SEA Advisory

SEA's approach is centered around augmenting existing Investment Promotion Agency functions through targeted technical solutions.

SEA’s Approach specializes in providing solutions to IPAs that leverage technology to map the business environment through SWOT and Cluster analyses. From this mapping we  can provide assistance in identifying opportunities and aligning incentives towards technology-led, cluster specific, upgrading. Finally, we can provide tools and processes to promote these opportunities to targeted investors and facilitate inward investment.


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Encouraging FDI that creates shared value for society will require a new approach existing investment promotion capabilities. Our approach is designed to augment existing IPA functions through targeted technical solutions. 

Structure of the SEA System


To Improve the productive capacity of IPAs in attracting FDI.

SEA provides key technical support services for investment promotion agencies advancing public-private partnership for sustainable foreign direct investment in East Africa.


To facilitate collaboration around shared value opportunities.

The SEA Portal interfaces the public and private sectors, providing a platform for aggregating data, defining best practices, and identifying shared value opportunities.


To catalyze private sector investment aligned with public objectives.

SEA HUBs are cluster-focused investment platforms designed to leverage microeconomic intelligence to enable private investment aligned with public objectives.

SEA as a System for economic upgrading

The dynamics of ‘progress’ are changing faster than ever. As the 2nd ICT Revolution continues to change how we create value, it s critical to employ systems that evolve to the changing nature of ‘competitiveness’. The SEA System a robust foundation to build this system upon.  

Why the SEA System?

  1. 1
    Complex problems require implicit knowledge, which cannot be codified.

    Sharing of knowledge and best practices within communities makes implicit knowledge more visible.

  2. 2
    Collaboration around distributed work is becoming the norm.

    Accelerators provide a platform for distributed action to create collective value.

  3. 3
    Learning is part of work, not separate from it.

    Industry-specific accelerators enable the integration of work and learning.

  4. 4
    Ideas are decentralized by their very nature.

    New ideas come from diverse networks, often from outside any defined organization.

  5. 5
    'Progress' is both a local and global phenomenon.

    While any single solution always starts local, the nature of technology enables scalability at quasi-zero marginal costs, resulting in potentially global implications.

  6. 6
    Co-created knowledge through social learning is the foundation for progress.

    The value of industry-specific acceleration lies in the depth of participants’ reflection and inquiry, and how they put co-created knowledge to action in their local community.

  7. 7
    Shared context is the foundation for a knowledge sharing environment.

    Accelerators connect people who share stories and personal experiences in a way that builds understanding and insight.

  8. 8
    Collaboration and the free-flow of ideas is critical to enabling innovation.

    Accelerators introduce collaborative processes to groups and organizations to encourage the free flow of ideas and exchange of information.

    SEA provides Investment Promotion Agencies(IPAs) with tools and processes for analyzing, aligning and promoting public investment opportunities to foreign direct investors.


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