Our Partners

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Chemonics International

Chemonics International leads the consortium and RISA Senior Management Team (SMT), provides overall contractual and programme management, and directs the fund delivery expertise based in the Nairobi project office. The Chemonics’ Team Leader and Project Director are responsible and accountable to the FCDO for project delivery and achievement of programme results, supported by the head office project management unit (PMU) providing backstopping support.

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Results 4 Development (R4D)

R4D applies innovation systems expertise to innovation ecosystems strengthening, needs identification and technical advisory in concept development and implementation support for the RISA portfolio, along with specialised expertise from Country Technical Leads (CTLs).

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The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

SOAS applies research systems strengthening expertise to research systems strengthening, needs identification and technical advisory in concept development and implementation support for the RISA portfolio, along with specialised expertise from Country Technical Leads (CTLs).

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IMC Worldwide

IMC Worldwide leads the monitoring, evaluation, adaptation, and learning of the programme, including refining the programme theory of change and developing the results framework and indicators and learning plan for RISA and projects.

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Adam Smith International (ASI)

ASI is a global advisory company that works in partnership with governments, the private sector, and civil society at all stages of development to transform lives by making economies stronger, societies more stable, and governments more effective.

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Burooj Enterprises Pty

Burooj Enterprises is a company based in South Africa that specialises in delivering engineering management solutions to its clients, ranging from aerospace, mining and construction, and pharmaceuticals

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Heritors Labs Ltd

Heritors Labs is a Ghanaian-owned innovation services hub and research centre working at scaling research and development by fostering the conditions for crystallising the role of research and innovation in national development.

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Impact Investing Ghana

Impact Investing Ghana is a private sector led initiative that builds a thriving ecosystem for impact investing in Ghana. Private sector led, yet in close partnership with the national government, Impact Investing Ghana raises awareness, creates market intelligence, changes policies, and mobilizes additional financial resources for public good

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Intini Research & Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Intini Research & Consulting is a strategy and innovation management consulting company based in Pretoria, South Africa. The firm offers advisory and consulting services in innovation management, business strategy, project management with emphasis in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare technology management, agricultural biotech, and agro-processing industry sectors

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iSpace Foundation

iSpace Foundation is an innovation and technology hub in Accra, Ghana, offering a conducive environment for growth in the start-up ecosystem by providing working space, training, mentoring, access to funding, and other facilities for entrepreneurs and start-ups to launch and manage their business ideas.

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Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University is a public research university established in 1985 with its main campus in Nairobi County, Kenya. Kenyatta University collaborated with Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) as the primary stakeholder in the Research-2-Commercialisation (R2C) as the body mandated by the Government of Kenya to drive commercialisation of the research agenda.

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The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)

KIPPRA is a state corporation mandated to provide quality policy advice to the Government of Kenya and other key stakeholders by conducting policy research and analysis, and through capacity building to contribute to the achievement of national long term development.

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The Mawazo Institute

The Mawazo Institute is a women-led African organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya supporting early-career women researchers as they work to find solutions to local and global development challenges.

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Strathmore University Kenya

Strathmore University is a chartered university based in Nairobi, Kenya. Strathmore College was started in 1961, as the first multi-racial, multi-religious advanced-level sixth form college offering science and arts subjects, by a group of professionals who formed a charitable educations trust (now the Strathmore Educational Trust).

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