Irwin Grayson Associates
Enterprise & economic development

Connect to Grow

Launched in 2015, and ran until April 2018, Connect aimed to partner enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa or south Asia who already had a market with enterprises in India who had an innovation, with the objective that both could then grow faster than they could otherwise and, more importantly, that they could deliver development outcomes.

You can read about one of the clients who manufactures and markets Sokhipad sanitary pads in Bangladesh

Another client, Agriaccess in Ghana grows sorghum, and wanted to introduce a system of micro-irrigation. This, together with improved and hybrid seed, was expected to increase yields substantially. They achieved significant coverage on national TV in Ghana. Watch the news here and wind forward about 9 minutes.

A report on the lessons is available