Since 2014 we have been focusing our work on Sub-Saharan Africa. With funding from the UK Government, we are working with young people and small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia to help people learn the skills that are needed to improve and grow local businesses and create sustainable economies that promote prosperity for all.
Below you can see data from our portfolio of over 400 enterprises across Sub-Saharan Africa.
We are currently using this data to inform how we can best support the booming SME sector in achieving growth and increasing their social and environmental impact in line with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Check back regularly for updates to our data sets.
Blogs about our impact
We know the statistics – worldwide more than 1 billion young people will enter the job market between now and 2030, 600 million jobs are needed globally over 15 years to keep current employment rate, 71 million young people are unemployed globally, the youth population in Africa will double to over 830 million by 2050, […]
As part of Challenges Worldwide’s (CW) work, it’s important to engage with the local community to promote and influence positive change where possible. Opportunities to help and leave a mark are what CW strive to achieve, hence one of our team committees rightfully being called impact to have a lasting effect in the communities that we operate. […]
Challenges Worldwide opens in Rwanda to tackle poverty and promote prosperity through private sector development
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