A key success strategy for WVL-SA will be strategic partnerships with different stakeholders from the Men’s Movements & Networks, Youth Networks, State Actors particularly through the involvement of the Department of Women, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA, with whom GL has an MOU); the Private Sector, Bilateral and Multi-Lateral Funders. GL hopes to garner different levels of support from these key stakeholders that helps to create sustainable WROs.  Support sought includes mentorship, coaching, relevant training and additional resource mobilisation.

The WVL-SA Project will focus strongly on capacity building programmes for WROs. Capacity gaps will be identified through the Due Diligence Assessment Tool and a Training Needs Assessment. GL will work with successful Grantees to develop specific Capacity Building and Skills Development Plans year on year.  Throughout the WVL-SA Project Cycle, GL will work with Grantees in developing and implementing relevant capacity building programmes as identified by the respective Grantee Organisations.

To ensure a uniform approach and compliance, core training will be provided by GL to the grantees as a group in Finance, Monitoring & Evaluation, Advocacy & Communications, Gender and Diversity.[1] GL may also invite experts to core training being delivered, for example potential donors might be invited to form a panel during training on fund raising. Other forms of capacity building will be flexible depending on the needs identified and the service providers best placed to provide these.

[1] Diversity includes not only sex and gender but also race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other facets of identity.