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ScaleUp Africa is an Africa-founded, women-led entrepreneurship support organisation, ecosystem builder and international development advisory firm dedicated to African Gender and Youth Economic Development, Climate Action, ESG and Sustainability. Count on us as a creative, can-do partner in West Africa. Together we have the expertise and networks to potential transform millions of lives.
We advise and support Foundations, Donors, Governments and Corporations delivering real Impact through the design and implementation of strategic initiatives and projects across various areas: Gender and Youth Economic Empowerment, SME /Entrepreneurship / Business Development, Social Innovation, Venture Philanthropy, CSR As-A-Service, Talent Development. We design, promote and deliver capacity building initiatives and investment in productive assets for private sector development and women's economic empowerment.

We serve large, global organisations that truly care about Africa's future and security. We package project concepts for international organisations and governments to invest in infrastructure for industrialization and job creation.

Our partners and clients include Governments - Singapore, Ghana, Germany, global development agencies including GIZ, European Commission EU, KfW, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and organisations like Mastercard Foundation and Access Bank.

Our key sectors of influence are Film and Creative Industries including Animation, Sustainability, Green and Circular Economy, Innovation with a specific focus on the design and implementation of Gender SME / Entrepreneurship Support / Business Development Services BDS / Technical Assistance TA initiatives.

If you are an international donor, corporate or foundation seeking a strategic local implementing partner firm or Non-Profit in West Africa, that is well-connected to the broader African Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and policy makers, please get in touch.

African Expertise, Consulting, Advisory, Non-Profit -
We work with large private and public sector clients on assignments and our work is all about social enterprise and small business development for women and youth of Africa. We are you local content /project team in West Africa providing local content for:
Economic growth, private sector development, Livelihoods, food security, agribusiness and the rural economy, women's economic empowerment and Climate mitigation and adaptation projects - renewable energy (modular), regenerative agriculture.

#scaleupafrica #scaleup #ammagyampo
For more information, Visit: www.wearescaleupafrica.com

ScaleUp Africa is an Africa-founded, women-led entrepreneurship support organisation, ecosystem builder and international development advisory firm dedicated to African Gender and Youth Economic Development, Climate Action, ESG and Sustainability. Count on us as a creative, can-do partner in West Africa. Together we have the expertise and networks to potential transform millions of lives.
We advise and support Foundations, Donors, Governments and Corporations delivering real Impact through the design and implementation of strategic initiatives and projects across various areas: Gender and Youth Economic Empowerment, SME /Entrepreneurship / Business Development, Social Innovation, Venture Philanthropy, CSR As-A-Service, Talent Development. We design, promote and deliver capacity building initiatives and investment in productive assets for private sector development and women's economic empowerment.

We serve large, global organisations that truly care about Africa's future and security. We package project concepts for international organisations and governments to invest in infrastructure for industrialization and job creation.

Our partners and clients include Governments - Singapore, Ghana, Germany, global development agencies including GIZ, European Commission EU, KfW, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and organisations like Mastercard Foundation and Access Bank.

Our key sectors of influence are Film and Creative Industries including Animation, Sustainability, Green and Circular Economy, Innovation with a specific focus on the design and implementation of Gender SME / Entrepreneurship Support / Business Development Services BDS / Technical Assistance TA initiatives.

If you are an international donor, corporate or foundation seeking a strategic local implementing partner firm or Non-Profit in West Africa, that is well-connected to the broader African Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and policy makers, please get in touch.

African Expertise, Consulting, Advisory, Non-Profit -
We work with large private and public sector clients on assignments and our work is all about social enterprise and small business development for women and youth of Africa. We are you local content /project team in West Africa providing local content for:
Economic growth, private sector development, Livelihoods, food security, agribusiness and the rural economy, women's economic empowerment and Climate mitigation and adaptation projects - renewable energy (modular), regenerative agriculture.

