How might communities in KwaZulu Natal participate in open commerce?
Cooperative Financial Institutions have proven to be an innovative model for open commerce in KwaZulu Natal considering the biggest development bank, Ithala Development Finance Corporation was founded as a CFI.
Host a three day design thinking workshop where we identified vision, objectives and operations for the KwaZulu Natal Association for Cooperative Financial Institutions. Outcomes of this workshops were used for developing of research and strategy report.
How might entrepreneurs participate in open commerce and have an overview of the various funding mechanisms?
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs has contributed towards entrepreneurial research globally. HSRC and Innovate Durban partnered for a similar endeavor of mapping financial support.
Through analysis, scraping of websites and stakeholder engagement we identified funding support in the maritime sector contributing to an overall funding map.