The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sought to encourage a more active engagement of the private sector in poverty reduction through sustainable community initiatives and the stimulation of employment.
Umalia in action
Facilitation of conferences and workshops on CSR for 25 companies from 12 different sectors
Development of a partnership model
Recruitment of key partners for the project: the largest local bank and the second largest telecommunications provider in the country.
Development of the partnership agreement and its governance framework and the tools required for its implementation
Facilitation of the implementation of the partnership during its pilot phase.
This collaboration led to :
The signing of a promising CSR partnership between UNDP and the private sector
For UNDP and the community
An employment development programme that strengthens the technical and financial capacities of a group of 200 micro-entrepreneurs.
The improvement of living conditions in rural areas, providing access to basic social services (health care, balanced food, housing, education, etc.).
Ultimately, the reduction of poverty
Access to new markets and customers
Alignment with their business strategy (access to new micro-distributors)