Welcome to Sense
We’re a network of creative problem solvers working towards our dream of an independent, thriving Africa.
Every day we use our decades of experience to help our clients find simple solutions to difficult development issues. We like to help businesses, NGOs, Development organisations and Impact investment funds to make sense of development, and define development strategies that make sense.
We focus on four areas of work:
- Economic Sense: developing economic development programs
- Development Sense: support with the implementation of economic development programs
- Business Sense: evaluation of investment opportunities in developing countries & support to entrepreneurs
- Common Sense: Short practical training modules
July 2016: Our team left to Benin for their field study on rice and cashews, and with new contracts rapidly materialising this is only the first field study in a busy series that will include Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, and Nagaland in the north-east of India as upcoming destinations.
June 2016: Sense has been contracted by the GiZ to perform a detailed economic analysis of processing, trade and farming business models in the cashew and rice value chains in Benin, and develop new financial products with local banks.
May 2016: Sense finished the development of a business plan and business model for SODEPAL, a baby cereal factory in Burkina Faso, and started the process of looking for investors. Read the case here.
April 2016: Sense completed a business development training programme for Dutch NGO Tropenbos in Ghana. After two on-site business plan development workshops in Sunyani, Sense assisted three different emerging wood-processing companies in producing business plans for finance: MB-GEJJ Charcoal, RABwood Timber, and a timber plantation for sustainable wood sourcing. Read the case here.