Project Sponsors

Msingi is a forward-thinking East African organisation focused on catalysing competitive industries of the future. Taking a regional approach to sectoral development, Msingi works across Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Msingi is currently working in the aquaculture and textiles & apparel sectors. Msingi aims to generate new jobs and boost incomes while fostering inclusive opportunities for future generations to improve their livelihoods. Msingi’s systems model blends market facilitation tools with the ability to directly finance pioneering, strategically-important entrepreneurs. The aim is to enable industries to remain competitive in the long-term, protected against risk, and capable of developing new products and services.

Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) is a Kenyan not-for-profit organisation that specialises in market transformation. KMT works to stimulate inclusive and resilient growth that will lead to a step-change in the livelihoods of millions of Kenyans. KMT takes a long-term approach, staying true to its mission while adapting to the forces – such as climate change and emerging technologies – that are shaping the markets it operates within. Since 2012, KMT has created 230,000 new jobs and £165m additional income for Kenyans. The current portfolio comprises work in agricultural inputs, water and livestock.

Gatsby has worked to create jobs, raise incomes and build opportunities for people in Africa since 1985. Gatsby’s mission is to accelerate inclusive and resilient economic growth in East Africa. Gatsby aims to achieve this by demonstrating how key sectors – such as commercial forestry in Tanzania – can be transformed. Gatsby funds and implements programmes that look to catalyse and influence large-scale and lasting change in priority sectors. Gatsby also builds and supports local organisations dedicated to sector transformation, while aiming to share learning with others – such as governments and donors – who are trying to catalyse economic growth.