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Ace Program - Survey Summary

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Ace Program - Survey Summary

  1. ACE Program: Assessment Survey Summary
  2. High Points of Your Work This Year
  3. High Points of Your Work This Year • Training: Training of trainers, facilitating trainings • Networking: Presentations to women forums on leadership topics • Seeing Program Results: Leadership development and jobs • Program: Design, measurement, capacity building, and funding proposals • Funding: Liaison with funders • Learning: Formal research, networking and participation in conferences • Advocacy: Promoting young womens rights on different platforms • Political Space: Our voice being heard
  4. Challenges of Your Work This Year
  5. Challenges of Your Work This Year• Funding for programs, scholarships, and staffing, sustainable funding• Limited staffing and skills• Transitions• Measurement and monitoring of programs• Limited Resources for training, teaching materials• Language barriers in program delivery• Internet connectivity• Community education about feminism and are against women’s development• Personal security and safety
  6. Three Top Work Related Priorities• Donor Communications Organizational Culture: values, innovation, motivating, inspiring,• Leadership and Management of Organization• Fundraising• Communications Strategy for Organization• Leadership Development Program• Other Program Development• Measuring Impact• Women’s Movement Building• Networking• Advocacy
  7. What do you think is the biggest value for using social media and the Interneteffectively for online networking leadership program curriculum development, orstrategic communications for your organization? • Free, affordable tools and easy to share with many people • Easy to get feedback from women around the world • Fast, but unreliable • Powerful way to spread messages about our work and impact • Younger women are our target audience and they engage more on social media and Internet (when no barrier of Internet connectivity) • It is fun and reaches many young people with access to internet • Bridge between physical meetings “Social media has been an explosion in spreading ideas and calling for action. Womens rights organisations, including ours, need to make use of this medium that has reach beyond our wildest expectations.”
  8. 12. What do you think is the biggest challenge for using social media and theInternet effectively for online networking leadership program curriculumdevelopment, or strategic communications for your organization? Connectivity Issues: Power failures, lack of broadband Women in rural areas, disadvantaged situations, poverty, and urban settlements do no have access due to costs or lack of Internet access “However on our part, Internet and mobile phones are instrumental in collecting opinions, insights and sharing ideas and opportunities. We cannot move into the future if we dont use social media, mobile, and the internet.” Lack of designated staff member to undertake the task Not used the internet for curriculum development and we wish that we could.
  9. Success Stories – Areas of Pride with Social Media/TechOrganization for Women in Self Employment (WISE)a website through which we share our information to others.Akilah Institute for WomenWe used the internet to develop and implement the Akilah Leadership &Mentoring program. At some point we even had her deliver a section ofthe curriculum to Mentors via skype. We also did the fundraising throughthe Internet.
  10. Young Womens Leadership InstituteYWLI has a diverse network of young women and has opened a safe spacefor your women to discuss various issues affecting them while sharing theiropinions progressively. This has seen a lot of information shared amongstyoung women from all over the country and has allowed us to compileyoung womens thoughts around various contentious issues.Mobilizing young women to participate in elections and governanceWe have a very vibrant network of young women online who share ideas,challenge issues, form action groups, blog on our website etc, A large partof our work depends on our online interactions.Akina Mama wa Afrikawe are using it to link our alumni working in gender and forced migrationWe have a Twitter and Facebook account that we use on a daily basis toupdate our donors and partners.
  11. Can you briefly describe an inspiring example of how womens leadership programs inyour country including your organization have use social media to build and support anetwork or movement? • It has not yet developed because of the low development of our internet system. We simply use it to share information. • Warembo ni Yes, a movement of young women pushing for the adoption of the new constitution in 2010 in Kenya • RAUW (Rwanda Association of University Women) has used the social media to connect many women leaders across Rwanda and other countries. And through this social media group women have been able to share resources and find leadership opportunities • Our online network supported adolescent girls who are survivors of sexual violence, they also supported a young disabled woman access a wheel chair and medical assistance. • Akilah regularly uses social media to spread word about their application process and students advertise to their friends and encourage them to apply
  12. Mixed Comfort Level
  13. Enough existing expertise in the group to bring up overall skill level
  14. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about your organization’s use of social media and technology?“We are very committed to the empowerment of women andwe perceive that technology is the only effective channel tosustainable development. Social media and technology in ourcountry is picking up every fast but there are a few challengesthat we encounter when using the internet that limit itseffectiveness.”“We are inconsistent and most of the staff we are not used tousing technology and social media.”