DCP – Kenya leadership has been challenged to adopt new strategies for recruiting members to an organization that has been built on a platform of improving the livelihoods of a community.
Speaking during a luncheon at West Breeze Hotel in Nairobi, Dr Sheriff Alabi pointed out that the term “membership registration” should be replaced by “client subscription” which is friendlier and would quickly be more acceptable to the targeted members of the community and the authorities concerned.
“DCP – Kenya needs to develop innovative programmes that will meet the everyday challenges faced by many young people in a society that continues to shun the youth by clearly stating why the intended program is important and comes with different rates for different clients.”
By settling on a given program to be implemented by the DCP locally, there has to be well articulated description for the impact that the program will create for instance to get more kids into school as a way of improving livelihoods.
Without identifying what kinds of difference the initiative would create in Government and/or private sector, it would not serve any reasonable purpose to implement the programme. By way of example, reduction of crime, expertise source, business and employment opportunities, case studies, wider societal impacts among others should be clearly articulated amongst DCP Kenya’s offerings.
Dr. Alabi was impressed by the work that DCP has done and urged the team to continue in the same spirit. He affirmed that he will always be ready to offer his support whenever called upon.
KCITI’s CEO, Mr. David Ndolo pointed out that the global world is highly dependent on networking for successful ventures. He recalled how he first met Dr. Alabi in 2005 in Baltimare Maryland in the United States of America and again in Nairobi, Kenya in 2009. Mr. Ndolo thanked Dr. Alabi for his invaluable support over those many years and for his resourcefulness.
Speaking during the same function, the DCP-Kenya Country Director Mr. Austine Oduor said it was high time DCP –Kenya developed a solid foundation and a clear roadmap towards designing a credible strategic management plan to achieve its goals and vision.
Other DCP members present were Anne Olieba (Lead Trainer) and Julius Musandu (Fundraising and Grant Writing). They lauded the luncheon as extremely fruitful, exciting and quite educative. The meeting had been organized by Mr. Ndolo who is also DCP-Kenya’s Lead advisor.
Dr. Sheriff Alabi is the Head of Africa, NBI/Blueprints.org and also Consultant, African Development Bank. He is an Entrepreneurship Mentor and Business Motivator and passionate about Africa’s development.
DCP-Kenya and KCITI are in partnership and are rolling out a number of exciting projects that will transform the livelihood of many young people within Kenya, the region and ultimately the entire African continent.
By Julius Musandu