Work in Progress! Alliance

Enabling young people in Egypt, Nigeria and Somaliland

Overview

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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Egypt, Nigeria, Somalia
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

The Work in Progress! Alliance aims to enable young people from diverse backgrounds to generate sustainable living wages and create optimism about their future in Egypt, Nigeria and post-conflict Somaliland.


Our focus

Building young people’s skills for today and the future to find paid jobs or set up their own enterprises.

Accelerating start-ups and offering business development services (BDS) to impact-driven small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) so they can employ more young people – improving the demand side of the market – and deepen their social and environmental impact.

Improving the enabling environment for youth and enterprises by influencing actors including government, the private sector and citizens to change policies, laws, practices, attitudes and beliefs concerning youth and work.


Alliance partners and partners in Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia

In Nigeria, the project partner Poise works on advancing employability skills training and manages the Bits Schools, Ekobits and Edobits. These are both digital design schools.

The accelerator partner She Leads Africa focuses on women-founded startups and the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) is the partner for Business Development Support for social enterprises. EDC is also responsible for improving the enabling environment for SMEs and youth.

VC4A ensures startups improve their operations and have access to business networks, knowledge and finance. They do this via their online Startup Academy, establish connections with startup incubators and accelerators, and by implementing the Mentor Driven Capital (MDC) program in all three countries.

Butterfly Works supports several TVET centers to improve the curricula. Butterfly Works also supports Hubs in Abuja to improve its services of start-ups and small enterprises.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences has been working with Oxfam partners on the basic foundations of Futures Literacy. This work will be enhanced to fully implement FL in curricula and foster the mindset of FL within students and staff of partner organizations and participating universities. These measures are expected to lead to the initiation of the first Futures Literacy Innovation Hub in Africa.

In post-conflict Somaliland, Shaqodoon, is the partner that manages the Bits digital design school Hargabits, in Hargeisa. In Boroma, the Somaliland Skills Training Association, SOSTA, is offering various vocational and technical skills training and soft employability skills advice and training. The start-up accelerator is Innovate Ventures, supported by VC4A and focussed on tech start-ups. The project partners with Shuraako for Business Development Services and with Havoyoco for creating an enabling environment.

In Egypt, Icealex implements start-up support initiatives in Alexandria. Ahead of the Curve is the Business Development Service partner, and since 2019 we have partnered with The Community Hub to create an enabling environment in the country.


Timeline

The 4-year project started in January 2020 and will run until December 2023 with a budget of € 11.2 million. WiP! is financed by the LEAD (Local Employment for African Development) program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The first 4-year phase of WiP! was implemented during 2016-2019 with a budget of € 10.4 million. For more information about the project and its achievements, please see various Work in Progress! reports.


Facts

Project name: Work in Progress!
Project period: Four years, from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023
Target group: Young women and men
Location: Nigeria (Lagos, Nassarawa and Edo State), Egypt (Cairo and Alexandria), Somalia (post-conflict Somaliland)
Budget: 11.2 million euros


Contact:

For more information please contact Haroon Khan, email address haroon.khan@oxfamnovib.nl, Global Project Manager.

