SIA-Africa creates a database and develops alliances with industry experts to drive action through its unique model to support education, healthcare, agricultural and construction projects. Rather than directly implementing projects, SIA-Africa facilitates action by helping members connect, collaborate, and make effective and measurable commitments to action.
The SIA-Africa model drives action among its members in the following five ways:
The diverse SIA-Africa membership offers a unique opportunity to interact with individuals across multiple sectors and industries. We attract members from diverse backgrounds including women start-up executives, corporate executives, students, development professionals, infrastructure experts, members from foundations, government representatives, and prominent philanthropists.
In the SIA-Africa community, today’s critical thinkers meet tomorrow’s groundbreaking sustainable solutions. Thought leaders and visionaries push the conversation forward, inspiring all volunteers to be creative and innovative in their collective action. Volunteer leaders analyze the most effective programs around the globe, and fresh voices put forth innovative approaches with a constant flow of new ideas, solutions and lessons learned.
At SIA-Africa, partnership development is key to creating the foundation for informed action. Spurred by a collective sense of urgency and shared responsibility, SIA-Africa members collaborate to best leverage their resources and expertise. Some partnerships develop organically from networking, while others grow through issue-specific member gatherings or SIA-Africa volunteer staff facilitation.
SIA-Africa members represent bold new ways to address challenges in Africa – implemented through new methods of partnership and designed to maximize impact. Commitments can be small or large, no matter the size or scope, self initiated ideas help SIA-Africa members translate practical goals into meaningful and measurable results. To support this effort, SIA-Africa facilitates the delivery of resources, dialogue and provides opportunities for our beneficiaries.
The Two Pillars
SIA-Africa members connect and collaborate year-round directly or virtually, to address challenges or develop a strategic approach. Each pillar contains a number of stand-alone opportunities that bring members together to share knowledge, develop new action plans and support work that is already underway. Our two pillars contain small subgroups of members that work on specific, ongoing topics.