DevWorks International and Africa Experts Incorporated Join Forces to Champion Locally Led International Development 


DevWorks International and Africa Experts Incorporated Join Forces to Champion Locally Led International Development 

DevWorks International (DevWorks), a leading US-based non-governmental organization, and Africa Experts Incorporated (AEI), a women-led Senegalese consulting firm working across Africa, are excited to announce a strategic partnership aimed at advancing locally led approaches to international development in Africa.

The partnership between DevWorks and AEI reflects a shared commitment to transparently and equitably engaging with the wealth of local knowledge, innovation, and expertise to capitalize on opportunities for sustainable development across Africa. This collaboration will leverage the unique strengths of both organizations to amplify local voices and empower communities to define their own development pathways.

Key aspects of the partnership include:

  • Advocacy and Policy Influence: The partnership aims to influence policies and practices in international development to prioritize locally led solutions and foster inclusive, sustainable progress.
  • Knowledge Exchange: DevWorks and AEI will foster a culture of knowledge sharing, enabling their respective teams to learn from one another’s experiences and leverage each other’s expertise, leading to more effective development initiatives.
  • Capacity Building: DevWorks and AEI will work to enhance the capacities of local organizations, ensuring they have access to the tools, skills, and resources necessary to lead their development efforts.

Ms. Demetria Arvanitis, CEO of DevWorks, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “This collaboration is a reflection of our commitment to promoting locally led development that genuinely empowers communities. Africa Experts Incorporated brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the table, and together, we can drive change more effectively.”

Ms. Massandjé Touré, Director of Africa Experts Incorporated, echoed this sentiment, saying, “Promoting local expertise is at the center of our work, and we believe that together with DevWorks, we significantly contribute to elevating African expertise ”

DevWorks and AEI are confident that their partnership will help foster more impactful, sustainable, and community-driven projects throughout Africa.

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