A large International non-profit client with revenues of $129 million annual approached 1847 Philanthropic to assist in the development of a youth strategy and Theory of Change for the organization. The non-profit had extensive experience with poverty reduction through agriculture production, financial literacy and small business enterprise development, but was looking to carve out a niche in the youth space for new program development. At the headquarters level, the client engaged 1847 Philanthropic to help understand how to translate the strengths of the organization to interventions appropriate for youth. Our team quickly deployed to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to commence research on existing programming and collect data on the specific challenges facing youth in East Africa. At the field level, our team was able to conduct surveys and present actionable information to incorporate into the initiated a monitoring program based on high-level contacts with all of the interested parties in the succession process, including a key European government, the country’s extensive diaspora and the ruling government.
1847 Philanthropic was then asked to expand our scope to include a landscape analysis and design a framework for the new youth theory of change, strategy and idea note for submission to a large potential donor.
Based on 1847 Philanthropic’s initial work on the strategy and theory of change the client then introduced a new program to an untested demographic of the population in the countries they currently are undertaking programs, the client was able to reduce risk exposure and maintained operations without disruption. The project is currently under consideration of this major donor.
A Major European Foundation engaged 1847 Philanthropic to design an approach to working to find local partners in Senegal for a Malaria and Schistosomiasis project. Furthering African participation in Malaria Research, treatment and prevention in Senegal has the potential to accelerate the understanding of certain malaria vectors that have been particularly dangerous in West Africa. Empowering African scientists and building the capacity of African Research Institutions facilitates the local capacity to battle this devastating disease.
The Ministry of Health and Social Action of the Republic of Senegal developed an action plan for the upgrades and management of Senegal laboratories in April 2014. Public Health is a critical determinant for the continued economic growth and prosperity of the Saint Louis region, the second commercial capital of Senegal. Support by the international community on local research in addition to prevention and treatment are needed to continue the gains.
1847 Philanthropic worked with the Foundation to identify partners with capacity to work on the ground as well as supported the Foundation in the announcement of its CGI commitment.