About Us

What we do

Business in Progress is a consultancy, project facilitation and development company specializing in Kenya.

Our consulting includes:

  • Opportunity Identification
  • Government Affairs
  • Introductions To Key players to make deals
  • Mapping exercises
  • Development of sustainability initiatives
  • Benchmarking
  • Partnerships


Our mission

Our mission is to promote private sector-led growth and business solutions that alleviate poverty and develop local economies in Kenya. Business In Progress has a demonstrated record in developing mutually beneficial, “win-win” solutions for clients, Kenyan Counties and people across the country.

About Us

Fatima Mohamud Higander

A Kenyan-Swede entrepreneur is CEO and founder of Business In Progress. She has many years of experience in business startups in Sweden and Kenya. She also provides knowledge, expertise project management to regions, private companies, NGOs and governmental organizations regarding entrepreneurship and developing strategies and internalization. She is currently Trade and Industry Ambassador at Norrköpings kommun.


Opportunities in Kenya for Swedish companies

Kenya is the largest and the most advanced economy in East and Central Africa; with strong growth prospects supported by an emerging, urban middle class and an increasing appetite for high-value goods and services.

Kenya has the second largest population within the EAC at 43 million and is growing at a rate of 2.7 per cent per annum. There is a rising trend towards urbanization, which is contributing to an increase in consumer demand for high value goods. This trend is forecasted to continue, with 50 per cent of the population expected to live in urban areas by 2050.

The size of Kenya’s middle class is growing as evidenced by the growth in its gross national income per capita, which has increased at a CAGR of 2 per cent over the past 10 years.


Investment opportunities

Due to the transformative Kenya Vision 2030 and the newly devolved governance system, Kenya boasts significant investment opportunities – ranging from small and medium scale developments to mega projects – across all sectors and in different parts of the country. Opportunities can be found in areas such as: Energy, ICT, Transport, Agriculture, Health, Education, Tourism, Water, Manufacturing, and Finance.


Benchmarking tours to Sweden

Sweden is the best in the world at pretty much everything! By visiting the many global rankings out there, it becomes evident that Sweden is among the best countries in the world at just about everything of import — from gender equality and tech startups to pension systems and social progress! So why not visit and learn from the best!

The purpose of the tour is to learn best practices and technologies employed in the development of areas that are of the greatest challenges facing your county.


Partnerships with Sweden

Municipal partnerships are an important part of development cooperation, particularly because they bring people together and get them directly involved. BIP supports municipalities in working to achieve sustainability goals through project-based partnerships for development.

Is your municipality interested in linking up with a Swedish municipality? BIP can support you in taking the first steps towards a successful municipal partnership. We would be glad to advise you on locating a suitable partner municipality, or in shaping the work of your existing partnership.

Contact us today.