The Tilitonse Foundation yesterday held the first regional meeting aimed at addressing misconceptions on the Shift the Power (StP) Catalyst Fund grant-making process.
Held at Crossroads Hotel in Blantyre, the meeting was a follow up of consultations held with the CBO Coalition for Human Rights and Good Governance which previously expressed concerns over the process. Discussions at the event revolved around the proposal review process and resolutions reached in meetings held with the CBO Coalition, among other things.
Speaking at the end of the event, the Chairperson of the Tilitonse Foundation Board of Directors Desmond Kaunda expressed a hope that the meeting had cleared any misconceptions about the grant making process for all who attended.
“We hope that you have found the interaction useful and that we have made everything transparent to you”, he said.
Jafali Mustapher, Director of Kamawi Youth Organization and participant in the event commented that he had found the discussions at the event reassuring and encouraged the Tilitonse Foundation to continue their efforts to see the work through.
The meeting in Blantyre was one of three with another that took place in Lilongwe today, 16th May, and one scheduled in Mzuzu for 19th May 2023. Following the regional meetings a due diligence process will be conducted to determine suitability of grant awardees then the grant disbursements made upon satisfaction of the requirements.
Regional meeting in Blantyre