Team

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    Haroon Khan

    Global Project Manager, Work in Progress! Alliance
    The Hague, Netherlands
     

Portfolio

Name Country Sector(s)
Muraadso
Ecommerce, Retail, Consumer Electronics,Consumer Merchandize,Technolgy
Somalia E-commerce, Electronics, Internet
Amaranthine Media
An indigenous storytelling machine creating media content for children
Nigeria Creative, media and entertainment
PiggyVest
Automated savings for African millenials
Nigeria Financial services, Fintech
Interact
Make the whole learning and collaborating experience engaging and fun
Egypt Educational products, Electronics, Information tec…
SImbiBot
...your intelligent and interactive learning assistant
Nigeria E-learning, Educational services
isabiDeliver
Smart On-Demand Delivery Service
Nigeria Logistics
FARMHIRE NIGERIA LTD.
Hire farm equipments and workers for any job online.
Nigeria Agritech, E-commerce, Farm machinery
2doon
Recruitment agency
Somalia HR and recruitment
Sosai Renewable Energies Company
Energy that is for a better life forever
Nigeria Renewable energy, Solar power, Utilities
TheBookDealerNG
Books that echo you
Nigeria E-commerce, Import and export, Retail
DEXTERITY LOGICS LTD
the brain behind brand that works!
Nigeria Computer software
Nicademia
A Video Streaming Platform for African Animation preventing the Extinction of African Languages and Culture
Nigeria Creative, media and entertainment, Education
NUFAESAH/NafNaf by Nafisah Ltd
We provide clean cut modest work wear for the urban woman
Nigeria Fashion
Distrifoods Nigeria
#NourishNigeria #Innovativediet #HealthyFoodsOnly #
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food and beverage, Manufacturing
EL-kanis and Partners
We develop digital platforms that improve assets and reinforces agro food value chain and incomes of farmers.
Nigeria Agribusiness, Agritech, ICT
HayCountry Foods
Quality Foods within Economic Reach!
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food production, Manufacturing
Bubble Tii
Fun in a cup
Nigeria Food and beverage, Manufacturing, Retail
Shuttlers
Redesigning urban mobility using technology
Nigeria Information technology, Transport and logistics
Aspire Power Solutions
A better energy experience starts here
Nigeria Clean technology and energy, Renewable energy, Sol…
Doctoora E-Health Ltd
Healthcare you can trust
Nigeria Healthcare, Real estate
Preggies Concepts Ltd
Nurture to Life
Nigeria Consumer non-durables, E-commerce, Specialty retai…
iTech Solutions,Somaliland
Delivering Reliable IT Solutions
Somalia Computer software, E-commerce, Mobile
Foodlocker Limited
Farming-as-a-Service for Large Buyers
Nigeria Agritech, E-commerce, Retail and wholesale
Aweli Aviation Academy
Aweli Aviation is one of Training schools in Somaliland.
Somalia Transport and logistics
Rude Activewear
Get fit, fam
Nigeria Clothing and textiles, E-commerce
EduPoint Limited
One stop point for connecting learners with verified tutors
Nigeria Education, Educational products, Educational servi…
Topaz Honey
natures gold
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food and beverage
Moumin Technology Firm
Responsive to the emerging new technology of the ICT Market in Somalia
Somalia ICT, Information technology
Afrimash Company Limited
Number 1 Online Destination for Farmers
Nigeria Agribusiness, Retail, Retail and wholesale
AgroData
Promoting sustainable farming and improving farm productivity
Nigeria Agribusiness, Agritech, Animal farming
QuickCheck
One-stop-platform for all your financial needs in Africa
Nigeria Artificial intelligence, Fintech
Dahrah Global Limited
Setting Standards, Delivering excellence
Nigeria Agribusiness
Taeillo
Premium furniture for Africa
Nigeria E-commerce, Manufacturing
DeliveryBros
Africa's Largest On-Demand Delivery Network
Nigeria E-commerce, Retail, Transport and logistics
7keema
7keema is #1 Nursing Technology
Egypt Healthcare
Oncopadi
Africa’s 1st digital & friendly cancer care navigation & resource tool
Nigeria Healthcare providers and services
I-MANAGER SOLUTIONS
IMAPP... solving risk puzzles
Nigeria Clean technology, Computer software, Financial ser…
Perception Consult Ltd
We don't make excuses, we make furniture
Nigeria Construction, Furniture, Manufacturing
smile-on limited
...taking over in kid's health and fashion
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food and beverage, Retail
plastic Venture
Plastic Venture is a plastic waste recycling company founded in 2019.
Somalia Waste management and recycling
Guri Yagleel Rentals and Property Management
Where real estate gets real
Somalia Real estate
Epocket
Swift international online payment system using mobile wallets.
Somalia Financial services, Mobile
Tobby Temi D & Bros
think honey ! think topaz .
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food and beverage, Food production
SOMBRAND
Creative Agency
Somalia Information technology
TVP Adventures
Explore, Discover, Live!
Nigeria Leisure and travel, Tourism
Keeks
Live Healthy. Live Happy
Nigeria Healthcare
SeamlessHR
Modern Payroll and HR technology for emerging markets
Nigeria Enterprise software, Fintech, Software as a Servic…
CEA CONSULTANCY AND TRANSLATION SERVICES
Distinguished by Positive Action
