Tell us about your partnerships
ACE Africa works with 29 government bodies and 89 NGOs, corporate bodies and research partners at the local, district and national level to implement its programme. Partnerships include UK AIDS Consortium, The AIDS Alliance, Overseas Development Institute, Food Ethics Council, Forum for African Orphans, Kenya Network for Care giving Children, Kenya National AIDS strategic planning and review committee District Development Planning Committee Arusha, Child Rights Caucus, Tanzania, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Nutrition, Gender and cultural services, Ministry of Health and Education.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
ACE Africa implements programmes across three project sites in Kenya and Tanzania. As part of its best practice approach, ACE Africa is currently training partners in neighbouring countries in East Africa in part or its entire programme. To date ACE Africa staff have conducted training with NGOs and CBOs within Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Sudan. In the future ACE Africa plans to extend this training to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
The success of ACE Africa’s programme can be attributed to close collaboration with 163 local and international partners and government sectors. Local administration at the project sites e.g. Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Nutrition, Gender and cultural services, Ministry of Health and Education are pivotal to the implementation process including project design, identification of beneficiaries, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Core to the ACE Africa strategy, ACE works with 118 Community Support Groups, Child Rights Committees, Area Advisory Committees and community mentors made up of over 3,000 community volunteers. These groups of widows, PLWA, youth and guardians, local and religious leaders and teachers, exist to support OVC and PLWA within their community.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
ACE Africa is keen to expand its best practice approach with other NGOs and CBOs across sub-Saharan Africa. ACE Africa is almost at the stage of completion of developing its best practice training manuals.