Regular networking event
Motivation & Summary
to create a community amongst sustainability and child development practitioners inDurban.
Many NGO’s and related organisations in Durban do excellent work in isolation from one
another. There is a clear need for active networking sessions amongst this demographic, each of whom independently meets CSI criteria, with a specific franchise and beneficiary group of their own.It would be held once a month at a rotating location, for a cost of R28,700 per month. This couldbe adapted to specific months
trees for Arbour Month, washable menstrual pads (Subz panties &pads) and promotion of female issues
for Women’s Month
, and so on.
To locate Engen as the enabler of the NGO/ sustainability community in Durban.To create regular, positive publicity for Engen while meeting core CSI criteria.Forging of viable and mutually beneficial networks and partnerships between the variousbeneficiaries.To create an effective support network between the involved schools groups.Showcasing sustainability and educational activities and resources
Development of core networking address book (The FTS Orange Book).Distribution of useful equipment and services to beneficiaries.Pre and post surveys detailing connections made during events.
Attendance & format
100 per event. Of this number, 20% will be new, and the remainder will be an even splitbetween schools, civil society organisations and interested individuals/ fundraisers/ etc. Any excesscomplimentary items will be distributed through these and connected parties directly to relevantcommunities.The event will be a three hour morning meeting with no central talks. Tea coffee and interestinggoodies will be provided, and the conversation and interaction will be driven by exhibits andshowcases by partners, schools and related organisations. The focus is on participants getting toknow and networking with one another.
Location Publicity for location & associated activities.Opportunity to generate contacts, connections. Opportunity to showcaseeco-activities.Encourages development of site.Participants Meaningful contact with peers in sustainability/NGO/school communities.Opportunity to develop partnerships with business/NGOs/schools andrelated organisations.