Nexus Hub

The Nexus Hub provides a physical location for all our work.

Training 

We run a number of training events under our Step-Up program.

For Young People

Learning for everyone today is different than in the past. There is much more information to handle. All of us in fact, have many more choices about ‘next steps in our lives.

We have our individual way of learning. Sometimes it is incremental, other times is more daring and audacious! Ideas do not always grow step by step. Sometimes our previous learning comes together to generate a big brave step forward.

Thinking for yourself, connecting different ideas, searching for more information, understanding how you learn….these kinds of skills help young people learn more meaningfully.

The foundation for learning is the development of personal skills. The emotions play a big part helping us learn. Our habits of learning help us continue to achieve. Success builds our self-belief so that we work to achieve rather than lose our motivation.

People achieve because they aspire….want to reach goals….and many young people need to understand better how to set goals, and what to do to achieve them.

Nexus Aid seeks to help members of society become more effective learners, and to be able to continue to learn as they progress their school and college years and beyond.

We give this ‘Step Up’ through tailored training days at out nexus hub and at schools. For more information about ‘Step Up’, people please contact us.

For Parents

Under development


Sustainability 

We work on community regeneration that help build resilience among vulnerable communities. Communities are ready to seize opportunities for improving their lives and secure a better future for themselves and their children; they are however, often prevented from doing so by both short and long term pressures.

  NEXUS assists communities to identify:

  • key challenges preventing them reaching their vision for their future,
  • alternative pathways and resources to success,
  • an implantation strategy and supportive networks,
  • project monitoring criteria and learning strategies,
  • knowledge sharing approaches to help others.

We believe communities should take ownership of their own development projects and in shaping their future .Community frameworks and local partners with proven track records are seen as key to establishing project sustainability.  NEXUS uses its accumulated experience in research and project management to jointly develop projects with local problem owners and other relevant stakeholders. We cost each project independently through an integrated methodology involving potential beneficiaries and identify streams of funding to support this. These funding streams include fund raising activities, donations, grants, and assistance from aid agencies, governments, development agencies, financial institutions and other humanitarian organisations.


Research and Consultancy  

NEXUS operates at the interface between universities, specialist consultancies and service providers to address a broad range of challenges to the education sector and international development.  Too often the solutions to problems are determined by the disciplines and expertise of those responsible for defining them.  The approach adopted by NEXUS will start from a systemic exploration of the environment within which difficulties have been experienced.  This will involve all relevant stakeholders and will integrate cultural, environmental and technological factors in the specification of a problem and the development of a sustainable response that aligns with strategic organizational priorities.

NEXUS also carries out research, and keeps up to speed with current work on climate change, environmental degradation, policy and quality of life in vulnerable communities. These projects relate directly to real life problems within the context of our work.

We also use our considerable expertise in providing consultancy services in education and international development.

Examples of projects include:

  • Cultural, Organizational Change and Business Modelling: carried out cultural audits, mapped stakeholder behaviours, identified cultural archetypes and guided organizations to improve innovation capability/organizational performance for example at British Telecoms, Adastral Park in Ipswich;
  • Business Development: Produced investment and business plans for RainTrust Foundation (Palm Oil)in the Philippines and Bajaber Holdings (Disposable Medical Products) in Saudi Arabia;
  • Supply Chain Management: designed and managed supply chains on major infrastructure development projects for construction companies such as Kier International, Mowlem Construction, Fairclough Construction, Sogene, Lemminkäinen Construction, Isacco,  Sterling Astaldi and Put Sarajevo  (all international companies in the UK, Israel, Finland, Italy and former Yugoslavia);
  • Training Programs and Teaching: developed training programs for projects in Africa and Asia for the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISCOM) in the Netherlands; Cranfield University, UK and De Montfort University UK.
  • Decision Support Tools: developed a flexible toolbox to  support the various steps in a collaborative planning process for Thames Water Utilities Ltd, Gallager Group and Bedford Borough Council;
  • Sustainable Innovation and Risk Management: Developed lessons for the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, for its Resource Efficient Design Module. The four lessons cover the understanding and strategic management of Sustainable Innovation, Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) and the Strategic Management of Logistics in the context of sustainable design and natural resource management;
  • Knowledge Transfer: developed technology transfer frameworks that aligned technology to context for the (i) New Economy Statistical Information Systems (NESIS) Project, designed to contribute to the continuing elaboration and evaluation of European benchmarking indicators for the new information economy and (ii)  SCAPE (Soil Conservation and Protection in Europe) Project thatencouraged soil conservation and sustainable development;
  • Project Management: for the Institute for Sustainable Commodities (the Netherlands), and other international NGOs, project managed large scale development projects on poverty reduction (e.g. The Umoja and Sagana Waterman Projects in Kenya and the Kilangala Mission Hospital Project in Tanzania);
  • Project Generation: developed projects for the Dutch Government (TMF) under their SUSCAP (Sustainable Chain Management and the Abatement of Poverty) Program;
  • Climate Change: managed UNITAR's (United Nations Institute for Training & Research) Climate Change Programme) projectdesigned to build capacity for understanding and communicating climate change risks to stakeholders;
  • Policy Development: developed sustainability policies for the production of renewable energy (for example for RainTrust Asian Plantations, USA);
  • Research Projects: worked on a range of more specific EU research studies including the Aquastress and Aquaduct Projects and carried out various feasibility studies including SWOT and PEST Analysis for various clients in Europe, Asia and Africa.