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EASUN coached 4 programme staff of a CBO (UZIKWASA) based in Pangani District, Tanzania, to train local community leaders in transformational leadership skills (“uongozi wa mguso”). Testimonies documented below were gathered in follow-up coaching sessions for the trained leaders in Mwembeni and Pangani East villages. Trained leaders speak out Mwembeni Village: 14th August 2014 “I initiated a camp for class…
Twenty-two (22) civil society leaders from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania participated in a 4-day workshop organized by EASUN in Moshi, Tanzania, from 9th to 13th November 2014. The theme of the workshop was civil society identity construction. The workshop was planned by EASUN as a response to some inconsistencies that CSOs are currently experiencing in relation to their ethical claim…
EASUN has managed an internship program for young women leaders since 2009. By 2013, four (4) young women (ages 25-30) from Tanzania and Kenya had participated in the internship and emerged to occupy strategic leadership positions in the context of civil society development activities in the East African region. The overall objective of the internship is to strengthen both the…
The number of leaders trained by EASUN since 1997 reached 502 (women 214, men 282) in 2014 What EASUN achieved in 2014 Trained CSO leaders developed and implemented action plans to transform organizational cultures Trained Board members are offering their knowledge and skills to support programme and change management  Supported organizations made policy and process changes to promote equitable participation of women and men in…
A vision of effective change management is driving VAD’s desire to strengthen organizational learning systems On 5th July 2016, EASUN held a conversation with two (2) leaders of VAD (Voluntary Action for Development) who had completed FOLD training three months earlier. VAD is an NGO based in Kampala, Uganda, working to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable communities through various project…
The story of board training for RUHEPAI, in Uganda and ZIFF - Zanzibar (see page 5) illustrates how effective board training enables CSO board members to identify their ethical leadership questions based on enhanced emotional intelligence. In addition the two NGO boards trained unearthed important questions with regard to strengthening their leadership roles toward improving shared sense of purpose in…
A rural CBO in Uganda and an internationally flavored Pan Africanist CSO in Zanzibar discover similar institutional development questions in separate board training interventions. NGO boards have tended to style their leadership in terms of hierarchical supervision only, rarely providing leadership to create orgarnizational entities that work through common sense of purpose. In 2016, EASUN trained boards of two CSOs…
Ethical leadership of NGO Board uplifted DENIVA is a national level network of indigenous voluntary Associations in Uganda. Its executive director, Justus Rugambwa, attended EASUN’s FOLD training in 2013/2014. Working with new learning from FOLD DENIVA is one of the oldest and best known NGO networks in Uganda and East Africa as a whole. In an extended discussion on 16th…
EASUN’s FOLD training is a great opportunity for CSOs to expand their awareness of how they can use the OD methodology in different contexts of community work. In module 3 of cycle “U” held in Uganda in April 2016, different organizations shared how they had: 1) applied various OD tools, values and processes to enable a learning based evaluation process…
Trained leader’s change initiatives in a rural school in Uganda Helen Twongyeirwe is currently the head teacher at Kiggwa Senior Secondary School, in Uganda. Before that she was deputy head teacher at Lubiri Secondary School. Helen attended EASUN’s FOLD training in 2012. Her move from an elite, urban school to a poor rural school was informed by a desire to…
Akampurira Busingye is from Uganda. She likes to share updates on her leadership and professional development, both in terms of her personal development outcomes and the systemic intervention processes in EASUN that support her leadership growth. Following below are Akampurira’sown stated vision and mission for her leadership development in the context of EASUN’s Internship programme for young women leaders, as…
Specific interventions used to increase self-awareness, new outlook and commitment to planned improved action and changes in organizational behaviour included: Deep analysisof emerging issues affecting the organization’s development in the current situation. Intervention processes that brought members into direct encounters with opportunities for increasing their effectiveness in institutional development. Facilitated participants to experience “aha” moments about their current practices that…
Ruth Ojiambo role as Executive Director of Isis-WICCE came to a glorious end in February 2016. In August 2015 she received a “distinguished leadership achievement award in “Peace and Human Security,” from Ford Foundation. Says Ruth: “My ‘ah ha’ moment as a leader surfaced when I attended EASUN’s FOLD training. My greatest discovery came through conscious self-development, with further coaching…
4 CBO partners of EASUN review successes and challenges, lessons and relevant methodologies for facilitating change in grassroots communities. Venue and Date: Moshi, Tanzania, 17th – 20th November 2015 Context of the intervention by EASUN: Building partnerships for mentoring and coaching CBOs facilitating change in complex community situations. A consultation organized by EASUN in Moshi, Tanzania,brought together 4 men and…
Gathered from experiences of BOCAR project staff Two review meetings of BOCAR project held in Tanga and Moshi, Tanzania, enabled EASUN and BOCAR project staff to highlight rare experiences gained from collaboration between EASUN and Deloitte Tanzania in a project funded by USAID. The meeting in Tanga took place in July 2015 (28-31). This was mainly for BOCAR project staff,…