Services

Overview

 

We offer a variety of services to our clients with the goal of maximizing productivity and impact for economic and social gains. Our services are clustered into Research and Strategy Consulting and Project Implementation.

Research and Strategy

We bring deep expertise in the African market together with research expertise, an extensive network of contacts and teams based in Africa and Europe to develop relevant, effective and innovative strategies to meet your institutional goals.

The organizations we work with have a goal to efficiently utilize resources to maximize economic and social impact. We provide these organizations with strategic direction for entry into the African market as well as expansion within the African market. We bring to the table our varied expertise in business management, development and technology in helping our clients map out their growth plan or improve specific aspects of their operations.

Some recent examples of our work in this sector:

(*) A Fortune 50 company approached us, wanting to find a way to get more young women in Africa into STEM careers and to improve their long-term career success.  IPC developed a strategic plan for them targeting young women who were recent university graduates, thus at an important transition point for them, and created a training, networking and mentoring plan.  IPC piloted this program and reached over 600 young women from 7 countries over a three week period.

(*) A leading educational initiative working across Africa approached us, wanting to create a global forum for science in Africa.  IPC developed this concept into a comprehensive strategy, including positioning, partnerships, budgets, visual identity and themes.  IPC implemented this program over a 3 year period resulting in a highly successful launch event attended by two Heads of State, 1000+ people and with media coverage in the New York Times, Nature, the BBC, the Economist and more.

(*) A multilateral agency approached us, wanting to develop the strategy for a pan-African scholarship scheme for PhD level education and research.  IPC developed a financial model, partnership plan and positioning for this program, along with a 5-year strategy.

 

Project Implementation

We bring ideas to life.

Building on more than a decade of project implementation and management expertise, IPC partners with clients at all stages of the implementation journey (from conceptualization to implementation) and provide the structures, the people, and the field expertise to drive the implementation of the project to completion. We implement the projects on behalf of our clients or in partnership with our clients.

Our clients are often challenged in working in Africa due to the limited knowledge of the African economic, socio-cultural and legal landscape, and/or limited capacity of their staff.  We leverage our deep networks and understanding of the economic and socio-cultural landscape to identify the right talents and right partners to address the project implementation needs of our clients. Our expertise in project implementation is unparalleled with end to end delivery while ensuring the client’s brand and image remain intact. We do not compromise on quality and ensure project delivery meets or exceeds expectations.

Some recent examples of our work in this sector

(*) We developed the concept of a science forum to put Africa onto the global science map. We created a forum for science in Africa akin to the AAAS Annual Meeting or the EuroScience Open Forum. We led the strategic plan development, liaised with various stakeholders and established necessary partnerships including with national governments, multilateral institutions, private sector organizations and science promotion agencies. The inaugural forum in Senegal attracted over 1000 attendees including two African Heads of State, and several other high ranking public and private officials from around the world. The forum was covered by Nature, the Economist, New York Times and several others.

(*) Developed the concept for a program designed to increase the success of young African women in getting into and having long-term success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers in Africa. The program offers training and support to young female university graduates as they transition from student to professional through in-person training in areas of importance, creation of a culture of achievement and by creating peer-networks of young women to support each other. The pilot edition of the program trained 611 young women university graduates in Rwanda from 7 countries (the majority of which was Rwanda). Working closely with our client, we managed all aspects of the project from design, applications, course structure and content, selection of lecturers, identification of partners, and logistics.

 

Talent Identification and Training

We help organizations identify, train and get top young talent ready to be productive. Africa is full of brilliant people, we help to find them and fill in gaps.

A key challenge for organizations working and growing in Africa is finding the best talent.  IPC works with clients to develop recruitment plans and build recruitment pipelines, drive/support the hiring process and provide training to ensure talent has access to modern skills and to bridge the work readiness gap.

Some recent examples of our work in this sector

(*) IPC launched 10 Academy, a new initiative to identify, train and launch the careers of some of Africa’s highest potential young people.  IPC designed recruitment methodologies, used its partnerships to garner trusted recommendations and selected the top 1% of all applicants.  IPC designed and oversaw the delivery of a set of courses in modern skills (design thinking, machine learning, robotics, entrepreneurship, agile software development and more) in order to take top talent and help them become 10x builders.

(*) IPC designed and implemented a training program for young university graduates to bridge the school-to-work skills gap and to ensure better long-term career outcomes.  Responsible for content, delivery and implementation, the course reached over 600 young Africans from 7 African countries in 3 weeks.