The Government of Ghana, recognizing the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in addressing youth unemployment and advancing economic and social policy goals, established the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) in 2017.
This project focuses on diversifying smallholder farming systems by scaling up the production and marketing of high-value food trees (improved fruits and macadamias) to address structural conditions and inequalities in rural Malawi.
This project aims to promote the empowerment of women in the horticultural value chain in Senegal and Guinea, two countries with great potential in solar energy and in small-scale irrigation development.
In sub-Saharan Africa, despite various interventions to promote women’s participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), there are still very few women in leadership positions.
This project takes a private-sector-led approach to addressing the dual challenge of making food security climate-smart and mainstreaming gender considerations while transitioning to a low-carbon economy at scale.
As many countries in sub-Saharan Africa grapple with acute shortages of qualified teachers for their rapidly expanding basic education sectors, the potential significance of continuous professional development is gaining wider recognition.
The International Monetary Fund projects that by 2035, more young Africans will be entering the workforce each year compared to the rest of the world, emphasizing the need for students to learn not only basic reading and arithmetic skills, but also skills that will empower them to face a world that is continually changing.
Substantial improvements in access to education in sub-Saharan Africa have not yet translated into improved learning and life outcomes for marginalized children, especially girls, in underserved communities.
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a multi-donor initiative supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), IDRC, South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), and the German Research Foundation (DFG).