MCW Global Holds Fifth Africa Programs Seminar in Tanzania
NEW YORK, NY, April 18, 2019 — MCW Global held its fifth Africa Programs Seminar from April 1-4 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to support MCW’s affiliate organizations operate high-impact, independent and sustainable programs in Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.
The Africa Programs Seminar reviewed MCW’s achievements over the past 20 years, while also planning for future areas of impact. The seminar functioned as a nexus point for newly appointed team members to become familiar with MCW and its affiliates in the region. In the past several months leading up to the seminar, there has been a move to strengthen much of the operational workforce in each country. The newly appointed Country Mangers and Operations Officers come from varied backgrounds with diverse skills and experiences needed for growth and expanded impact. Discussions at the seminar centered on new strategies to increase MCW’s impact in oral health, literacy, and vocational skills training.
“We are a diverse team across two continents working towards the same objectives. It’s really nice to see everyone in one room working on shared goals together” said Regina Leichner, MCW’s Director of Africa Programs.
Topics at the seminar included change management, strategic planning, and organizational best practices. The overall aim was to reinforce the shared purpose of MCW’s impact by cultivating and training community leaders to produce positive, sustainable social change. Country Mangers provided an update on current programs and strategic plans, while emphasizing a shared commitment to provide programs that meet the needs of their communities by creating meaningful ways of measuring impact, outcomes, and outputs across all programs.
“This marks the beginning of a new chapter for MCW moving forward. It is exciting to see the continued commitment of Board Members such as Leonard Chacha [MC-Tanzania Board Member]. You can see people from 20 years ago who are still as dedicated to seeing MCW succeed as they were the first day” said Humera Qazi, MCW Global Board Member. A tone of energetic engagement and collaborative enthusiasm characterized the seminar.
Also in attendance were MCW Global team members including Khalid Elachi, Executive Director, and Naadhira Ali, Director of Resource Development and Communications.
In addition to attending the seminar, team members visited the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences School of Dentistry to see firsthand how MCW and MC-Tanzania’s partnership with the university has transformed it into the region’s leading dental school.