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Network Impact Insights: Invest in Africa – Ghana

2022-04-19T11:56:43+01:0019th April 2022|

Welcome to the next in our Network Impact Insights series, in which we are exploring the work of networks which are impacting the rural entrepreneurial ecosystem in East and West Africa. In this episode you will hear Creative Metier Senior Consultant, Fiona Nyong’o, in conversation with Carol Annang, Country Director, Invest in Africa - Ghana (IIA - Ghana). Carol tells us about IIA - Ghana and the African Partner Pool.  She also shares her [...]

Network Impact Insights: Social Enterprise Ghana

2022-04-12T10:54:51+01:0012th April 2022|

Welcome to the next in our Network Impact Insights series, in which we are exploring the work of networks which are impacting the rural entrepreneurial ecosystem in East and West Africa. In this episode you will hear Creative Metier Senior Consultant, Fiona Nyong'o, in conversation with Edwin Zu-Cudjoe, Executive Director of Social Enterprise Ghana. Edwin shares his thoughts on why using a network model works for the social enterprises that Social Enterprise Ghana serves. [...]

Network Impact Insights: FATE Foundation Results

2022-03-26T11:35:34+00:0029th March 2022|

Welcome to the next in our Network Impact Insights series, in which we are exploring the work of networks which are impacting the rural entrepreneurial ecosystem in East and West Africa. In this episode you will hear Creative Metier Strategic Advisor, Wangechi Muriuki in conversation with Adenike Adeyemi, CEO and Executive Director of FATE Foundation, Nigeria. This is the second of our conversations with Adenike, you can catch up on the first one here. [...]

Network Impact Insights: FATE Foundation

2022-03-24T07:02:09+00:0022nd March 2022|

Welcome to the next in our Network Impact Insights series, in which we are exploring the work of networks which are impacting the rural entrepreneurial ecosystem in East and West Africa. In this episode you will hear Creative Metier CEO Glynis Rankin in conversation with Adenike Adeyemi, CEO and Executive Director of FATE Foundation, Nigeria. They explore the incredible work FATE Foundation are doing to support entrepreneurs and the impact FATE Foundation has on [...]

Network Impact Insights: Fairtrade West Africa Network Results

2022-03-15T11:23:36+00:0015th March 2022|

Welcome to this second conversation between Creative Metier Strategic Advisor Wangechi Muriuki and Edward Akapire, Head of Region, West Africa Network, Fairtrade Africa. In this conversation, Edward shares his experience, and the experience of his team, in applying a networks approach to deepen member engagement and increase producer empowerment. He talks about the challenges the network has faced, and how they dealt with those challenges. He explores the impact that applying a networks approach [...]

Network Impact Insights: Behind the Scenes with Fairtrade West Africa

2022-03-08T09:35:47+00:008th March 2022|

In his previous interview Edward Akapire, Head of Region for Fairtrade West Africa introduced the Fairtrade philosophy. Fairtrade West Africa work to address imbalances in the conventional trade system by providing access to sustainable markets for producers and traders, empowering producers to give them a voice within the Fairtrade movement and within their countries and regions. In this piece we take a look behind the scenes at our engagement with the Fairtrade West Africa [...]

Network Impact Insights: Fairtrade West Africa Network

2022-03-15T10:02:15+00:001st March 2022|

We are continuing our work across vibrant networks in East and West Africa and are delighted to share the first in a new series of podcast interviews and insights into this work. The Network Impact Insights series is an inspiring look behind the scenes at the successes and challenges of the networks, the work we do with them and how implementing a networks approach supports accelerated impact. In this first podcast, Creative Metier Strategic [...]

Vibrant Networks Interview: Steve Hodges, Uganda Agribusiness Alliance

2022-01-26T14:55:30+00:0026th January 2022|

Locally led impact networks, such as the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA), play a critical role in strengthening agricultural ecosystems by bringing their members together to address complex systemic challenges. They are able to deliver significant impact by aligning key actors who are committed to strengthening financial systems and resources, and increasing the income generating opportunities needed to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa. This interview demonstrates the [...]

Vibrant Networks Case Study: The Significant Contribution of the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance

2021-12-15T17:22:39+00:0015th November 2021|

Locally led impact networks, such as the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA), play a critical role in strengthening agricultural ecosystems by bringing their members together to address complex systemic challenges. They are able to deliver significant impact by aligning key actors who are committed to strengthening financial systems and resources, and increasing the income generating opportunities needed to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa. This case study demonstrates [...]

Vibrant Networks Case Study: Invest in Africa, Kenya

2021-12-15T17:23:22+00:001st September 2021|

Locally led impact networks, such as Invest in Africa, Kenya (IIA Kenya), play a critical role in strengthening business ecosystems by bringing their members together to address complex systemic challenges. They have the potential to deliver significant impact by aligning key actors who are committed to strengthening financial systems and resources, and increasing the income generating opportunities needed to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa. This case [...]

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