In making an impact that matters Deloitte has partnered with USAID in several development projects including YALI and BOCAR.
Background on YALI
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The initiative has established four leadership centers aimed at encouraging transformational learning and enhancing leadership skills. Deloitte East Africa is responsible for managing the YALI Regional Leadership Center located at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. This centre serves 14 countries in East and Central Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The regional centers are a project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Master Card.
The YALI Regional Leadership Centre East Africa is more than a location for learning or a venue for collaboration; it represents a philosophy, a forward –leaning culture of diversity that invites dreaming and thinking differently to define and realize one’s potential. The educational philosophy incorporates three main focus areas: personal transformation, leadership transformation and sector transformation. The area that overlaps all three focus areas represents the enhanced leadership skills that participant gain from the program.
Background on BOCAR
Building Organizational Capacity for Results (BOCAR) is a five year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is designed to support Civil Society Organisation (CSO), and CSO Networks to contribute more effectively to the realization of the Government of Tanzania’s objectives in fighting HIV and AIDS. BOCAR project is implemented in partnership between Deloitte East Africa and EASUN.
The program targets different types of CSOs ranging from, small rural based CSOs to more mature, larger urban-based CSOs that contribute to the functioning of the health system in Tanzania with a special concentration on GBV and MVC components. The main purpose of BOCAR project is to strengthen institutional capacity of these CSOs and CSO networks in order to perform their core functions, improve their performance, strengthen their linkage with Local Government Authorities (LGA) and other key stakeholders, adapt to unforeseen changes and seize opportunities through strategic management and accurate monitoring and evaluation processes to make effective responses to the HIV and AIDS situation in Tanzania
Click here to watch a video - A Safe House for Susanna
Kahama Community Builders
In Tanzania, people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. With fewer opportunities for education and employment, they are more exposed to risks associated with poverty that may lead them to contract the virus. That's why USAID is supporting organizations like SHIVYAWATA that work to build inclusive communities and greater opportunity for the disabled. Bonaventura Anthony tells the story of Kahama's transformation.
Click here to watch the video