University of Greenwich

‘Tabiesa’: A UK/Africa partnership supporting local business enterprise and tackling root causes of poverty


The University leads a consortium of universities in sub-Saharan Africa that has provided start-up help to over a thousand new African commercial enterprises since its inception in 1994 and introduced these businesses to wider markets through a network of enterprise centres. The work is distinctive in mobilising higher education resources in-country to address the challenge of wealth creation at the grass roots, and has given profile to the UK’s commitment to assisting positive change in challenging environments.