements in sustainable business, development, and governance practices.

Explore Our Current Programs

Blended Value – A Sustainable Development Imperative

About the Program

This program improves the knowledge and skills of participants to identify opportunities to harness economic and social value through market-based solutions. The training is designed to simplify the broad concept of market systems development and piece the linkage and interplay of concepts such as value chain development, markets for the poor, livelihood and social protection.

Proposed Learning Outcomes

Learn how markets work and change, make sense of current patterns of market under-performance, to design interventions that lead to systemic change in the markets.

Understand how to engage communities as producers, employees or entrepreneurs.

Financial Sustainability In The Era Of Social Change

About the Program

In this course, we explore the intersection between investment and social impact, with a focus on funding that supports socially focused organizations (development actors, non-profits and businesses) to be more adaptable, resilient and sustainable. The program unpacks the potential of innovative finance, catalytic philanthropy, and impact-focused business practices in accelerating the Sustainable Development agenda.

Proposed Learning Outcomes

Learn core concepts of sustainable finance and the relevance of sustainability considerations for the key actors in the financial system.

Understand the basics of sustainable finance including sustainable finance instruments, methodologies and frameworks for integrating sustainability into financial decisions.

Leading for Change and Impact

About the Program

This program applies change management practice and standard as a primary tool to guide organisational transformation. Intended for individuals of different disciplines and backgrounds, the program help working professionals of all career levels to better understand how to tackle business challenges and develop a more expansive adaptable, agile, and resilient mindset in solving complex problems in a more effective and strategic way.

Proposed Learning Outcomes

Gain practical insight into the impacts of change and the importance of change management as strategic role in today's organization.

Explore the purpose, goals, and activities of change management as a discipline, process, and strategic management role.

Impact Measurement And Management Program

About the Program

This course helps to connecting the dots in impact measurement and sustainability. In this program, participants learn about the core concepts of impact measurement, key measurement approaches and tools, and how they could be adapted for into core organization management parameters. The program defines value creation from a broader perspective in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides the methodology to integrate impact standards, Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) and the Operating Principles for Impact Management.

Proposed Learning Outcomes

Know how to develop the core components of an effective impact measurement strategy including effective theory of change, logic model and impact metrics.

Inclusive Development Through The Effective Advocacy And Stakeholder Engagement

About the Program

This program is designed to empower public and private sector actors (policy makers, technocrats and managers) with proven strategies and actionable tactics to develop and implement effective advocacy strategy critical to success in their organisation, project or programme.

Proposed Learning Outcomes

Learn skills to help in the planning and delivery of an effective advocacy strategy including analysing power dynamics that can accentuate the organisation goals.

Enhance their ability to lobby decision makers; and gain confidence in the ways in engaging with diverse audiences with unique interests

Negotiating Trade Policies For Sustainable Development Through Alternative Dispute Resolution

About the Program

This program is designed to equip participants with the mediation, conciliation and negotiation tools and skills to negotiate contracts, trade policies, formulate trade remedies, settle business disputes, using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – in both domestic and international businesses. At the end, the program will strengthen institutional readiness for effective implementation of relevant trade policies and flexibilities that the AfCFTA offers.

Proposed Learning Outcomes

Learn key AfCFTA Principles & Exceptions including the role of Multilateral Trade Negotiations and Multiparty Contracts



Our market agnostic capacity building programs are specially designed for senior executives, program managers, key policy and decision makers, technocrats and business development executives, in the private, public and social sectors, who are keen on challenging the status quo, to infuse fresh and bold thinking, and transformative changes in their respective organisations.

Our program design and processes are rooted in a deep understanding of the participants, users, and key stakeholders – tailoring each training experience to respond to the social and economic realities of doing business in Africa. We adopt the intensive, immersive learning approach in delivering our programs with a robust blend of theory, ideation and practicum/viability testing. We explore foundational pedagogical themes from both entrepreneurship education and development practice that can enhance learners' self-efficacy.

We use a blend of seminars, and small group learnings to deliver a comprehensive and well-rounded, curriculum with each module building on each other to deliver the learning outcomes. We also use a combination of simulations, case studies and experiments to guide participants through the learning process and experience while building on the leadership skills required to bring about concrete organisational change. Participants also learn a lot from other peoples' contributions, experiences and thought processes as they are encouraged to challenge each other and think outside the box thus fostering a growth mindset.

The outsized value that our programs deliver is nothing compared to your investment. Registrations are confirmed on receipt of full payment of the program fee, and places are allocated in order of receipt of payment. The registration fee covers course materials, workshop bag, full 3-course meals and coffee/tea breaks throughout the entire program, one-on-one special mentorship sessions to address specific professional needs of participants, training certificates. Additional value adds include 5 hours of post training coaching and implementation appraisal. This does not include transportation and accommodation.

Frequent small group discussion sessions

  • Videos and pre-reading materials
  • Post-Program access to learning materials
  • Structured networking with participants and guest speakers
  • Program workbook with templates