About us

We work with

scientific research, advanced laboratories, social enterpreneurs and sustainable development stakeholders in Sub-Sahara African countries.

Ensuring social impact and financial sustainability.

Our Core Expertise

We work with researchers, technicians, entrepreneurs, and development stakeholders, perfecting the way we train and coach businesses and institutions in Sub-Sahara Africa countries.

Our expertise has been generated from 20 years of experience from operating in Sub-Sahara African countries in close collaboration with local stakeholders. We have focused on lessons to be learned and taken carefully assessed informed decision to adjust our tools, during this time. As a result, have we been able to developed a unique and innovative strategy.  We aim for sustainable and evidence based impact in all our operations. 

Scientific research

Partner with scientific institution managements with the aim to increase the scientific output, the world ranking, and the financial income.

We tailor-make support packages to meet the goals of our partners. We address the intrinsic outcome challenges presented by researchers, laboratory technicians and institution management, increasing the number of research grants, publications in peer-reviewed journals, implemented scientific findings, and the amount of income.

We have developed the HR&S Research Management Support programme (REACH) management strategy in order to support scientific institutions with  the generation, dissemination and implementation of scientific findings. HR&S REACH compiles and addresses the necessary conditions required to bring about a given impact, including; truth, trust, state-of-the-art knowledge, sustainable economy, institutional capacity, transparency, accountability, cross-cultural understanding, evaluation planning, and testing the strength of evidence for social impact.

(in order for them to reach their professional ambitions: such as increased number of research grants, publications in peer-reviewed journals, implemented scientific findings, and income generation.)

Advanced laboratories

Address the access to functioning advanced scientific equipment and reach a sustainable economy for advanced laboratories.

We tailor-make support packages to meet the goals of our partners. We address the challenges presented by laboratory management and technicians management, improving the performance by the laboratory and the amount of income.

We have developed the “Functioning Advanced Scientific Equipment” (FAST) management strategy in order to support laboratories and Scientific Institutions with the selection, transportation, installation, calibration, operation, maintenance, servicing, use and decommissioning of advanced scientific equipment.  Each program builds on the Real-time Outcome Planning and Evaluation tool (ROPE) which measures whether the support provided by the enabled the partners to be successful. The strategy is unique and has proven successful. HR&S is coaching through the whole process. The service is offered in the form of support packages:
A. Equipment procurement and delivery.
B. Equipment use & maintenance.
C. Construction of laboratories.
D. Operational & Financial plan development.
E. Business idea, business plan, and business venture.

We also offer loans to invest in advanced scientific equipment and the related service and maintenance programmes. In addition, we offer to negotiate a favourable deal with Agreed Suppliers; Agreed Suppliers are suppliers of scientific equipment supported by leading international manufacturers in Europe.

HR&S also bridges between the manufacturer/supplier from Europe and the potential customer in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Social enterprising

Empower social businesses that improve livelihoods for under-served populations. Offer tailor-made CSR programmes, facilitate sales for European Suppliers and opportunities for philanthropists.

We tailor-make support packages to meet the goals of our partners. We address the challenges presented by social entrepreneurs increasing the sustainability of their business, the amount of social good delivered and the amount of income.

We have developed a support strategy to empower small and medium scale businesses.

 

We also offer training and coaching to institutions that support social entrepreneurs in SSA. We develop tailor-made support packages that enables the institutions to meet their goals. We also collaborate around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ensuring social impact while generating benefits for the CSR company. We tailor-make CSR packages that are directly related to the company’s mission and engage employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders. Another important partner are the “Agreed Suppliers”. Agreed suppliers are suppliers of scientific equipment supported by leading international manufacturers. We offer to Agreed Suppliers to bridge gaps between them and scientific laboratories in Sub-Saharan countries and thereby increase the sales volume.

The HR&S and HR&S supported social entrepreneurs agree with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact claiming that corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

and though them improve livelihood for under-served populations

Sustainable development

Target sustainable development by creating practical road maps for reaching goals, while testing the evidence for impact.

Our support benefits from our network of scientific, business, and under-served community stakeholders and ongoing development programmes. We also offer cross-cultural awareness raising platforms. We also welcome organisations and individuals with interest in Global Development and offer seminars, workshops, and webinars where we share from our 20 years of lessons learned. 

