Impact Alliance networking event in Nairobi, KenyaConstructive linkage among capacity building practitioners is a key component of the Impact Alliance strategy. In Africa, the network is facilitating linkage among members at the national level, with a view to forming a strong foundation for wider participation and partnership in regional and global initiatives.
Constructive linkage among capacity building practitioners is a key component of the Impact Alliance strategy. In Africa, the network is facilitating linkage among members at the national level, with a view to forming a strong foundation for wider participation and partnership in regional and global initiatives.
The network in Kenya was launched during a workshop on “Internalising the MDGs: priority issues for civil society organisations in Kenya” held on 1 and 2 September. Since then, the participating organisations have discussed various options for the pilot, action-learning activities recommended during the workshop. More organisations have been identified to join the network in view of their potential contribution to research and learning on the issues of understanding poverty, applying African culture, mobilizing resources, learning from case studies, evaluating development and promoting entrepreneurship.
The Impact Alliance organised a reception for this growing network on Friday 7 October. The SNV Regional Office for East Africa was the host for the reception. Over forty representatives of 35 national and international organisations were in attendance. Participants displayed their organisations’ brochures and publications, and engaged in lively discussions about their current programmes, proposed initiatives and challenges.
The reception was also an opportunity for the Director, Jeff Kwaterski, to interact with local practitioners. After a brief presentation about the Impact Alliance, participants discussed various ways in which they intend to contribute to and, benefit from, the proposed action-learning activities. The high turnout during this event, and the positive feedback received thereafter, indicates the continued relevance of Impact Alliance’s networking services within this sector and region.
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