Celebrating 50 Years

TechnoServe was founded in 1968 to help hardworking people in the developing world lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty.

We proudly celebrate fifty years of impact and millions of lives transformed through the power of private enterprise. As we reflect on all that TechnoServe has accomplished together with our supporters, partners, and enterprising people around the world, we are excited to catalyze even greater change in the years ahead.

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50th Anniversary Gala

October 10, 2018
New York City

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TechnoServe and partners win the P3 Impact Award

Project Nurture is honored with the prestigious P3 Impact Award, which recognizes the world’s most innovative and impactful public-private partnerships. A collaboration between TechnoServe, Coca-Cola and the Gates Foundation, Project Nurture developed an innovative shared value solution to challenges in East Africa’s fruit market.

TechnoServe’s Dickson Mbando, Program Director for Project Nurture, accepts the P3 Impact Award at the Concordia Summit on September 20, 2016.

TechnoServe partners to help thousands of rural youth create employment opportunities in East Africa

TechnoServe and The Mastercard Foundation partner to help rural young women and men in East Africa transition to economic independence through TechnoServe’s flagship youth program, Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE). By equipping youth with the skills and knowledge to capitalize on economic opportunities and increase their incomes, the project’s first four-year phase helps more than 15,500 young women and men to gain or create gainful employment, increasing their incomes by an average of 133 percent. By 2014 the project begins working with institutional partners such as vocational schools, universities, civil society organizations, and prisons – entities that routinely reach thousands of young people, and can continue training activities well after STRYDE’s official end.

President Clinton visits TechnoServe’s office in Ghana

President Bill Clinton visits TechnoServe’s office in Ghana and meets with maize farmers, cashew processors, and other TechnoServe clients. Two months later, First Lady Hillary Clinton tours TechnoServe’s program in Panama.

“The reason I wanted to be here is because both TechnoServe and our Peace Corps volunteers are working to help Africans help themselves to become healthier, better educated, more prosperous – simply speaking, better equipped to dream their own dreams and make them come true.” – President Bill Clinton in Accra, Ghana.


Explore some of TechnoServe's defining moments from the last 50 years.

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My enduring reward is the work itself. It is in the eyes and smiles and embraces of the people we help edge toward a better life. It is in the spirit of generosity my colleagues share with me. It is in the learning and insight I get from listening to our clients.
Chairman, TechnoServe

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