Africa’s development challenges are complex and interconnected, consequently, isolated or piece -meal interventions would not bring sustainable change for an aspiring self-reliant continent. To contribute to a transformative African continent Nascent believes that the holistic, integrated approach to the challenges of poverty could facilitate the change process.
Nascent’s civil society initiatives engage citizens and institutions at the regional level( e.g. PTAs and head teachers) and across national agencies of Education, Health, Agriculture, Water and Energy, and Municipal Councils, to solve their own problems with native tools, coordination and resources. We work closely with ministries and agencies to increase and develop transparency protocols. Our comprehensive approach to governance therefore includes:
Nascent Solutions is a woman founded and predominantly woman run organization. Our programming targets women as intersectional change agents in the African context being key decision makers in matters relating to children, the family and the broader community. We promote the empowerment of women through education, business and agriculture training and apply community-wide behavior change modalities to achieve gender equality across many populations. Our gender and women focussed programming includes
Africa’s youth is beset by the problems of malnutrition, disease and poor education. All three of these factors interact to put the African child at severe health risk and make the attainment of a fulfilling productive life a difficult prospect. Nascent works to bolster the health, nutrition, and education of the African child by aggressively targeting preventative sanitation, promoting a culture of hygiene, facilitating proper nutrition and robust early literacy education. Our comprehensive focus on youth is expressed in programs that include.
Africa has been identified as the region at most risk of climate change due to its high dependence on natural resources and rainfed agriculture. Current climate related stresses such as drought, floods, rainfall variability, coupled with low adaptivity, make African countries highly vulnerable to climate change. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an integrated approach to managing sustainable agricultural development that addresses the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change. CSA can be used to help small-holder farmers adapt to climate change and at the same time mitigate greenhouse gas (GHS) emissions.
Nascent offers the following climate smart agriculture training to small-holder farmers:
Nascent Solutions believes that improving programs requires robust monitoring, evaluation, and research (MER). Nascent also believes the burden of data collection should never outweigh the value of the information gathered. We help funders and clients assess the value of each indicator and the trade-offs inherent in expanding the size or complexity of their monitoring strategy. Most important, Nascent believes MER should be action-oriented, meant to assist stakeholders to make better decisions.
Nascent offers the following MER expertise to funders and clients:
Nascent’s small HQ staff and agile field teams uniquely position our organization to mobilize quickly to handle crisis. In crisis situations we prioritize an effective and oranized response plan with a simplified responsibility and command structure, clear communication and distribution channels, and verifiable beneficiary outcomes monitored in truncated intervals. Our field teams are adept in the following primary components of crisis response:
Nascent utilizes modern tools and methods in the implementation of our vision. We tap indigenous resources and creativity in developing strategies to meet our vision of a self-reliant and poverty free Africa. We deploy technology where possible to expand the opportunities of the poor in rural communities without access to critical development and learning resources.
Contemporary Africa is plagued with the incidious practice of Trafficking In Persons. Much of the time the trafficked persons are children, and young women, who may further fall victim to sexual abuse. Social insecurity and poverty often compel parents to put their children in the care of distant acquaintances and relatives who promise to educate the children or pay the family remuneration. In many instances these arrangements effectively become akin to indentured servitude or slavery. Nascent Solutions works in all our field locations to end the practice of Trafficking In Persons and re-unite separated family members where possible.
Nascent Solutions manages disease vector mitigation through critical-medical-supply delivery, hygiene promotion/education and sanitation, specifically handwashing. We work with local communities, traditional and national institutions of governance to implement multi-faceted sanitation strategies. Our initiatives involve:
As an organization that often operates in unstable societies, we have seen the destruction that can follow when civility is lost and violent measures are adopted. Thus, we reiterate our support for peaceful social engagement and respect for democratic principles and institutions.
Nascent Solutions Inc. is a humanitarian and development organization dedicated to creating a self-reliant poverty-free Africa. Our programs have impacted the lives of over 10 million children, women, and men. Nascent Solutions Inc. is a Tax Exempt, 501C3 Organization.
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