We were pleased to welcome our partners who attended from ten different countries throughout Africa and Asia, representatives from our long standing funding partners at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), David Orr (the Reall Board Chair) and for the first time, the Chairs of our partner’s boards.
As we continue to establish the Reall partners as sustainable organisations which are capable of scaling their work and impact, the meeting focused on sessions that aid the progression towards establishing the Network as a viable investment opportunity. Similarly, we saw Governance feature as a key discussion point, which accompanied the additional inclusion of board members. The meeting saw compelling discussion and action points emerge throughout the different sessions, along with an exchange of knowledge and the sharing of best practice between global experts in their respective fields.
We also welcomed two new Reall Directors to this Network Meeting. Patrick Domingos Tembwa has taken on the role of Director of Treasury and Investments and Emma Harrington will be joining us in January as Director of Business Development.
This Network Meeting was significantly chillier than our February gathering in Malawi… However, we managed to coax everyone outside for long enough to gather for our traditional network photograph.