As a follow up to the audits that were carried out last year by the SGS consulting company for African NSOs (Benin, Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius and South Africa) and for the Africa Regional Office, executives of the audited entities and members of the Africa Scout Committee, as well as executives of the Ethiopia Scout Association, underwent training in NGO best practices at the Addis Ababa University College of Development Studies from 14th to 16th March 2013.
The training was facilitated by Mr. Fabrice Fayd'herbe de Maudave and Mr. Robert Jourdain from Sabis Consulting and SGS respectively, with support from Mr. David Berg, Organizational Development Global Director - World Scout Bureau Central Office. It was adapted to address specific concerns from audited entities, with particular focus on good governance, leadership and management.
As a result, participants identified areas which they needed to work on to ensure compliance of their respective entities with best practices and avoid risks inherent to non-compliance with these practices.
It is intended that the lessons learned through this initial phase will be shared with other NSOs in the Region and beyond, through the Global Support process.