Sustainable global development it is a seriously complicated issue. International investment as well. HR&S has developed the practical strategies required to address global development combined with international investment in a manner that generate evidence based impact. HR&S aims to be aware of all of the issues to take informed decisions and act in an efficient and effective manner. This is our statement: Empower local research, innovation and social entrepreneurs.

Some of the challenges with Aid:

  1. Help as a mode of operation is biased, and also suffer from volatility.
  2. The charity, help, aid sector is rich, but not efficient nor transparent enough. It is not even sure that all activities genuinly strive to for example improve the livelihood for the under-served population.
  3. Volunteer work or associations, whether they are national or international do not seem to be profesional enough to implement SDG programmes. That is not surprisingly, as the UN also did not manage.
  4. Still many want to be involved, in their own small capacity, maybe by donating monthly or do volunteer work, HR&S proposes volunteer driven crowd-funding platforms that are linked to professional operations in the underserved communities. This is preferably a not-for profit department of a professional social enterprise.The mode of operation must be respectful to all stakeholders, the receivers, the partners and the givers. HR&S is operation in partnership with Action10 for this purpose, and we raise money to be given out as business loans to local entrepreneurs and business managers, as well as reimbursement to local coaches.

The HR&S ambitions is to address the intrinsic outcome challenges presented by development stakeholders in SSA. Compile information about SSA by and from local stakeholders.

OUR SERVICES

We solve the challenges that our partners and clients present to us by using our unique and innovative management strategies and support packages while guiding through the whole process for our partners to reach their goals.

We reach out to academic institutions, advanced laboratories and institutions empowering social entrepreneurs in Sub Sahara African countries, as well as international development institutions, the private sector SCR programmes, suppliers from Europe, philanthropists and givers. We address the outcome challenges that our partners identify and create institutional and individual roadmaps for our partners to reach their goals, benefiting from the unique and innovative HR&S Tools. We also empower researchers, technicians, innovators and social entrepreneurs to serve the under-served.

Our Services are:

  1. Coaching on the HR&S management strategy for change.
    Target institution managements in SSA and their affiliated  researchers, technicians, social entrepreneurs and sustainable developers.
  2. Support packages.
    Expert advice and training, target partner networks, local support centres, business loans & Supplies.
  3. Livelihood improvement in under-served communities in SSA through the HR&S empowered social entrepreneurs.
  4. Tailor-made opportunities for external partners benefiting from the HR&S programme; policy-makers, development institutions, private sector CSR programmes, suppliers from Europe, philanthropists and givers

Coach institution managements in Sub-Sahara African countries on setting and achieving goals and become free from aid dependency.

Uniquely positioned to serve institution managements, their staff  and partners.

We reach out to Institution management to establish relations. We target academic institutions but are open to discuss the same solution also with other institutions. We seek persons within the institutions with and agency for change and who are convinced that the aid dependency shall better be cancelled. We offer free seminars explaining our proposal and give examples on previous achievements. Together we identify the outcome challenges of the Institution, and then HR&S develops a package where these challenges are addressed, including progress markers. These packages often includes training for the institution´s stakeholders. We proposes a price for coaching the institution through the change. We remain in contact with the relations established until hopefully we will come to a mutual win-win agreement on a coaching package.

Coaching & training on management for change
for institution managements, their staff and partners.

 We have developed a unique and innovative set of management strategies that empowers institutions to implement capacity strengthening structures while testing the evidence for impact.

Our management strategies are composed of: our code of conduct; strategies for cross-cultural respect, transparency and accountability; as well as strategies for outcome planning & evaluation, and testing of the strength of evidence for impact. Three of our management strategies targets Partner Relations (No 1,2 and 3). We are guided by our Code of Conduct, the ActionPrinciples (TAct), which describes how we have learned lessons from the Development Aid sector and have adjusted the approach targeting a sustainable impact. The CROSS management strategy addresses cross-cultural respect between all partners and includes platforms for sharing. The TRUST management strategy address transparency and accountability in ethics and governance. We have developed procedures that take into account fragile rule-of-law infrastructures. 
Three of our management strategies targets Evaluation planning (No 4,5, and 6). Real-time Outcome Planning & Evaluation (ROPE) that aims at empowering  stakeholders to create road-maps addressing their ambitions and solving their challenges, and the Testing the Strength of Evidence for social impact (TestE). Our Strategy for Change is a narrative of all the other five management strategies.

