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Your partner for the long haul

We are a homegrown social development practice based in Southern Africa, committed to advancing positive change in the African continent. Our work extends beyond borders as we collaborate with global partners already established or looking to establish a presence in Africa. Our dedicated mission involves providing comprehensive support to a wide spectrum of organizations. These include Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Multilateral Institutions, Donor Agencies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Institutions, Philanthropic Foundations, Academic Institutions, and Government Departments/Ministries. Together, we strive to drive sustainable change and address pressing social issues on both local and international fronts.

VISION

A leading provider of comprehensive services for the development community in the African Continent.

MISSION

To provide systematic hands-on technical support and strategic advice to the development community in support of meaningful social inclusion, equality, and accountability

OUR CORE
VALUES

Reliability

You can count on us to be there for you through your good times and your challenging times. We consistently deliver quality products and services in a timely manner.

Transparency and Accountability

We have an open and honest line of communication with our team members as well as our partners and clients. We are honest about our skills, business practices, schedules, as well as our successes and failures. We continuously keep our clients up to date with progress on projects / activities.

Inclusivity, Humility and Respect

We contribute towards a more inclusive world that embraces diversity and respects the rights of all people regardless of their race, background, gender, age, and physical abilities. We strive to treat everyone with empathy and respect. We do not claim to have all the answers and therefore we co-create solutions with our clients. We also understand that real change will only be achieved when we are attentive to the voices of the people we seek to impact because they understand their lived realities better. 

Community

Given that poverty eradication is an expansive agenda and that no single organisation or sector of the economy can address on its own, we are committed to being a part of a community of players who are working towards this agenda. For us it is not about competition but rather about adding value to what other players are implementing. We work with the donor community, civil society, private sector and government. We also understand our responsibility for the environment and do our part to support sustainable ways of living.

Purposeful and Continuous Improvement

We are committed to delivering results at the quality agreed with clients. We continuously learn from our clients, our team members, our previous and current experiences, and experiences of others in the development sector and develop innovative ways of delivery quality results. We work continuously to improve efficiencies and results. We listen to the needs, and concerns of our partners / clients in order to respond appropriately to their aspirations towards achieving shared value.

Innovation

We provide new improved solutions to clients. Stakeholders are encouraged to contribute their ideas in order to improve products and services.

Why
Choose Us?

Leadership

We have an accomplished team with substantial relevant experience in international development that provides strategic guidance as well as tried and tested solutions.

Expertise

We have a team with a wide range of expertise, including an award-winning researcher. Link As such, we bring exceptional local knowledge to projects, as well as a deep understanding of cultural contexts. We have long-standing experience in administration, programme assurance and compliance management and assist our clients with these responsibilities, allowing you to spend more time delivering on your core mandate.

Value Proposition

We bring a harmonised approach to the development sector to the extent that it has never been done before. We have a rich value proposition with nine interrelated offerings, that comprehensively strengthen your organisational capabilities to address human development challenges.

Client Focus

We take time to understand your business in order to deploy approaches and solutions that are fit for purpose as well as add value to your unique business needs. We value and promote seamless interaction with our clients and ensure we obtained the best value from your investment.

Innovation

We constantly seek new ways to serve our clients, including leveraging the use of new technology to provide new and improved solutions.

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Prof Serges Kamga
Senior Associate

Serges Djoyou Kamga is a full Professor of Human Rights law currently working at the Thabo Mbeki African School of Public and International Affairs (TMS), University of South Africa (UNISA). Over the past 15 Years Prof Kamga’s work focused on development and human rights, disability rights and gender justice.

 For many years and from various platforms including through the Young African Leadership Initiative programme which a partnership between the USA Government and UNISA, Serges has gained extensive experience in developing curriculum for leadership training, trained young leaders to establish and run civil society organisations successfully. His experience includes training young leaders in the SADC region. Under the auspices of the African Union, he also trained disabled people organisations as well senior government officials on advancing disability rights in Africa.

Prof Kamga sits on various boards and committees in Africa and beyond. As an academic, he is the author/editor/co-editor of 10 books and 70 articles/book chapters all dealing with issues of development and well-being in Africa. He has received several accolades, including the recently awarded 2021 Ali Mazrui Award for scholarship & Research excellence given by the University of Texas at Austin. 

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