The Daily Observer is one of the most reputable newspapers in Liberia and is synonymous with the country’s remarkable recovery in the post-conflict era. During the civil war the newspaper was largely unavailable, but since its return in 2005 it has played a significant role in the country’s recovery, strengthening institutions and ensuring democratic freedoms in the country.
Tanzanian-based eco-briquette company, Environmental Engineering Company Limited (EECO Ltd), offers an alternative fuel for cooking. Eco-briquettes play a crucial role in forest conservation, reducing deforestation for this purpose. Furthermore the organisation offers valuable employment in the local community.
AxIS is an IT company that provides software project implementation services, from customer requirement analysis to user training and change management through software development and installation. Through a combination of innovative software development tools and project management methodology, it has consistently realised a high success rate while offering competitive prices.
Research Africa effectively engages the ‘Base of the Pyramid’, people living on or below US$2 per day, as social agents by participating in incentive-based surveys and working to create new economic opportunities for people living in poverty. In exchange for their feedback, respondents receive mobile phone credit for participating in market surveys.
MBADIFA Enterprises Limited is the business subsidiary of Mbarara District Farmers’ Association (MBADIFA). Following an extensive market study in 2010, surveying MBADIFA members and other key stakeholders with the aim of determining farmers’ needs, it was concluded many of the identified challenges facing the agricultural sector in Uganda could be solved through business solutions.
Eight million Ugandans depend on banana production as a source of food, income and employment. Due to lack of certified pest and disease free planting materials, banana production is declining. The impact of pests and diseases can be significantly reduced by the use of certified banana planting materials. That is exactly what BioCrops Ltd is developing.