- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $15,861
- Grant Period March 1, 2002–February 29, 2004
- Location Johannesburg, South Africa
- Geographic Focus South Africa
About this grant
Sedibeng is one of the foremost nongovernmental organizations providing leadership training and institutional capacity-building programs for nonprofits in South Africa. This grant provides support for an accredited leadership and management-training course directed at the leadership of nonprofit organizations. In the current review of Mott’s Civil Society program, capacity building has been identified as one of the key challenges facing the nongovernmental sector in South Africa. In the consultative focus group meeting convened by the South Africa office to look specifically at strengthening the nonprofit sector, institutional capacity emerged repeatedly as the critical factor in the country’s inability to address its huge developmental challenges. Progressive development policies are in place and resources have been made available to address the country’s developmental needs, but these policies are not always understood and the resources are not being effectively utilized. This grant increase will enable Sedibeng to conduct research on the links between capacity building and poverty eradication, with a view to informing a revised plan of action to address the organizational development and capacity-building needs in the country.