Sub-Sahara African countries
Social Enterprising &
“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” These words were used by Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Elder and Activist to set out a challenge for people working towards social justice.
USER-DRIVEN social good
Agency for change
strategy for change
Method – Equal partnership research, innovation, and social enterprising for improved livelihood in Sub-Sahara African countries
HR&S operates in Sub-Sahara Africa and
i) fights extreme poverty by serving under-served communities through social enterprising, and
ii) empowers scientific research, innovation & business through training, coaching, and business loans.
- Practical strategies.
- A platform for communication and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders.
- Soft-loan to social entrepreneurs.
- Coordination, support & training of local coaches and auditors.
- Advice by senior experts.
HR&S is a solid platform for bringing stakeholders together in fruitful collaboration. HR&S bridges knowledge sharing gaps and communication challenges. The strategy entails compiling and addressing the necessary conditions required to bring about a given impact. Ambitions are specified with their related challenges, activies to address the challenges are agreed on and implemented until impact has been reached. The implementation is emowered by local coaches, local auditing and investment capital.
Start & Scale-up loans
Date & venue – workshops
Each seminar & workshop training package is repeated every year.
February: Research management – Kenya RISE Centre
March: Laboratory management – Uganda RISE Centre
April: Social enterprising management – Nigeria RISE Centre
May : Global development management – Liberia RISE Centre
Last week of the month
Monday: Introduction with a national RISE Centre
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Three hours webinare every day by HR&S Sweden.
Friday: Examination with a national RISE Centre.
Price & Payment – Participants
EUR 10 per participant and
EUR 100 per national Institution (maximum five participants)
EUR 1000 per international Institution (maximum five participants).
Internet access & zoom connection
HR&S encourages the participant to assess the quality of their internet connections and zoom links prior to the webinar, to ensure good audio and visual performance.
A ROPE Strategy for Change Sheet. The Strategy for Change sheet supports the work for participants or the institution where the participants works.
Upon successful completion of the training, participants will be issued a certificate.
Delegates should be proficient in English.
Each workshop attracts 20 participants.
About the workshop series
HR&S offers a transformational training package designed to inspire stakeholders to become innovative change makers. We benefit from our own Real-time Outcome Planning & Evaluation” (ROPE) and the sessions are structured around the ROPE Strategy for Change tool. ROPE is an iterative process and the Strategy for Change is continuously revised as a result of lessons learnt.
HR&S trainings are instructor led and delivered by using a blended learning approach. It combines presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.
Training package: A series of workshops are held online after an introduction session at our HR&S RISE Centres (Kampala, Nairobi, Lomé, Benin City, Ouagadougou, Monrovia). The training package ends with and exam/presentation session. The introduction and exam can also be attended online.
Research & laboratory management
Two workshop series, addressing among other topics:
- The scientific method & Litterature review.
- Scientific supervision.
- Scientific writing.
- Seeking research grants.
- Equipment selection, procurement, installation, use, service and maintenance.
- Technician empowerment.
One seminar series & one workshop series, addressing among other topics:
- Social good.
- Value proposition
- Customer segment & customer surveys.
- Business registration.
- Accounting & tax.
- Boot-strapping, start & scale-up loans.
- Business model, plan & venture.
Development programme management
One seminar series & one workshop series, addressing among other topics:
- Social good.
- Cross-cultural understanding.
- Accountability management.
- Motivation, team-building & net-working.
- Evaluation planning & Strategy for change.
- Evidence-based impact.
We have, with small resources, improved the lives of 10,000 people. We have the potential to scale significantly.
We have facilitated 20 research and laboratory management workshops at scientific institutions in ten countries.
We have facilitated one hundred innovations addressing products, services, production methods, sustainable economy models and modes of enterprising.
We have facilitated the start and scale-up of seven hundred enterprises, many in vulnerable settlements generating income to people who were without it.
We have provided access to income, employment, products and services, improving the livelihood of ten thousand persons.
Our team is composed of dedicated experts with unyielding ethics and cover a wide range of expertise required. Our partners represent a variety of stakeholders: customers of products and services, small scale business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers, auditors, coaches, private sector, development institutions, investors, leaders, philanthropists and influencers.
ANNUAL REPORT 2020
Ready to scale
The year 2020 has been an amazing year for HR&S and we are grateful for every achievement and every challenge to learn from. HR&S is blessed with a team of 50 ambitious, professional, and caring members.
During the year we have strengthened the RISE Centres and our team of coaches and auditors in Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo, and Uganda. We have also negotiated a new Centre in Burkina Faso. Our collaboration operations were managed by eleven development institutions in six countries in Africa Senexel in Burkina Faso, Amani Woman group and Dolas Creation in Kenya, IDEFOCS and Little Bassa community in Liberia, SpellAfrica and NoveleQ in Nigeria, S.E.VIE and M Yawo community in Togo, and 256 Creative Arts as well as Ubuntu Art House in Uganda. The implementation of programmes was successful and also challenging; lessons were learned were fed into the organisation by adjusting our tools and strategies. HR&S has 2020 strengthened our on-line communication with our partners. We have strengthened the relationship between HR&S and Action10 by streamlining. As a conclusion from 2020, HR&S is content with what we are doing and how we are doing it. The frame of operations is laid down and the aim from now on is scaling.
Ahead, in 2021, will HR&S empower the work with customer surveys. The goal is to scale by attracting more researchers, innovators, social entrepreneurs, and supporters that agree with our ambition and core-values. HR&S will also empower the work with the Strategy for Change concept. More, in 2021 will Action10 create its own crowd-funding platform.
HR&S acknowledges how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guides towards a fair and equal partnership. Even though the GDPR concerns EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries, HR&S states that it is fair to let the protection of personal information concern partners in all continents. Also, in line with our own ambition and core-values are we happy to acknowledge the successful conclusion of the negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and the launching trade deal on 1 January 2021.
We seek partnership with
- Scientific researchers, innovators and social entrepreneurs in Sub-Sahara African countries, who want to implement their ideas
- African, Swedish and international private sector, institutions and individuals, who want to work and invest in Sub-Saharan Africa
We seek partnership with innovators and scientific researchers who aim to implement their results and findings in Sub-Sahara African countries.
We seek partnership with social entrepreneurs who aim to start or scale-up social businesses in Sub-Sahara African countries.
We offer seminars, workshops and coaching on our practical strategies to the private sector active in Sub-Sahara African countries.
We seek collaboration with development and investment institutions that run, or aim to run, programmes in Sub-Sahara African countries.
We reach out to individuals: leaders, philanthropists, influencers, experts, investors and givers, with interest in sustainable development.