The Challenges Group offers a range of operational, implementation and advisory services to small and medium-sized enterprises. These include business development, market assessments, commercial linkages, impact evaluation, investment readiness, and project management.
We also offer a learning and development programme in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute. These accredited CMI training courses cover management best practice, enabling individuals to grow as business leaders who can make a positive economic impact upon their communities.
We have also led multi-agency commercial initiatives in rural communities, such as in Rwanda where we’re enabling seven coffee co-operatives to access global markets, and in Malawi where we’re establishing commercial hubs to better balance supply chains and improve conditions for farmers.
Within urban centres, we continue to support banks, insurers, manufacturers and other businesses to design new products and services, with our networks and expertise providing invaluable insights and highlighting opportunities within the SME business landscape.
2019: A year of enterprising solutions
2019 has been a superb year for Challenges! For the past 12 months our management consultants and business trainers in Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, […]
The Circular Economy: How connecting...
Connecting two major sustainable development issues — sanitation and farming — can enable countries to […]
Ethiopia is making maps to help improve...
Soil health maps can help smallholder farmers make better decisions on improving their yields. Rod Waddington/FlickrAcross The Challenges […]
We have to understand the barriers...
Women make up the bulk of the workforce within agriculture, but have fewer roles in agribusiness.Rwanda has been in the press in recent years […]
How social enterprises can make an...
Dr Stephanie Terreni Brown with Clean Water Wave’s CAFE water filter system.“We wanted to take our first aid training […]
Meeting the social entrepreneurs...
From left: Leah Dejenu, Bethlehem Berhane, Aileen Campbell, Kasonde Kashulwe and Eden Amdebirhan.While in Addis Ababa for the Social Enterprise […]
Entrepreneurial insights from the only...
Panel (L-R): Blayne Tesfaye, Danait Tilahun, Vivian Achan, Kevine Kagirimpundu and Kasonde Kashulwe.One of the highlights of the Social […]
Challenges Group showcases at the...
At the Social Enterprise World Forum, Challenges presented on the many exciting and impactful projects being delivered by our global […]
Social enterprise in emerging markets:...
The Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 took place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis AbabaThe Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is in […]
Chasing investment: The Why, The How...
A capital injection into a business can help it grow, but is it always the right step?“It can be a source of deep […]