  • Training events, on-line and on-site, and well as tailor-made coaching programmes by HR&S Sweden on the HR&S Management strategies.
  • Training also on the scientific method for researchers, a training of trainers.

Our management strategies based on:

  1. Code of Conduct – ActionPrinciples, TAct.
  2. Cross-cultural respect, CROSS.
  3. Transparency and accountability in ethics and governance, TRUST.
  4. Real-time Outcome Planning & Evaluation, ROPE.
  5. Testing the strength of Evidence for impact,TestE.
  6. Strategy for Change, SfC.

Partner Relations

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Our Ten Action Principles (TAct) is a practical strategy that enables a transition from Aid dependency to an equal international partnership. The tool empowers efficient and effective cross-cultural collaboration built on trust, transparency and accountability, where inputs, operational responsibilities and benefits are shared equally. The Ten Actions are: needs-driven programme, equal partnership, real-time outcome planning and evaluation, strategic partnership, institutional capacity, sustainable economy, trust, transparency and accountability, resilience, knowledge sharing and visibility.

The HR&S Cross-cultural respect management strategy (CROSS) offers awareness, dialogue, empowerment and understanding. Each culture has its own values. It is not always easy to understand another culture’s ways of doing things, why successful cross-cultural partnerships require awareness and professional management of cultural differences. The strategy captures good values from different cultures and aims at empowering that these are strengthened within the collaboration. HR&S states that it is the difference between contexts that creates different cultural habits, rather than differences between people.

We aim to empower Transparency and Accountability in ethics and governance through our management strategy TRUST. Scientific research shows that corruption and crime are prone in areas where people struggle to survive, and with the HR&S tool TRUST, these challenges are handled professionally and without judgement. Trust is key and concerns all relationships. It is right at the foundation of the success of any business and partnership, and a relationship without trust is not really a relationship at all. Relationships built on trust are also an important competitive advantage for businesses, because trust is so valuable and so rare. 15% of investment capital is invested in accountability measures – 5% (minimum EUR 300) each in auditing, accounting, and survey managing.

Evaluation planning

The Real-time Outcome Planning & Evaluation (ROPE) is a management strategy that aims at empowering  stakeholders to create road-maps addressing their ambitions and solving their challenges. We compile and address the necessary conditions required to bring about a given impact, including trust, transparency, accountability, cross-cultural understanding, sustainable economy and institutional capacity.

HR&S has also developed a management strategy for Testing the strength of Evidence of social impact, TestE . TestE captures randomization, quantitative statistics and contribution tracing. We target outcome, impact, learning lessons, and informed decisions. Monitoring data are uploaded real-time on our partner website.

Our Strategy for Change is a narrative of all the other five management strategies.

Reaching out

RB Short and long term networking. Short to establish equantaces. Long to establish industry and advocates. Target connection with the right authoroties and influence strategic point of contact. Build relationships over two three months. Prove value through sharing what we know and demonstrating it through value validation project. Dont ask for anything until you have given the right amount validation projects.

Empower social entrepreneurs in Sub-Sahara African countries to start and/or scale their businesses

Offering Training, coaching, expert advice, networking, support centres, business loans and supplies.

Our coaching support packages empowers the implementation of the management strategies and address social entrepreneurs.

We reach out to social entrepreneurs with intrinsic motivation and agency for change concerning aid dependence. The entrepreneurs attends an HR&S training on the Strategy for Change and if they manage the exam they become eligible for RISE Centre membership.  RISE members pay an annual fee to the Centre for the services of EUR 50. RISE members are offered a business loan with 10 % interest. They become members of the the RISE member network of the country they operate in, and the RISE members cross-reference and support each other on the pay back achievements. The Centre arranges meetings and events for their network with team-building purposes. Members also benefit from coaching on their Strategy for Change tool as well as training on accounting. They have access to the HR&S network of expert advisers, suppliers and the RISE Centre venues. A second level of membership at EUR 200 per year also includes co-working space, access to internet and electricity, access to computers, and training on setting up websites, lined-in profiles, and social media marketing.

1. Expert Training & advice

Expert advice and training. Our expert advisers offer advice and may as well act as mentors for RISE Centre member. Our expert advisers also offer webinars.
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 Cross-cultural partnership empowerment. We offer two platforms addressing cross-cultural respect, ActionTalks and ActionEvents. Our monthly 1,5 h ActionTalks takes place on-line and gathers all HR&S partners and invites external stakeholders for knowledge sharing around cross-cultural respect. Each session is introduced by a presented and thereafter the floor is open for everyone to share. ActionEvents are arranged locally, in Stockholm six timer per year and brings people together physically. It is a combination of social and awareness raising event.
Access to international resource centres. We also partner with international resources centre  with the purpose of sharing about the opportunities as well as, when possible, offer good deals for our clients.

