SaveAct is in a networked relationship with two NGOs in South Africa and another in Burundi doing similar savings led development work.
SaveAct is part of a community of practice in community economic development (CED) with members across Southern and East Africa, and resource persons in the United States at, amongst others, the University of California, Davis.
SaveAct hosts an annual international training course in community-managed savings and lending that draws on international specialists from VSL & Associates, whilst seeking to develop local capacity in the region Both of the above networks have been made possible by the Ford Foundation.
SaveAct is working with the Thandanani Children’s Foundation, a Pietermaritzburg based NGO focused on support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Thandanani volunteers and care-givers have been trained in SCG methodology.
SaveAct is part of the Children in Distress Network (CINDI), which consists of over 150 NGOs, CBOs, government agencies and individuals who collaborate in the interests of children affected by HIV and AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
SaveAct is a member of the Prolinnova Network and an active partner in one of its pilot projects FAIR (Farmer Access to Innovation Resources.
FAIR is piloting a new mechanism to make funds for agricultural research and development accessible to farmer experimenters and local agencies supporting them. The Local Innovation Support Funds (LISFs) will be managed and used by farmers and community-based organisations (CBOs), with initial support by local NGOs. The LISFs will give farmers some flexibility and independence in doing their own research that is relevant to solve local problems and that takes into consideration their values and knowledge, as well as in hiring external support to their research.
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