About Nascent

Nascent Solutions (Nascent) is a women-led community-driven implementer, delivering humanitarian and development programs using capacity building and Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) programming, to eradicate poverty in rural Africa.

Nascent promotes self-reliance by harnessing the creative and entrepreneurial drive of rural women and youth, to problem solve, build resilient local economies, and improve the quality of life for their families and communities.
  • Boosting Food Security and Nutrition
  • Building Crisis Resilience
  • Promoting Education and Literacy

Nascent’s workforce at the headquarters and field level is both representative and knowledgeable about the African communities that we serve; a key strength that sets us apart.

Our work is driven by community buy-in, key stakeholder engagement, and a continuous feedback loop that informs our processes, no matter the sector, country, or population we are serving. It is from this premise that we seek hidden talent among women and youth who are the true engines of rural Africa’s innovation and growth.

NS was founded in 2004 by Dr. Beatrice Wamey, a US citizen of Cameroonian origin.

Dr. Wamey, founder and current president of NSI ran the organization from her home in Fairfax Station, VA, from November 2004 till April 2008 when the organization moved to its current location at 85 S, Bragg St. in Alexandria. Haunted by the images of malnourished children, street children rumaging for food in the dumpsters in Yaoundé, Beatrice signed up for classes at the Northern Virginia… Read More >

With support from the United States Government  and both private and public well-wishers, Nascent,  has gained the reputation of being a small, results-driven organization whose success in tackling rural poverty, has been well received in countries like Cameroon, Uganda, and  Zambia. We work to bring ‘rural’ to the center of national and international development agendas.