2. Target partner Networks

We manage four thematic networks, one each for researchers, technicians, social entrepreneurs, and sustainable development stakeholders.
Participants in our training events and coaching programmes are welcome to become active members of the HR&S networks for researchers, technicians, social entrepreneurs and global developers, after having passed an exam. The networks are member-driven; the members do not pay membership fee but invests work effort to operate the networks.

3. Local support centres, Business loans & Supplies

Advice, coordination, and infrastructure empowerment through our local support centres, RISE Centres. Local guidance, local coordination, and infrastructure empowerment through our local support centres. We establish HR&S Research Innovations & Social Enterprising (RISE) Support Centres in Sub-Sahara Africa countries, that support social entrepreneurs. The RISE centres are operated by our local HR&S branches.
Loans for Business scaling and Scientific equipment procurement (ActionInvest). The purpose with the business loans and loans to procure scientific equipment, ActionInvest, is to offer investment capital to facilitate social enterprising start- and scale-up. The social entrepreneurs are offered loans with a 10 % annual interest, each project starts small and scales firmly, and secure accountability management programme is required.
Supplies. Access to supplies from Europe

scale

Improve livelihoods in under-served communities in Sub-Sahara African countries through local social entrepreneurs

Products & services for under-served communities.

We empower local social entrepreneurs to scale and thereby provide employment opportunities as well as locally adapted products and services to under-served communities.

We use scientific methods to measure the outcome and sustainable impact that was achieved as a result of us empowering social enterprises to start and/or scale.

Twenty local social enterprises are being empowered in parallel.

We have empowered more than five hundred local businesses to start or scale-up. Many have started in vulnerable settlements, generating an income, products and services to people who were previously without.  The products and services are: teaching, training in a profession, training in farming, coffee grower empowerment, electricity through solar panels, milling, health services, tailoring, sanitary pads, medicine, value-added crop, clothes, food, drinks, drinking water and more.

Through this operation we also generate tax income to the government.

Examples of empowered local social enterprises providing products and services for the under-served

Small scale businesses in rural Togo
Through small business loans, training and coaching to women in rural areas of  Togo do we reduce extreme poverty and increase community development. Our partners have reached 500 business women.

Integration of former child soldiers in Liberia
Former child soldiers attended our partner’s survey about their ambitions for the future, which resulted in the creation of a botanical reintegration village in a fishing village outside Monrovia.

Tailoring business in under-served area in Kenya
By supporting a local tailoring business do we decrease poverty in the Nairobi Kibera slum through empowering the entrepreneur, increase employment opportunities and providing beautiful clothes at an affordable price.

International collaboration for Sustainable development

We coordinate our programme with policy makers, governmental institutions, and Swedish embassies in our target countries.
  1. We seek tenders in our target countries offering training on programme management and the scientific method.
  2. We seek tenders in Sweden offering training in Sub-Sahara Africa (and elsewhere) on programme management and the scientific method.
  3. We reach out to the public and offer unique opportunities to contribute to a sustainable development in Sub-Sahara African countries, targeting people who wants to deepen their understanding through seminars (Novarum) as well as, philanthropists, giver of major donations and monthly givers of
    smaller amounts who want to co-fund our activities.
  4. We reach out to companies with CSR programmes with tailor-made programmes.
  5. We reach out to suppliers from Europe with SSA as a market with tailor-made programmes.
  6. We reach out to development institutions and policy makers with the aim
    to share from our experiences through seminars.
  7. We seek grants from aid institutions empowering our local activities.
  • Our programmes in under-served communities.
  • HR&S Sweden offers biannual training on the Strategy for Change, for the sake of visibility and marketing. The cost is EUR 10 per participants, which is collected as an income by the local branches. We provide certificates to participants that manage the examination. The webinars targets researchers, technicians, social entrepreneurs and sustainable developers. Participants with certificates are welcome to join the HR&S networks set up for these for groups in Sub-Sahara African countries.
  • Our expert advisers provide training where the cost is EUR 10 per participants, which is collected as an income by the local branches. We provide certificates to participants that manage the examination.
  • General public
    Seminars, workshops and opportunity to become monthly giver.
  • Private sector with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes
    Knowledge sharing sessions and win-win collaboration
  • Suppliers and manufacturers in Europe with sales in SSA
    Knowledge sharing sessions and win-win collaboration
  • Aid Institutions
    Aid institutions has funds but usually little capacity for coaching and accountability management, which HR&S can provide.
    Seminars, workshops and win-win collaboration.
  • Philanthropists and Givers of major donations.
    Win-win collaboration

