I think you have touched a very important and sensitive issues of unpaid labor within the value chains. It has been a big debate that how we can account unpaid care work at enterprise level. I think this could be a bigger policy level…"
"I think we have to relate meaningful participation in economic development activities by mobility and decision making pattern in agriculture and value chain activities. We should also do a some level of market barriers assessment on how women…"
"Most of the challenges mentioned in the other posts. I can point three key challenges here; increasing unemployment (especially youth unemployment), access to land issues, weakest trade links with the external world."
"There are number of business opportunities in Africa :
Some of the key sectors are : agriculture, manufacturing , food processing, contraction/real states , unique tourism distinction, computers software engineering /design, trade related business,…"
"Thanks Zahid, please give me some time i will share some of the documents with you , This initiatives was piloted very long time ago . This was more of informal community based insurance system managed by the community group association…"
"Thanks Christina for sharing this mechanisms, In addition to this I would like to share few line below;
Especially small holders are at risks with the unpredictable weather condition – from the crops plantation period to harvesting period.…"
"Some of the challenges are trust, fear of mutual benefits and some time it will be a issues of patent rights.. in some cases it happens due to other external factors like serious structural problems or other policy related factors in getting…"
"There are multiple benefits of building partnership between social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs like they can do the better and cost effective innovation that suite for a local situation (markets) like what is happening renewable energy…"
"Thanks Alison, yes it is a complex issues, there are multiple direct and systemic issues around the trust questions. If we have a strong check and balance like explicit contract agreement that might minimise the risks at both level, after having all…"
"Based on the previous experiences, private sectors increasingly have a bigger roles to play in supporting local economy, at the same time they have to gain fair profit margins by developing innovative inclusive business model or supply chain ,…"
worked with SNV, UNDP , HFHI ,NGOs, Private sectors in Nepal, Zambia and South Sudan
I work for a business organisation, I work for a non government organisation, I am an academic
About my work:
Value Chain ,M4P and PSD Specialist (more than 17 years) having worked in both Southern Africa and Asia with post-conflict experience. I have contributed and shared private sector and entrepreneurship development models in various national and international policy forums and publications, provided advisory services to various pro–poor rural agribusiness enterprises; public private partnership initiatives in South Sudan, Zambia, and Nepal.
-Piloted Cardamom Value chain in Nepal supported by SNV and UNDP/GEF Nepal
-Implemented Ultra poor special package programme in Nepal implemented by UNDP/SAPAP Asia/Nepal
-Successful pilot on Gum Acacia Value chain in South Sudan ( SNV )
-Piloted Rice value chain in Zambia (SNV)
-Piloted Biogas program in Zambia(SNV)
-Provided consultancy services on market linkages and BDS services to the innovative project -Jatropha oil for lighting project in Zambia ( SNV)
-Implemented DANIDA funded integrated income generation project in Nepal (MRMG/RIGP)
MBA from TU Nepal MSc in strategic planning from EBS-Heriot Watt University UK and Diploma on BDS service from ILO .
Currently perusing a DBA study from EBS-Heriot Watt UK.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Partnerships, Technology, Trade, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise
May we work together as part of a global team to find the effective solutions that will be required to meet the future global challenges. Business can assist in poverty reduction and I would be most interested to learn more about the 2014-2015 initiatives that you are undertaking in Africa.