WHAT WE DO
The future of rural communities is in question.
Our answer includes entrepreneurship as a driver of rural economies, rural-urban linkages as a source of innovation and resilience, and policy and practice that promotes rural participation in equitable development.
Rural Entrepreneurship. Rural entrepreneurs play a unique role in building wealth and in their communities. Through workshops, networking and training, we help grow the capacity of rural entrepreneurs to achieve success and grow their impact.
Rural-Urban Linkages. Rural and urban communities are inextricably linked through a complex web of interactions and flows of people, goods, information and natural resources. Building and strengthen linkages between rural and urban communities is both a strategy and an outcome of our work.
Policy & Practice. The experience of small business owners, entrepreneurs and local leaders working on the ground in their communities is knowledge that should inform policy and practice. Through a Community of Practice model, we will engage policymakers and development practitioners in this local knowledge and help change their view of rural communities.