Since April 2014, Tostan has been collaborating with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ITAD to revise our monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to improve decision making for program implementation and strategic planning.
According to ancient Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” In my case, it began with a single local minibus leaving Dakar—Tata #31 to be exact—followed by several sept-places, shared seven-passenger station wagons. We traversed the barren, bumpy landscape deeper into the interior of Senegal, heading to the community of Soudiane, where Marième Bamba was waiting for us.
Tostan’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Alexander Davey recently visited Mauritania. The purpose was largely to see firsthand how Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP) is being received, or not being received, on the ground—in a country that has its fair share of challenges.
What Davey witnessed on his visit both surprised and moved him.
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