The Power of Partnerships
Challenges Worldwide is an award winning international social enterprise that has recognized that the greatest potential for growth will come from organizations working collaboratively, acting on needs identified from grass roots upwards.
It champions this new hybrid enterprise development model and has created a process that identifies and supports robust supply chains and the ecosystem that supports them, in particular bringing local experience to bear.
The Challenges people, process and technology approach connects partners from different arenas into a development pipeline.
Working in partnership with the Challenges Group therefore allows organisations to to experience and experiment with practices that advance the business value and economic impact of enterprises while creating a lasting development footprint.
Below are some examples or current partnerships:
- Consortium partners – Enterprise Model with IS; Skillshare; Progressio; Latitude
- Local partners where we deliver – expand our work post ICS
- DFID footprint & showcasing our work
British Council (increase African footprint)
- Ghana focus with Skills Hub & further work
- Engage Uganda; Zambia & Rwanda
- Currently Engaged in Asia – Myanmar; Malaysia
ACRE (Access to Capital for Rural Enterprises)
- Consortium Partners – Christian Aid; Practical Action; Twin Trading; Traidcraft
- Access to DFID & Foundation funding
We continue to support clients including:
INGOs, including CARE, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Practical Action and VSO.
Intermediaries, for example Twin Trading and Traidcraft.
BDO and Adam Smith International. We have fast growing relationships with regional entities such as FARA and international organisations like ILO.
Impact investors including AgDevCo, AAC, ERM, Ashoka, ManoCap, Injaro, AgDevCo, African Agricultural Capital, E+Co, Ashden, ERM, ACRE
We have a strong track record supporting bi-lateral programmes as a subcontractor to major consultancies, for example DFID funded Business Innovation Facility and Swedish SIDA funded Innovations Against Poverty: both managed by PwC.