The SEDi story began in 2012, with Founder Jay Baughan being engaged to support the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Their need centred around underpinning youth re-integration and employability within Nigeria’s most high profile initiative linked to regional cohesion; the Presidential Amnesty Program” (PAP).

This multi-million social investment was a strategic initiative to cement national security through youth development and vocation skills training and for re-integration through employability within the oil and gas region of Nigeria.

From 2014 Jay’s work extended to include supporting community enterprise development, by working through indigenous NGOs and Foundations. In Kogi State he led negotiations for a 10 year Public Private Partnership with the Ministry of Mining & Steel Development, which established a national learning and development base – set within 24 acres of redundant government Steel Works’ infrastructure.

Today, through a structure of in-country partnerships SEDi supports Africa from Nigeria and Ghana, as well as South Africa.

Find out more about SEDi in Africa