Nigerian Capital Development Fund NCDF collaborates with other institutions in public and private sectors on developmental programs and projects, through partnership our programs directly address the challenges of people and communities in an effort to support Government in achieving its developmental objectives. Together, these programs form a comprehensive approach to community development based on a vision for healthy communities, economically vibrant places, where people live, learn and grow to their full potential.
One of its partners includes,Social Enterprise international whose Managing Director is Mr Cliff Southcombe .
Social Enterprise international have pioneered ways for people to manage and govern social enterprise by setting up models of social licensing, social auditing and new development strategies (such as the Fairshares Model)
It initiated the first UK social enterprise courses for teachers in 1999 based on their co-publication with the Community Action Network (CAN) called ‘Learning by Doing’. This was used to spread social enterprise through courses in Asia and Africa. They were among the first in the world to run accredited social enterprise courses at Hull University in 2002, and then delivered the ground breaking summer schools with Sheffield Hallam University (2009 – 2014) where participants decided to form the Fairshares Association.
In an interview with the social enterprise international managing director Mr Cliff Southcombe , He explained the challenges the social enterprise international faced.
He also talked about how the fairshares model was birthed, attributing it to how everyone wants to be treated fair and expect fairness in all they do.
According to him, fairshares emerges as a direct continuation of the originality of the social Enterprise movement, a bit like a ship out of a fog powered by the latest engineering reminding us of our finding values.
He further listed the achievements of Fairshares in Nigeria as the possibility to create a Fairshares lab in Nigeria under NCDF whose CEO is Hon. Babatunde Oralusi.