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Change Lab Case Study - LINC

Change Lab Case Study - LINC

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Change Lab Case Study - The Leadership and Innovation Network for Collaboration (LINC): Building Leadership and Collaboration for South Africa’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Change Lab Case Study - The Leadership and Innovation Network for Collaboration (LINC): Building Leadership and Collaboration for South Africa’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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THE PROJECT AT A GLANCE:
The Leadership and Innovation Network for Collaboration (LINC) 
Building Leadership and Collaboration for South Africa’s Orphansand Vulnerable Children
REOS INSTITUTE 2013 CHANGE LAB CASE STUDY SERIES
Issue:
Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Geography:
South Africa
Duraon:
2007-2011
Co-Convenors:
CONVENE,TheSynergosInstute,the
South African Department of SocialDevelopment, and the African
LeadershipIniave
Impacts:
Leadership development and capacity building; Improved
fundingforchildren’sprogrammes;Moreeffecvecross-organisaonandcross-sectorcollaboraon;asystemwide
comprehensive database of children in need.
 
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Therearecurrently14.8millionchildrenwhohave
been orphaned by AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Of these, South Africa is home to 1.9 million, second innumber only to Nigeria. In South Africa, hundreds of thousands of households are headed by youth under19 years old, and more than 10.2 million children
under18yearsofageliveincondionsofpoverty,
homelessness, and scarcity. The staggering natureand scale of this unprecedented situation hasrendered adequate responses to this challenge allbut impossible. Despite the historic advances indemocracy and development in South Africa since
1994,widespreadpovertyandsocialexclusion,exacerbatedbytheHIV/AIDSpandemic,havecreatedarealityinwhichmillionsofchildrenneedsupport
and care. One of South Africa’s most pressing
systemicchallengesishowtodeliverontherightsofchildrenpromisedintheconstuonandtoprovideaconcertedsupporteffortthatcanbebothlovingandsucientlylargeinscale.
In the past, South Africa’s indigenous languages did
nothaveawordfor“orphan”.Childreninneedwouldbeabsorbedbytheextendedfamily.Inthebeginning
of the AIDS epidemic, this capacity of families to care
fororphanedchildrenexceededexpectaons;however,thescopeofthechallengetodayissuchthatthetradionalsoluonsareveryfarfromsucient.Manyorganizaonsandindividualsareworkingcreavelyandacvelytoimprovethesituaon,butmorecollaboraonandsystemic
approaches are required to address the crisis.
Leadership and Innovation Network for Collaboration (LINC) 
Building Leadership and
CollaboraonforSouthAfrica’s
Orphans and Vulnerable Children
The Context 
 
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Local and national governments, communityorganisations, international development
organisaons,foundaons,businesses,andindividualcizensareallwidelyaffectedbythishumantragedy.WiththecomplexwebofAIDS,poverty,race,family,culture,history,anddevelopment,workingtoprovide
for Southern Africa’s orphaned children has been a
deeplystuckandpowerfullycomplexchallengeforallwhohavebeeninvolvedortriedtomakeadifference.
Convening
In2007,incooperationwithCONVENEVenture
Philanthropy, the Synergos Institute, the SouthAfrican Department of Social Development, andthe African Leadership Initiative, Reos Partners
co-launchedandfacilitateditsrstlarge-scaleChangeLabinSouthAfricatoworkontheproblemofAIDS
orphans and vulnerable children. The project,
originallyknownasOVC,beganfromacollaboravepartnershipbetweenAnnLamontofConveneand
Mille Bojer of Reos Partners. By the end of 2007, the
projectwasengagingdirectorsandchiefdirectorsof
eight government departments, heads of the major
civilsocietyorganisaonsfocusedonchildren,someofthecountry’sleadingcorporatefoundaonsacveinthisarena,aswellasacademics,religiousleaders,internaonaldonors,andcommunityleaders.TherstphaseoftheprojectincludedoneofthemostextensivesensingprocessesinaChangeLabtodate.
Over the course of 2006, Mille Bojer, Ann Lamont,
andBusiDlaminiconductedtwo-tothree-hourdeep-divedialogueinterviewswithmorethanfortynaonalleadersinthechildren’ssectorinSouthAfrica.Theserichinterviewsprovedtobepowerful
tools for unearthing personal and systemic issues and
foriniangaprocessthatwouldconnectplayers
and build the capacity for systemic leadership among
stakeholders.Inaddiontotheinterviews,partnersconductedtwofocusgroupswithchildren,desk
research, several advocacy meetings, and a multi-stakeholder dialogue session. Based on these
acvies,theorganisersiniatedasynthesisprocess
to create a systemic map of the problem throughthe eyes of the leaders in the system.
Theyfoundthatwhilenancialandhumanresourceswereindeedanissue,amorefundamentalproblemwasthatthesystemwasplaguedbywidespreadburnoutamongworkersandalackofcoordinaonbetweensectorsatmulplelevels,bothofwhichledtoalackofa“big-pictureview”.Thesystemwasalsoaffectedbymistrust,fear,andevendeeperfractures
around the issues of race, class, and poverty. Thescope and heartrending tragedy of the on-the-ground

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