Strategic Development Areas

Strategic Development Areas (SDAs) are designed to align community interests towards clearly defined, investable, project-focused areas of shared social and economic impact.

Strategic Development Areas (SDAs) are designed to align community interests towards clearly defined, investable, project-focused areas of shared social and economic impact. 

Within each SEA Community, key opportunities for social & economic upgrading are highlighted. These Strategic Development Areas (SDAs) represent opportunities for the public and private sectors to collaborate around the creation of shared value. Each SDA is designed to align community interests towards clearly defined, project-focused efforts. These SDAs form the basis of our Innovation Campaigns and help set parameters to maximize social and economic upgrading throughout the community.

What is the purpose of SDAs?

Focus Effort

SDAs are designed to focus effort across the community, connecting activities with key strategic outcomes.

Provide Evidence

Each SDA is accompanied with research, ideas for exploration and insights from members of the community.  

Foster Partnership

When opportunity is shared and objectives are clear, the potential of partnership for collaboration is limitless.

Clarify Expectations

SDAs define objectives and clarify expectations, removing ambiguities for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

TOURISM COMMUNITY

View an SDA - "Cultural & Heritage Tourism"

Cultural and Heritage Tourism represents an under-developed, under-resourced, and under-marketed segment of the Kenyan tourism sector. With 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 42 cultures and countless other heritage tourism products, Culture & Heritage tourism represents an SDA with outstanding socio-economic potential.

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT AREAS

Are you interested in getting involved?

Sponsor an SDA.

While SDAs are generally financed from foundation’s program related investments (PRIs), we encourage HNWI, VCs, angel investors, public agencies, and corporations alike to get involved by sponsoring an SDA. 

Recommend an SDA.

Do you operate in one of our communities of focus? Do you see an opportunity to create social impact while generating financial returns through sustainable investment? If so, we would like to hear from you. 

    Startup East Africa (SEA L3C) builds communities that scale the impact of innovative market-based solutions supporting Small & Growing Businesses (SGBs) by providing the infrastructure for identifying and acting on shared value opportunities.

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