Scientific Research
Innovation
Social Enterprising
in Sub-Saharan Africa

Method

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Agency for change

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Social enterprising

Accountability management

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Evidence-based impact

HR&S provides training on social enterprising and accountability management for local entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa. One component of the programme is investment capital that is combined with local coaching and auditing. The investment capital has to be paid back with 10% interest, as well as a fee of 10 % for the local coaching.
A potential loan-taker has to take training composed of two steps, a seminar with an exam, and a workshop with a presentation of the participant’s own business model. The participants pay euro 10 for each step.

HR&S also offers scientific research and laboratory management coaching targeting academic institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa and programme management coaching for development institutions.

Business offer





Seminars
Trainings
Workshops
Coaching
Consultations
Start & Scale-up loans

Upcoming events

Seminar & workshop series

The seminare & workshop series includes five online sessions (1,5 h) as well as an introduction session and exam/presentation session at one of the HR&S RISE Centres (Kampala, Nairobi, Lomé, Benin City, Ouagadougou, Monrovia). The introduction and exam can also be done online. The cost to attend one serie of seven sessions is Euro 10. Please book on-line or by contacting one of the RISE Centres.

Research & laboratory management

Two workshop series, addressing among other topics:

  1. The scientific method & Litterature review.
  2. Scientific supervision.
  3. Scientific writing.
  4. Seeking research grants.
  5. Equipment selection, procurement, installation, use, service and maintenance.
  6. Technician empowerment.

Social enterprising

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.
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Date & venue

Each seminar & workshop serie is repeated every a year. The events take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays  at 2 pm Swedish time (Burkina Faso, Togo, Monrovia : 1 pm; Nigeria : 2pm; Kenya, Uganda : 4 pm).

February : Research management.
March: Laboratory management.
April : Social enterprising seminars
May : Social enterprising workshops
October : Development programme management seminars
November: Development programme management workshops

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IMPACT

We have, with small resources, improved the lives of 10,000 people. We have the potential to scale significantly.

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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

We have facilitated 20 research and laboratory management workshops at scientific institutions in ten countries.

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INNOVATIONS

We have facilitated one hundred innovations addressing products, services, production methods, sustainable economy models and modes of enterprising.

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

We have facilitated the start and scale-up of seven hundred enterprises, many in vulnerable settlements generating income to people who were without it.

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PERSONS AFFECTED

We have provided access to income, employment, products and services, improving the livelihood of ten thousand persons.

Our team

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.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2019

Local support teams

Programmes have been successfully implemented, evidence for impact has been secured, and lessons learned compiled. HR&S managed twenty programmes in twelve Sub-Saharan countries. The work during 2019 has targeted the strengthening of local support teams, including auditing, monitoring and coaching on efficiency, planning, transparency and accountability. Financially, HR&S still depends on founder investment and volunteer work, why we earnestly seek income opportunities.

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

RESEARCHERS

We seek partnership with innovators and scientific researchers who aim to implement their results and findings in Sub-Sahara African countries.

ENTREPRENEURS

We seek partnership with social entrepreneurs who aim to start or scale-up social businesses in Sub-Sahara African countries.

PRIVATE SECTOR

We offer seminars, workshops and coaching on our practical strategies to the private sector active in Sub-Sahara African countries.

INSITUTIONS

We seek collaboration with development and investment institutions that run, or aim to run,  programmes in Sub-Sahara African countries.

INDIVIDUALS

We reach out to individuals: leaders, philanthropists, influencers, experts, investors and givers, with interest in sustainable development.

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