Capacity Development Services for Regional and Local NGOs in East Africa
The Capacity Development Services for Regional and Local NGOs (RLNGOs) in East Africa is a three year USAID supported program that started in Dec 2014 and is strengthening the institutional systems of Regional and l Local NGOs in Kenya.
ACA, through this program has so far strengthened the capacity of ten partner organizations guided by the theory that organizational change happens at multiple levels within an organization and that strong governance and leadership are the key drivers upon which all other capacity building is based. This theory drives the sustainability of capacity building by ensuring that RLNGOs create strong insitutional systems that are adaptive to changing environments beyond the scope of any one particular intervention.
Customized capacity building interventions for these RLNGOs including the use of mentored grants and provision of distance learning through online platform, are being provided. According to a Mid-term evaluation conducted by the Ipsos Kenya, participating RLNGOs have demonstrated measurable improvements in governance and leadership, financial management, strategic planning, and results-based management. This is a catalyst to stronger, more flexible and more sustainable RLNGOs that can rapidly respond to the evolving needs of those they serve and to influence the local and regional agenda.
The project is being implemented in partnership with Deloitte, ACLAIM Africa and ACA member institutions.