#scaleupafrica #scaleup #ammagyampo
For more information, Visit: www.wearescaleupafrica.com

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ScaleUp Africa - International Development Advisory - Gender, Youth, Private Sector, Public Sector Investment

  1. 1. Let’s Get Together!
  2. 2. ScaleUp Africa is a women-led B2B Entrepreneurship Development and Corporate Social Innovation Advisory Firm working with large organisations to achieve real Impact in Africa and the Diaspora . We provide creative support services to private sector and international development stakeholders through Strategic Partnerships. In 2021 and 2022 alone, we supported over 1600, mainly Women and Youth in partnership with large organisations that care deeply about social enterprise and African Development. Our thought-leadership on Entrepreneurship, Diaspora Affairs and International Development has been featured in respected global media platforms. Who We Are
  3. 3. Advisory Board CEO COO Marketing /Branding Finance/Admin Technical Consultant Project Manager Our Team Structure
  4. 4. African Development Ecosystem Building Entrepreneurship Support, Jobs & Skills Innovation & Infrastructure Digital Creative Industries - Film, Fashion, Animation Women & Youth AgriBusiness Climate & Sustainability Our Focus
  5. 5. Create. Implement. Impact. African Economic Development Initiatives With Real Impact For Global Organisations • Design and Project Manage Sustainable Development Projects • Corporate/Philanthropy /Donor Projects: Gender, Youth, Diaspora Affairs, Creative, Green • International Donor/Foundation/Government Advisory and Project Management • Strategic Innovation and Ecosystem Initiatives - e.g. Black Star Film Festival, Africa ScaleCraft What We Do
  6. 6. African Economic Development: Production Opportunities For Youth & Jobs. This year ScaleUp Africa committed to exploring job creation and the Business of African Film for women and youth. - Sponsored a cohort of Ghanaian Filmmakers to showcase 3 Ghanaian films in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to tell African stories in new markets - Working with Ghana’s National Film Authority, Export Authority and VOX Cinemas to grow Africa’s Creative storytelling Talent, Skills, Infrastructure, Standards and Business Capacity - Sponsored 100 Women In Animation and Fashion - Technical, Business and Digital Skills Training . CreativeAfrica Strategy
  7. 7. Diaspora Engagement, Skills & Storytelling. This year ScaleUp Africa committed big time to the African Film Industry. We - Black Star Film Festival in Ghana - Sponsorship of the event -panels, screenings, training and expert workshops for a cohort of Black Filmmakers from the Diaspora - Youth In Film Incubator - Supported a cohort of 20 Young, Black, African (Diaspora) Film School Graduates - the Business of Film In Africa: Market Research, Mentorship with African Diaspora experts from films: ‘Queen of Glory’, ‘Woman King’ and Idris Elba’s ‘Beast of No Nation’. - Top performers are now developing a Diaspora-Docuseries for streaming. CreativeAfrica: “Youth In Film”
  8. 8. Streaming Production - Our Young ‘CreativeAfrica’ Community Needs You! Tell your story, connect, advise and support our cohort of 2022/23 You can help us realise our ultimate goal of supporting our cohort to produce their first pilot episodes for a Docuseries concept. As we gear up for 2023 we are calling upon our industry friends and colleagues to support our cohort of Black, African Film School graduates - the next generation Film and Animation Business Leaders. Leave A Legacy Of Opportunity. Scale Up Next Gen African Creatives. Join forces with ScaleUp Africa - our capabilities, commitment and passion for African Development and Diaspora Engagement act as your gateway to Africa. CreativeAfrica: Get Involved
  9. 9. Other Impact PROJECTS
  10. 10. PROJECT: COVID Resilience and Recovery Programme: Capacity Building For 10,000 Women-Led SMEs Due to the socio-economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, MSMEs in Africa were ill-equipped to adapt to the new normal. Role: Project Gender Lead, Design, Implementation of Capacity Building, Training, Technical Assistance project activities. Monitoring and Evaluation. MSME application and scoring review processes, selection, monitoring and evaluation of women-led MSMEs. Working with various community based organisations to improve or offer alternative skills and livelihood options for women. $2m COVID Entrepreneurship Resilience and Recovery Programme reached women- led MSMEs across Ghana; tapping into ScaleUp Africa’s extensive network of female founders, advisors and consultants. 2year project to support and train 10,000 MSMEs with impact on job -creation, social and cultural norms, livelihoods and access to new digital markets.
