Advancement Readiness workshop for the development of AIMS-NEI Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation
The NEI Department of Advancement organised a two-day workshop on the 12-13th of September 2012 in Saly Portudal, Senegal, as part of its initial groundwork to establish an effective environment for successful partnerships and fundraising over the next five years.
Amongst the eleven workshop participants, mainly composed of the Communication and Outreach officers from all AIMS centres, were Mr. Thierry Zomahoun - AIMS-NEI Executive Director and Prof Mamadou Sanghare - Director of AIMS-Senegal and AIMS-NEI Board member.
The objectives of the workshop were:
The workshop participants were honoured by the presence of three special guests, who devoted their time to share best practices in developing partnerships and resource mobilisation; Mr. Youssouf Cissé - Organisational Development Expert, Mrs Kathryn Touré - IDRC Regional Director for West Africa and Mr. Lee Kirkham - IDRC Regional Controller for Eastern and Southern Africa.
The participants highlighted three key expectations from the workshop:
At the end of the workshop, the following outputs were achieved:
By the end of this year, the Advancement team will have to develop the tools and a communication plan for their respective centre.