Women and Youth Development
AVACID Africa strategically mobilize youths whose interest in a particular agriculture value chain in sub-counties has been identified by either themselves or by others.
These women and youths are, in the beginning, provided the role model of other women and youths in the initiative with a view to attracting more within their locality. The selected women and youth are mentored on the potential that exists in agricultural value chain engagement.
Isolation of agricultural initiatives are highlighted in the engagement to create a positive disposition towards and entrepreneurship and agripreneurship. Interactive session is online, video, or workshop engagement and are used to ensure the meeting of the mind between the mentors and the women and youth.
AVACID Africa promotes the creation of advisors or Trainer of Trainers to ensure continuous support and supportive on Value Chain Development, Agribusiness, Micro-Finance, Business Development and Women and Youth Programmes.
The AVACID Africa KnowEat Hub has a knowledge driven advisory services shall is promoted and supported. This entail offering advisory and other services needed to actualize services provided in general business, agripreneurship or in ICTs.
AVACID Africa’s KnowEat Hub which implement the integrated telecentre model will be established so as to train women and youth SMEs on ICT and enable them employ use of technology to improve their businesses.
ICT for Development
AVACID Africa is supporting the creation of sustainable ICT4D initiatives through the creation of community infesters and practices by integrating eCentres, Knowledge Centres, or whatever community knowledge initiatives, exist at the community level into telecentres.
The model provide the layered interaction used by communities to tap into the investment resources provided by government and development partners. Since ICT is a knowledge paradigm that cannot extended like microfinance has been, a model of this nature that rides on AVACID Africa’s resourcefulness in promoting knowledge to communities is what we now seek partners and communities that can embrace and run with.
Any and all development initiatives are invited to learn and take this model for localization in their area of operation.
Strategic Communication and advocacy
•Communication research covering, communications baseline audits, knowledge attitude and practices (KAP) baseline surveys, market research and customer satisfaction surveys. Tactical communications services (TCS) covering the following areas;
•Implementation of communication strategies and public awareness campaigns.
•Design and production of information, education and communication materials.
•Implementation of stakeholders relations
Avacid Africa one2one, which involves product education and awareness campaigns, experiential, and an interactive program for social marketing.
• Public and media relations
• Event planning and management
• Design and management of interactive websites
About Avacid Africa
We are a social enterprise development organization that focuses on the development of value chain linked community enterprises for the integration of productive resource protection, production, and use by linking value chain related opportunities to markets using farmer created and owned agribusiness organizations that intersect along agricultural value chains that the producers engage with. We link with governments, ICT4D companies, investment organizations, development partners, and value chain focused agribusiness enterprises in a public private perspective using technology solutions whose adoption we champion.
To promote attainment of self-actualization of individuals and households by linking nutrition, knowledge, income, and technologies through community enterprises - which are owned by productive resource owners(whether skills or physical resources) - and the employment of ICT4D, ICT4Ag, with Incubation driven enterprises
MANDATE Preferred One-Stop Shop provider delivering Professional, results-oriented services excellent in in Business Development Services (BDS), Value Chain Addition for Crop (Fruits & Vegetables Value Chain, Pulses Value Chain and Cereals Value Chain) and Livestock ( dairy value Chain, Beef Value Chain, Fish Value Chain, Chicken Value Chain, Goat Value Chain and Bee Value Chain), Development Finance, Micro-Finance, Market Access, ICT for Development, Research for Development, Youth Development, Strategic Communication, Public Relations, Advocacy and Monitoring and Evaluation Solutions
MODE OF OPERATIONS AVACID Africa works with grassroots support organizations that mobilize, support, and train farmers such as cooperatives or producer common interest groups. We work with national and apex organizations to create strategies for interaction with their grassroots institutions.
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