The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set a new scene for the way in which economic actors shall produce, consume and operate. At the international level, there is a clear sense that business as usual is not an option anymore, and that in order to achieve the global goals for sustainable development, multi-stakeholder partnerships are needed in all areas and at all levels. In particular, the contribution of partnerships between civil society organisations (CSOs) and the private sector – ranging from cooperatives, to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to large corporations – is key to achieve sustainable development in a balanced and integrated manner, and to generate urgent transformative changes and innovative business models.
In this respect, Kenyan Citizen 4 Good Governance C.B.O is ideally placed to take care of the ‘public good’ component of business transactions that do not happen under pure market conditions, due to the high costs of skills upgrading and to the geographic fragmentation characterising small local suppliers in the counties through the following approaches:
- Needs assessment;
- Development of training modules;
- Core trainings;
- Development of social entrepreneurship ideas and establishment of start-up consultancy service;
- Donor and resource mobilization for funding ideas;
- Seed money procedure for all actors;
- Launch of incubation service for stakeholders.