Who we are

About Development Connection

Development Connection is a fully registered social enterprise dedicated to bringing development opportunities closer to youth.  We connect youth and change makers to opportunities which help them to strategically grow their experiences, businesses and organisations. Through our projects, we facilitate networking, knowledge sharing and support efforts towards sustainable development. Our mission is to contribute to development efforts by innovating services and products that are unique, user-friendly and take into consideration the unique needs of each of our clients and audiences.

Our Model

Our model is characterized by these major strategies:

1. Business Development Services

This specifically targets start-ups and businesses in the growth stage. We support clients who have not yet identified a business idea but are interested in starting a business to identify available opportunities that can be exploited. This process involves market analysis, idea generation, business profiling and finally selection.

2. The Communication and Branding Portfolio

We offer companies and organisations in the start-up and growth stages the following branding and communication packages:

2.1. Brand building: We support our clients to define their brand name and brand image. To achieve this, we take our clients through strategic planning and designing sessions which help them to understand their target market/beneficiaries and to develop practical and effective models.
We offer the following services under branding:

  • Website and logo designing
  • ¬†Brochures
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Branding materials such as shirts, notebooks and banners
  • Audio-visual media (advert clips, animations, mass production of CDs, script writing and voice acting

2.2. Business and Organisational Communication: We support companies/organisations to reach their customers/beneficiaries with targeted communication messages depending on the theme and purpose.

2.3. Development Connection Magazine

The core of our products and services, the Development Connection Magazine is an online magazine (website) that provides business and development related information and opportunities. Our well-researched articles include topics related to starting and managing businesses, industry news, and tips for people searching for jobs.

Our website also lists opportunities such as scholarships, fellowships, jobs, training opportunities, challenges and exchange programmes among others.

 

3. Development Connection Internship and Volunteer Placement Programs

The Development Connection Development Placement Program provides internships and volunteer placements for undergraduate and graduate students. Placements are with private firms, social enterprises, and not-for-profit organizations.

If you would like to partner with us or learn about our products and services in detail contact developmentconnection@gmail.com