Nigeria Diversified services, E-commerce, Renewable energy
The SmartFarm
Supporting next generation farming
Nigeria Crop farming
Legulp Enterprises
A Drop For Life
Nigeria Community water systems
Apples & Berries Fruits Paradise
...Refreshingly, The Finest..; Refreshingly, Satisfying!
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food and beverage, Retail
MMG CREATIONS WORLD
Handmade jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Nigeria Healthcare, Import and export, Manufacturing
LifeBank
Smart healthcare supply chain for Africa
Nigeria Healthcare, Transport and logistics
Busy Broom cleaning & recycling Ltd.
recycling of plastic waste materials into a viable products
Nigeria Environmental services
ForthWorth Farms
Redefining excellence in Farming
Nigeria Agribusiness
Hastesid Farms & Agro Allied Ltd
Hastesid is in Agric value chain, major investment in Agro-processing
Nigeria Agribusiness, Animal farming, Crop farming
NSAATA
New Shoes Are Always The Answer
Nigeria Clothing and textiles production, Fashion
KJK Africa
IBM of Africa
Nigeria Artificial intelligence, Enterprise software, Info…
BILAN BABY AND WOMEN FASHION COMPANY Somalia Retail
Nenu Engineering Limited
Premier purveyor of energy saving cook stoves in West Africa.
Nigeria Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, Man…
Pad-Up Creations
Period with Pride
Nigeria Medical equipment and supplies, Pharmaceuticals, S…
Brandkii
Design and Digital Marketing agency
Somalia Internet
Adi + Bolga
Skin analysis and product recommendation
Nigeria Information technology, Machine learning
CredPal
Improving quality of life
Nigeria Financial services, ICT
TAYO UNIFORMS & EMBROIDERY
Addresses uniform needs for schools & other institutions, tayounif@gmail.com
Somalia Clothing and textiles production, Manufacturing
Eagle Tech
Eagle tech is a tech-oriented company which empowers and promotes
Somalia Computer hardware, Computer software, E-commerce
Teminicrown Enterprises
A taste of royalty
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food production, Manufacturing
RecyclePoints
Creating value from everyday waste
Nigeria Internet, Waste management and recycling
Raasamaal Technology
All-in-One Innovative IT Solutions Hub
Somalia Computer software, Information technology, Interne…
Nawah-Scientific
The place to go to outsource research experiements online
Egypt Biotechnology and medical research, Pharmaceutical…
Interg World
Learning made easy
Nigeria Computer games, E-learning, Educational products
Chefaa
We Manage All Your Pharmacy Needs
Egypt Big data, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals
Brimore
Your Gate to Emerging Markets
Egypt E-commerce, Fintech, Retail and wholesale
Moor Farms Ltd
Organic farming practices that are climate protective and friendly
Nigeria Agribusiness, Animal farming, Clean technology and…
MeenaM Blends
Taste is everything with MeenaM Blends
Nigeria Food and beverage, Manufacturing
Education Square
Empowering pre-university educators & building a network of educators
Egypt Educational services
VRapeutic
Instilling essential life skills through immersive virtual experiences
Egypt Educational products, Educational services, Health…
The Adirelounge
Hand dyed Fabrics made in Nigeria
Nigeria Clothing and textiles production
EduLead Concept
Equipping children with Digital skills to prepare them for the digital world.
Nigeria Animation, Educational services, Video production
mojatu media IT solution somaliland office
contact us : somaliland@mojatu.com,00252634595230 or 002524458938
Somalia Computer software, Creative, media and entertainme…
Catyna Designs
African Theme Interiors
Nigeria Construction and manufacturing, Real estate
Science Crafts
Creating hands-on educational kits & learning scenarios.
Egypt Education, Educational products, Educational servi…
Tacabline
Tacab-line is agro advisory and consultant Firm
Somalia Agribusiness, Agritech, Crop farming
buseet
Arrive faster!
Egypt Personal transport, Public transport
Utiva
Learning Tech Skills without depending on the internet
Nigeria E-learning, Educational products
Awe Farms and Consult
Agriculture, Technology and financial services
Nigeria Agrichemicals, Animal farming, Crop farming
chitosan egypt
the innovation
Egypt Waste management and recycling
Shezlong
Online Psychotherapy platform
Egypt Healthcare
TUSMO HOMECARE
Making It Easier Line
Somalia Business services
Geeldoon Online Marketplace
Geeldoon OMP is an eCommerce platform that connects buyers and sellers
Somalia E-commerce
Flirty Fitness Nig.
Get fit, Stay sexy.
Nigeria Sports and wellness
saadiq funder
Saadiq funder is Fintech Company, SME sector Crowd funding platform
Somalia Financial services
LacagSame
Convenient money circles you can Trust
Somalia Fintech
RENO EMCORE APEX RESOURCES LIMITED
We care enough ..... real value
Nigeria Agribusiness, Animal farming, Business services
Netima Happy Feet
Netima ‘Happy feet’ is a stylish, flexible, sneaker-styled flat shoes
Nigeria Education, Manufacturing, Wholesale
Yfi-technology
Transforming the advertising technology in the Horn of Africa
Somalia Adtech, Marketing and PR
Meadow Foods Nig Ltd
Taking on the worlds tough food challenges
Nigeria Agribusiness
Fibre Lifestyle Inc
Living Made Simple
Nigeria Real estate
Korrok Technologies Nigeria Limited
