Support to the strategy team

The SNV regional office for West Africa in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, coordinates operations of the development organisation in Benin, Burkina Faso, DRC, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger. Following the development of a new multi annual strategy, SNV West Africa wanted to strengthen the entrepreneurial attitude of the organisation.

During a period of several months, Berenschot made available an experienced senior consultant for 5 to 10 days per month in Burkina Faso to support the SNV West Africa strategy team in exploring and developing innovations such as partnering with international organisations in the tendering market: scenarios of business models for SNV combining public and private funding sources, services delivery focussed on the private sector. Amongst the results of the Berenschot support are: a large tender that was awarded to a consortium of SNV and an international organisation, for fund management in the forestry sector in Africa; intensified contacts between SNV and European companies active in West Africa. New services such as the facilitation of international trade mission, a more entrepreneurial strategy team in SNV West Africa, etc.

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