1.Seminars & workshops
We offer tailor-made seminars, workshops & webinars addressing mandate or interest of the partner. The events combine the mandate or interest of the partner and the HR&S tools, interventions and experiences.

  • Events for the public are adapted to the interest of the participants of the event.
    • We offer events benefiting from the HR&S tools, experiences and activities and identify areas that we assume have over-laps with the interest of the public in general.
      Topics are for example:  cross-cultural awareness raising, methods to increase integration in Sweden and avoid conflict, methods to offer a good deal to immigrants in Sweden from Africa to have a smooth return back home if they want, methods to eradicate extreme poverty, and presentations of the HR&S activities in Sub-Sahara African countries.
    • Then we tailor-make events for clients we are in contact with, to ensure their aims and goals are met, still building on  the HR&S tools, experiences and activities.
  • Events for Development institutions, f ex traditional Aid institutions, often informs about the HR&S strategies, experiences and lessons learned.
  • Events for CSR, where we present our offer.
  • Event for philantopists, , where we present our offer.

2. Knowledge-sharing on-line sessions
We offer on-line knowledge sharing sessions with our partners in SSA. The purpose is to give advice on a challenge identified by the HR&S partners that is an area of expertise of the supporter.

  • For staff members of companies with CRS programmes the topic is usually  “Help entrepreneurs in Sub-Sahara African countries to overcome challenges in growing their businesses.”
  • Potential buyers are invited to knowledge sharing sessions with Agreed suppliers.

3. Win-win collaboration
We offer partners to support with products, services or financially, targeting a certain programme that has overlaps with the supporters own agenda, ensuring a win-win situation. We offer workshops where we discuss a win-win collaboration and we offer coaching for the implementation. Partners are invited to a series of workshops/webinars where win-win strategies are developed. We benefit from the HR&S SfC. When strategies are implemented the HR&S will coach.

  • Companies with CSR programmes shall be promoted preferably in a way that increases their sales.
  • Suppliers and manufacturers from Europe, and suppliers in Africa representing manufacturers in Europe, referred to as Agreed Suppliers, are invited.  Potential buyers of equipment are also invited to the meetings and procurement as well as service and maintenance procedures are discussed. If procurement occurs then HR&S take on a coaching role and bridge any gap between the buyer and the seller. We offer to partner with suppliers from, or representing manufacturers in, Europe with the purpose of bridging between the seller and the buyer offering sustainable and safe deals for both parties, for example  scientific equipment.
  • Development Institutions are invited to financially support the HR&S interventions.
  • Philantropists and Givers of major donation givers are invited to targeted events where or meetings where opportunities for support are presented. The opportunities are adapted as much as possible to the area of interest of the supporter and a reward system is created. Monthly givers of smaller amounts are channeled to Action10 and the ActionIvest program for win-win deals.

About us

Background

The poverty rate in Sub-Saharan Africa has not fallen fast enough to keep up with population growth in the region and 433 million Africans are estimated to live in extreme poverty in 2018, rising from 284 in 1990 (Schoch & Lakner, 2020).  In 2020, official development assistance (ODA) by member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) amounted to USD 161.2 billion. ODA DAC) as government aid that promotes and specifically targets the economic development and welfare of developing countries (OECD, 2019).  The DAC has measured resource flows to developing countries since 1961. Special attention has been given to the official and concessional part of this flow, defined as “official development assistance” (ODA). The DAC first defined ODA in 1969, and ODA is the key measure used in practically all aid targets and assessments of aid performance.

