STRENGTHENING CIVIL SOCIETY THROUGH MENTORING

STRENGTHENING CIVIL SOCIETY THROUGH MENTORING

This program contributes to the development of an effective and united voice of civil society in Kwa-Zulu Natal, through supporting and capacitating the civil society organizations from rural, township and urban environments. Under this program, the Democracy Development Program (DDP) has managed to create lasting relationships with communities.

Since the start of 2019, this quarter alone, DDP has provided 3 free capacity building workshops in partnership with our funder, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and 1 for profit workshops in partnership with the Association of Social Engagement Facilitators of Southern Africa (ASEFSA,).

These workshops benefited more than 30 different organizations based in different regions, youth led organizations and individuals from all over the Kwa Zulu Natal region. The workshops included: The Strategic planning workshop on NPO Succession Planning, the Role of Boards and the Art of the Ask with Gordon McDonald, Director of Ubuntu Community Chest and Wendy Mcloed, Executive Consultant at Downes Murray International (DMI); NPO Ethical and Legal Compliance: Navigating A Changing Landscape, Facilitated by Peter Hendricks of the PSA Hendricks and Associates; Marketing and PR for NPO’s with Marisol Gutierres.

The for-profit workshop included: The Social Engagement Facilitation Workshop by ASEFSA, in which more than 30 delegates received accreditations. This workshop was facilitated by Sthembiso Madlala, former DDP Facilitator and Programmed Coordinator.