Delivering IT Efficiencies - With a Social Impact
$1 Trillion in aid money spent on development programs in Africa over the past 50 years has not proven to be the solution for poverty and has promoted continuing dependence. We think the private sector can provide a better solution.
Six Steps to Social Impact
“Provide digital job opportunities to boost the socioeconomic power of the educated underemployed by harnessing their talent.”
Impact Sourcing, Corporate Social Responsibility, and UN SDGs
We provide an opportunity for you to meet your CSR or UN SDG obligations while saving money. Our services allow you to have tedious work completed by educated youths and women for less than you pay today. In East Africa young graduates are having a terrible time finding work. In today’s globally connected world we can tap into their knowledge, provide them meaningful employment, and allow them to stay near their families. As a Benefit Corporation we engage in socially responsible outsourcing - Impact Sourcing – by bringing education and employment to vulnerable populations.
We address SDGs 1 (poverty), 4 (education), 5 (gender equality), and 8 (decent work and economic growth). We are paying decent wages, we do provide a safe and secure gender neutral work space, training on ICT and professional working behavior, and for our clients we provide team management, continuity of work, quality control, on-shore support, risk mitigation, and follow-through. We measure our social impact and provide you with data suitable for your CSR report or formatted for UN SDG reporting.
For further reading:
Interview with Mamadou Biteye from the Rockefeller Foundation, who oversees the Foundation's work across Africa, on Impact Sourcing
Article in Quartz Africa: 16 young people died in Africa during a stampede when 125,000 applied for 4,500 jobs.
Cato Institute, African Perspectives on Aid: Foreign Assistance Will Not Pull Africa Out of Poverty
iMerit: Impact Sourcing pioneer in India
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) CSR Committee
Case Foundation "Short Guide To Impact Investing"
ICT4D Conference May 2016 Nairobi, Kenya
Rockefeller Foundation "Digital Jobs Africa" initiative
Gerhard Bayer "Changing The Trajectory Of Africa With Impact Sourcing"