LINKS – Catalysing Economic Growth for Northern Nigeria is a £67.5 million programme funded by UKAID through the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
Since 2019, we have been working to catalyse the development of a vibrant and diversified economy in the three key northern Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, so they collectively act as a powerful engine of economic growth across the North.
As a catalytic programme, we bring together the private sector, innovators, investors, philanthropists, banks, international financial institutions and government – helping them to find and capitalise on concrete opportunities that create profitable ventures, new jobs and lasting income in Northern Nigeria.
2020 brought unprecedented challenges and a re-prioritisation of resources globally. LINKS was not immune to that. 2021 is a year of recovery for us all.
For 2021, we have re-scoped LINKS to focus on helping to promote investment and access to finance as well as specific climate smart agriculture interventions. Together these will catalyse business to fuel the region’s recovery and create sustainable, climate smart growth.
We hope to resume work on aspects of the wider original portfolio as budgets become available, these include: