The Kijani business plan envisioned that an integrated technical assistance and investment project would require a third of its funds for technical assistance and related activities and two thirds of its funds for investment. The project also would require a certain scale in order to prove the concept, such as $10m for assistance to support $20m of investment capital.
3-page intro to the Kijani concept
Following extensive feasibility research, a summary "Kijani Investment Project" concept document was drafted in the original 2003 to describe a project for developing and investing in biodiversity businesses in rural Africa. The proposed $35m budget allocated $19m for investment capital and $16 for technical assistance and fund management.
Original concept document
In response to renewed interest in the Kijani concept, a revised concept document was produced in 2005. Keeping essentially the same programme and structure, but without the international organisations as sponsors, this document proposes a $24m programme with the same level of $19m for investment capital, but with only $5m for technical assistance and fund management.
Revised concept document