  11. 11. PROJECT: Agribiz Project - Professionalising 14 National Women’s Groups And Associations With Over 1m Members Due to the socio-economic impact of the Pandemic, Climate Change and a challenging economy, many women are subjected to Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Health Problems and Poverty. Role: Design, Implementation of Capacity Building, Training, Technical Assistance activities to improve the productivity of these Agriculture sector associations. ScaleUp Africa’s extensive network of female founders, advisors and Consultants were deployed to assist various groups and community associations to become more self reliant and generate their own internal revenues. Providing group and individual coaching to enable the beneficiaries to build capacity, boost productivity and access credit facilities to better support the membership base of these mainly rural and women-based organisations.
  12. 12. PROJECT: Circular Economy TV Show & Conference Due to the socio-economic impact of the climate change, the European Union and the Government of Ghana developed this platform to educate and encourage Green Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Climate Adaptation in Ghana. ScaleUp Africa was onboarded to support identification and selection of the entrepreneurs (especially women) to be featured and supported. Concept: Televised Entrepreneurship Show on GhOne TV in Ghana: GhC65,000 Prize For winning Sustainable Green Business Role: Capacity Building / Coaching SMEs Establishing application and scoring Reviewing applications Reviewing pitch videos Selecting Top 50 Judging Panel Position
  13. 13. PROJECT: 100 African Women In AgriBusiness Green Agric, Food Processing & Market Readiness and Product Marketing Capacity Building African women make up almost 50% of the agricultural labour force in Africa making them the main producers of food. However they are often excluded from market access opportunities and profits along the value chain. This training covered practical food processing skills training, process goods Marketing, business and financial skills, food safety basics for what Agribusiness women need to know in order to sell their products on the domestic market. This information was imperative for beneficiaries, as they have to apply that same knowledge to enter regional and global markets and take up the opportunity to reduce post harvest losses, improve their product’s competitiveness and their livelihoods.
  14. 14. PROJECT: 100 Young Women In Leatherworks Alternative Livelihoods, Gender Safeguarding, Product Marketing and Business Basics Training Leatherworks if a male dominated field and this training was designed to provide highly practical and relevant for these seamstresses to diversify their skills and capacity to earn more to protect themselves from the impact of economic hardship such as abuse and violence. It was also designed to stregthen the leatherworks value chain through incorporating Diversity and technical capacity of a new generation of leatherwork artisans. These female beneficiaries are now earning more income, have access to a more diverse, male client base and are gearing up for follow up capacity building opportunities. ‘If you educate a man you educate an individual. If you educate a woman you educate a nation ' African Proverb
  15. 15. PROJECT: 100 Women in Green Construction & Climate Adaptation ScaleUp Africa mobilised and sponsored 100 female artisans across Ghana to upgrade their skills, provide alternative sources of income and the opportunity to learn about the emerging demand for Green Skills across the various trades. Our consultants were able to assist various artisan groups to support their female members to become more self reliant and generate more internal revenues.
  16. 16. PROJECT: Opportunities For Women - New, Green Economy OFW is a programme focused on strengthening development Outcomes - enabling traditional leaders and young women in urban and peri-urban communities with the tools, skills, training, services (digital skills, basic literacy and soft skills, technical, food processing and value addition, circular economy models for alternative livelihoods) to improve their ability to contribute towards the New Economy. ScaleUp Africa partners with leading local innovators, Associations and sector specific non-profits to create a capacity building and affiliate networks to drive value, safeguard women and girls through skills and entrepreneurship development opportunities. The programme aims to build skills and micro entrepreneurship opportunities in the following fields: AgriTech, FinTech, Renewable Energy, Creative, Artisanal, Green industries
  17. 17. PROJECT: YouthConnekt Africa Summit 2021 SME Engagement, Branding and Communications Funded by the UNDP, KOICA and other partners, the 2021 edition was hosted by Ghana and took place in Accra with over 14 African Ministers of Youth and 2 Presidents on the bill. Theme: Positioning the Youth for the Post-COVID Economy and AfCFTA Opportunities. ScaleUp Africa was engaged to head up Communications, Gender and Youth Entrepreneurship Advisory to get more women and youth aware of new opportunities in the Digital, Creative and Green sectors Role: National Organizing Committee, Ministerial Advisory on Communications, Gender, and Youth SME Engagement