Africa faces some of the toughest challenges worldwide, some of which include poor disease management strategies, poor infrastructural development, food insecurity, poor hygiene and sanitation, lack of potable water, and climate change hazards. It is commonly agreed that scientific research is one of the cornerstones of the development of any nation, but Africa contributes with less than 1% of global research output.  The barriers to conducting research in Africa are related to that the conditions under which research is done in Africa are severely flawed and do not encourage engagement in research, or continuity of research activity. In many Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries, research management and support (RMS) capacity is poorly developed, contributing towards the low research production from SSA universities and research institutions relative to their counterparts elsewhere. Already in 2003 Kofi Atta Annan, when serving as Secretary-General of the United Nations, stated that as a result of uneven global distribution of the resources to build and maintain scientific capacity, a large portion of new science is created by researchers from industrialized countries, and much of that science neglects the problems that afflict most of the world’s population.

Although scientific researchers, innovators and development stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa do present amazing solutions to national and international challenges, their ideas are often unrecognised and unsupported. Consequently, findings tend not to be implemented, and businesses not to be started, and as a result, the community lacks access to products and services that would otherwise have strengthened the society. Human Rights and Science (HR&S) claims that the implementation of locally developed solutions is empowered through international equal partnership collaboration.

Vision & Mission

Human Rights & Science (HR&S) is challenging the fact that the number of extremely poor people in Sub-Sahara African countries (SSA) is increasing every year, despite the development aid programmes. Our vision is a shift of paradigm where aid dependency is replaced by international equal partnership and extreme poverty is eradicated.

We claim that scientific research, innovation, and social enterprising drive the transition. We also claim that the implementation of locally developed solutions is empowered through international equal partnership. Thus, HR&S offers coaching to academic institutions, advanced laboratories, and institutions supporting social entrepreneurs in Sub-Sahara African countries. We also offer support to policy makers, development institutions, CSR programmes, suppliers from Europe, philanthropists and givers.

Team

Our team is composed of dedicated and professional experts, with a deep understanding and unyielding ethics. Our team covers a wide range of expertise required for our mission and is composed of:

  • HR&S Headquarters. Management & Operations in Stockholm.
  • Advisory Board of Trustees.
  • Expert advisers.
  • Action10.
  • Local branches operations team in our target countries.
  • RISE Support Centre Coordinators.
  • RISE Support Centre members (PM).
  • RISE Company customers (TP1, 2 and 3).

References

Schoch, M., Lakner, C. (2020) The number of poor people continues to rise in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite a slow decline in the poverty rate. Worldbank.org, World Bank bogs. https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/number-poor-people-continues-rise-sub-saharan-africa-despite-slow-decline-poverty-rate
OECD (2019) Official Development Assistance (ODA). Official Development Assistance (ODA), Development co-operation Directorate. https://www.oecd.org/development/stats/What-is-ODA.pdf

We impact both locally and globally

Equal partnership, mutal empowerment &
extreme poverty eradication

To date we have reached 10,000 persons who have benefitted from sustainable improved livelihood, we are actively coaching 20 social entrepreneurs in parallel who reach 1000 customers with livelihood improving products and services. We are eager to scale. We have registered local branches in Sub-Sahara African countries, a volunteer driven organisation in Sweden, and have held 100 webinars, workshops and seminars. Our team is composed of 30 local trainers, project managers and auditors, 20 volunteers in Sweden, 30 expert advisers, and four part-time staff members at HR&S HQ Stockholm.

User driven

It is our partners in Sub-Sahara African countries who identify the scope of our collaboration, why the outcome is wide. HR&S offers facilitation services and products, and invests effort to learn lessons and take informed decisions. We measure progress and distiguishe between output outcome and sustainable impact. Outputs are quantified results from the HR&S own activities, outcomes are initiatives taken by our partners as a result of the outputs and sustainable impact when structures have been formalised the the HR&S partnership is no longer needed.  Results have been compiled since 2009.

Measuring progress & learning lessons
Output, outcome & sustainable impact

We measure evidence based progress or no progress, learn our lessons and take informed decisions. When we measure results we distinguish between output, outcome and sustainable impact according to our own definitions. Outputs are quantified results from our own activities and we have full control over the output (workshops, coaching sessions, practical strategy development, surveys, business loans etc.). Outcomes are initiatives taken by our partners as a result of our activities (financially sustainable laboratories, profitable businesses, loans and training offered to under-served communities, integration of stigmatized populations etc.). Sustainable Impact are activities that have become sustainable over time and do not require HR&S backup any longer (sustainable and profitable social enterprises and laboratories, sustainable academic curricula that ensures scientific findings and publications etc.). The Sustainable Impact is measured at the time of closing the programme and, if possible, also after one, two, five, and ten years.

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