TechnoServe is a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking enterprising people in the developing world to information, capital and markets. TechnoServe's work is rooted in the idea that hardworking people can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. Having worked in more than 40 countries across Africa, Latin America, and Asia, and with more than four decades of proven results, TechnoServe believes in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
In Ghana, TechnoServe's extensive work focuses on helping those in the agricultural value chain and in other key industries increase efficiency and commercialise new, innovative products and services that will generate revenue and create employment opportunities for the community, while stimulating economic growth.
Our flagship Enhancing Growth In New Enterprises (ENGINE) entrepreneurship development programme, funded by the UK Government through the Department for International Development (DFID) seeks to assist Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) overcome barriers to growth and improve competitiveness by equipping them with the necessary skills and resources to improve their business plans and internal operations, while creating a thriving community of entrepreneurs through increased access to business development services and to financing.
Finance and banking can play a critical role as an enabler of social and economic progress, growth and development. At Barclays, Citizenship means taking into account the needs of all our stakeholders and taking decisions which, in the long term, are positive for our customers and clients, shareholders, colleagues and the communities in which we operate. Citizenship is a fundamental part of how Barclays is changing to become the 'Go-To' bank for all our stakeholders, and one of the ways in which we live and embed our Purpose and Values. Through this we facilitate greater and more inclusive prosperity for current and future generations.