About Sense

Where We Work

Sense has worked in several African countries, building strong networks with local consultants. As a result, we’re able to work in many sectors and different types of specialised projects across sub-Saharan Africa.

West Africa

West Africa

Our team has strong roots in Agri-processing in West Africa. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver a bilingual team for work in Francophone West Africa, which makes fieldwork and business support efficient and insightful.

East Africa

East Africa

Over the years we’ve delivered sector and business support in several East African countries. Our experience includes access to finance, value chain analysis and supply chain strategies in both the private and public sector.



At times we’ve been called on to deliver projects outside of Africa. Over the years we’ve worked in the fruit sector in India and in South America in chocolates.

"We work in a number of African countries and beyond, but with a special focus on West Africa as we have unique language skills for that region."

Our Values

At Sense we share a few important characteristics.

We have a passion for development in Africa

We understand business

We're able to work with multinationals, African and Western SMEs, informal traders, small farmers, governments, NGOs, etc.

We have a natural distrust when we hear stereotypical answers and solutions such as ‘let's cut out the traders.

We understand that each actor in the value chain needs a strong economic incentive to go along with the development plan

We have a passion for development in Africa

We like to dig deep to get to the root issues and offer new insights

We like thinking differently and looking at a problem from different angles

We want to transfer skills to local people

We believe in sharing information and knowledge and working together

We value adult relationships, face the facts and make the hard choices as partners


Featured Projects

West Africa

West Africa

Multi-Year Dairy Supply Chain Project - Senegal - IFC

Cashew Benchmarking Project - Multi-country - GiZ

Fruit Sector Business Support - Ivory Coast

Market Study Fruit Sector in EU, USA, Gulf States

Value Chain Selection & Business Case Development - Ghana - IFC

Investment Promotion - Ghana, Ivory Coast - Ministry Of Foreign Affairs NL

Rice Multi-Country Benchmarking Study - GiZ

Agricultural Finance Nigeria (Cassava, Maize, Potato, Rice)

West Africa

East & South Africa

Business Plan Development for Long Life Milk Plant - Tanga Fresh

Potato Processings, Marketing and mechanisation Study - Kenya

Investment Promotion Strategy ZVDA - Mozambique - Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Wageningen University

Access to Finance Business Case development for Multiple Value Chains - Zambia - GiZ