2019 Partners

ABOUT: Impact@Africa

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.


ABOUT: Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim ( https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com) is a global group of companies embracing many cultures and diverse societies. Improving the health and quality of life of humans and animals is the goal of the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The focus in doing so is on diseases for which no satisfactory treatment option exists to date. The company therefore concentrates on developing innovative therapies that can extend patients’ lives. In animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim stands for advanced prevention.


The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) (http://www.cta.int/) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.


Mars Wrigley Confectionery (https://www.mars.com) is the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections. … Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Mars Wrigley Confectionery will distribute its world-famous brands including M&M’s®, Snickers®, Twix®, Skittles® and Orbit® in more than 180 countries.

ABOUT: Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Foundation (https://www.trust.org) is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. It works to advance media freedom, raise awareness of human rights issues, and foster more inclusive economies. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives,  it combines its unique services to drive systemic change. Its mission is to inspire collective leadership, empowering people to shape free, fair and informed societies.


The Making More Health Initiative (MMH) (https://www.makingmorehealth.org) ” is a long-term initiative with the goal to improve health in communities around the world by identifying and supporting the most promising solutions to challenging health problems


Innovative Cooperative for Optimal Nutrition (ICON) (https://www.cta.int/en/channel/icon-project-sid0beca7327-6437-4ae4-9912-55d03ba95d1f ) ICON’s mandate is to improve the consumption and value creation of highly nutritious food products – by increasing production capacity and access to markets for the 17 social entrepreneurs and their network of local producers – and provide nutritional education for local consumers.

Falaq Tijani
Manager at SAHEL Consulting

Falaq is a Manager at Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited.

She has worked with development organizations, private organizations and government agencies on strategic assessment and planning, market analysis, national and regional policy analysis and entry strategies to inform investments in the African Agricultural sector.

She has worked on the downstream and upstream sectors across various value chains focusing on several countries in West Africa including Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria.

Falaq holds a BSc in Business Economics (First Class Honors) from the Anglia Ruskin University, England. She is proficient in French and English.