we are into processing locally grown cereals fortified with vegetables
Nigeria Agribusiness
Street Waste Company
Waste recycling and upcycling
Nigeria Waste management and recycling
JUXTAMEDS
Your online store for affordable prescription medications.
Nigeria E-commerce, Medical equipment and supplies, Pharma…
Gulivery
Delivered in no time
Somalia ICT, Transport and logistics
Xasuus Reeb (Maternity and Baby photo-shoot)
photo-shoot place for maternity women's and Infants
Somalia Photography, Video production
Bosh Designs and Services Limited
A circular fashion brand that inspires, empowers and preserves
Nigeria Clothing and textiles production, Fashion, Waste m…
Karaadso Business Directory
connecting businesses and their customers
Somalia Business services
Kaafi Horn Renewable Energy Company
Doing green lucrative Business by preserving the Environment
Somalia Renewable energy
Velox Integrated Rice Company Ltd
Rice focused firm currently involved in processing and distribution
Nigeria Agribusiness
Allany’s Agriq
Agribusiness with distinction
Nigeria Agribusiness
CRESCENTDEEN RESOURCES LIMITED
Harnessing opportunities to create value
Nigeria Business services, Education, Healthcare providers…
Vanpeux Global Synergy Ltd
Affordable power for everyone
Nigeria Clean technology and energy, Renewable energy, Sol…
Greymate Care
On-demand caregivers for busy professionals
Nigeria Diversified services, Healthcare
Anfac Software Company Somalia Computer software, Education, Financial services
MusterPoint WorkSpace Solution
Your WorkSpace Solution Partner
Nigeria Real estate
Schaduf
Sustainable living solutions
Egypt Agritech
So Fresh Neighbourhood Market Ltd
Inspiring you to Live Fresh, Live Healthy
Nigeria Food and beverage, Food production, Retail
Sweetkiwi
Healthy never tasted better!
Nigeria Food and beverage, Food production
Yo7ka Anna
Yo7ka Anna is changing the community into a reading one.
Egypt Educational services
EDNUTALO AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES
...clean cars, clean environment...
Nigeria Automotive, Education
Lacto Bokashi Egypt
Decomposing all types of organic wastes by microorganism mix we create
Egypt Crop farming, Waste management and recycling
Balance Bowl
The Healthy Alteranative
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food production, Logistics
Elmi Academy
Bridging the gap between academia and job makret
Somalia Educational services
KINGSWAY QUALITY FOODS (INT’L) LTD
AGRO-FOOD PROCESSING AND MARKETING COMPANY.
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food and beverage
Abodsuccess Investment Limited
We produce snacks that are nutritious and beneficial to human health a
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food and beverage
Annie’s Meat and Things Limited
Fresh Meat Straight from the farm
Nigeria Agribusiness, Food and beverage
welima tea
A different way of tea
Nigeria Agribusiness, Healthcare providers and services, M…
AMBUVETS KONSULT NIG
Your professional guide on Animal Health
Nigeria Agribusiness, Retail, Specialty retail
FarmBiz Enterprises
Post harvest management of fruits and vegetables
Nigeria Agribusiness, Clean technology and energy, Crop fa…
Johar Online Academy
Johar Academy facilitates online secondary courses through mobile app
Somalia Educational services
CUP
Waste Management, Food, Recycling
Egypt Food production
Brandocks.com
A print tech that allows people order branded apparels online
Nigeria Clothing and textiles, E-commerce, Retail
Hargeisa Daily Media Group
To bring your business online and get you more customers
Somalia Creative, media and entertainment, E-commerce, Int…
Ganacsi Kaab Consulting Firm
Solutions that Improve Business Operations
Somalia Accounting services, Consulting and business devel…
Safehaus-UK Nigeria
working for you
Nigeria Healthcare providers and services, HR and recruitm…
Kirosom Real Estate Solutions
Real estate
Somalia Real estate
Agribiz Concepts Enterprises
Building more prosperous smallholder farmers and SMEs
Nigeria Agribusiness, Animal farming, Crop farming
Kalluunsan Fish Distributor Company
Delivering fresh fish to our customers via cashless
Somalia Fish farming
Feligold food& spice
Raw food supply and exportation.
Nigeria Agribusiness, Crop farming, Food production
FabricsNG
Empowering the creative process
Nigeria E-commerce, Fashion, Retail
FRESH COUNTY LIMITED
Fresh County is a Healthy Food and Nutrition Company.
Nigeria Food production
1212 Clothings
Great company, great people, efficient solutions for garment needs
Nigeria Clothing and textiles production, Educational serv…
Somalicv
we are job advertisement website which present job availables
Somalia E-commerce
Napata For green industries
Our heritage is in our hands
Egypt Waste management and recycling
Reliance Family Clinics
Quality healthcare made easy.
United States of America Healthcare
IdeaBud
Making your Tech Idea a reality
Nigeria Computer software, Consulting and business develop…
Mahuraan Kid’s World
Mahuraan Kid's World is a diversified family entertainment centre
Somalia Diversified services
BUBAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL
BU high quality education and affordable dental treatment
Somalia Healthcare providers and services

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