  18. 18. PROJECT: ESOKO - AgriTech Boosting Profits For Female-Led Micro Agribusinesses With Digital & Financial Literacy Tools During this programme with ESOKO, ScaleUp Africa trained almost 300 micro enterprises in the Agriculture sector on the full potential of the mobile phone. Due to low literacy rates, most agribusinesses are unable to access information pertaining to Climate, Market Pricing etc, limiting their productivity and profitability. Training content featured different mobile money, information, operational procedures and scenarios in the local language - enabling the women to leverage their mobile phones as a Business Tool for the first time. Access to digital credit services and market information like commodity prices were some important outcomes of the since most of these women. The project enabled them to make informed decisions about when, where and at what price to sell their commodities - using their mobile phone to access real time market price information from district and regional markets to increase their profits.
  19. 19. PROJECT: Woven Worldwide (Artisans) Strengthening Supply Chains: Enabling 70 Women Weavers with Design, Quality Control Training, Access To New Digital Export Markets, Mobile Money There is a growing demand on the global export market for creative goods come from artisans in the ‘Global South’ however the sector continues to Underperform due to fragmentation, quality and even gender based social factors which limit incomes, profits and outcomes for the women. In partnership with Woven, ScaleUp Africa was able to support 70 women with technical and quality control training, business education – Improving their livelihoods through Woven’s online digital export platform for the North American market and the use of digital financial services.
  20. 20. PROJECT: ACCESS BANK Pan-African Women’s Conference ‘21, ‘22 Despite the fact that Ghana and Africa have some of the highest rates of female participation in the SME sector in the world, women remain relatively ill-equipped to scale up their businesses to create much needed jobs and economic growth. To celebrate the 6th anniversary of Access Bank’s flagship initiative for women, W, ScaleUp Africa was asked to curate and convene powerful, dynamic and successful business women from across Africa - to inspire a new generation of women to overcome societal and cultural barriers - to embrace innovation and growth for their businesses. Over 5500 virtual attends to date from across Africa taking advantage of lessons on entrepreneurship, personal triumph and life coaching from an exciting community of African business leaders curated by ScaleUp Africa. #choosetochallenge $2m COVID Entrepreneurship Resilience Programme would reach the women- led MSMEs across Ghana; tapping into ScaleUp Africa’s extensive network of female founders, advisors and consultants. This is a 2 year project and ongoing, our goal is to support and train up to 10,000 MSMEs within the Agricultural and Artisan space with local based impact on jobcreation, social and cultural norms, livelihoods and access to new digital markets for women and youth. .
  21. 21. PROJECT: Vodafone UK F-LANE Accelerator for Female Empowerment F-LANE is a five-week virtual acceleration programme for early-stage female entrepreneurs with ambitious outcomes to drive change by empowering women. It is put into practice by the Vodafone Institute. ScaleUp Africa helped implement the Accelerator providing coaching services. This project taps into Vodafone’s global community of over 300 experienced and renowned corporate mentors to help entrepreneurs in emerging markets deliver consistent Impact outcomes.
  22. 22. PROJECT: Survival Series We have advised and run a number of capacity building programmes and provided technical assistance for SMEs including the Survival Series, designed and implemented to provide SME Emergency support during the height of COVID 19. ScaleUp Africa was one of the first entrepreneurial support companies in Africa to 'go virtual' to meet the critical support needs of SMEs across Africa. We served over 2000 SMEs during this critical period.
  23. 23. PROJECT: IGNITE Pan-African Business Festival ScaleUp Africa has had success in providing knowledge sharing, capacity building, technical assistance, financial inclusion, market access, value chain and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs of African descent globally. With digital content including the ‘Survival Series’ to support SMEs transition at the start of the COVID 19 pandemic to a series of SME and Female-Founder focused workshops during its flagship Pan-African virtual Business Festival, IGNITE which attracted over 3000 attendees from Africa and the Diaspora. ScaleUp Africa’s approach is based on impactful partnerships and networks to contribute towards African Development. .
  24. 24. Amma Gyampo Co-Founder & CEO ammag@wearescaleupafrica.com team@wearescaleupafrica.com Thank You www.wearescaleupafrica.com

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