Project Empower is skilled at community entry, obtaining stakeholder consent and community mobilisation and has an efficient, experienced and effective team of community facilitators with many years’ experience. Over the past 16 years, Project Empower has developed good programme planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation systems as well as human resource, financial and compliance systems. Financial management is outsourced to SJ Wilson and Associates, a small business with over 20 years’ experience specialising in providing financial management, payroll and human resource services to over 20 NGOs. More information on this company is available on request. The operations of Project Empower are guided by a policy set approved by a range of donor organisations including Joint Gender Fund, Oxfam Australia and FHI360. Strategic direction and financial oversight responsibilities lie with the Advisory Board.

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Laura Washington


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Nompumelelo Mbatha
Nompumelelo Mbatha

Senior Programmes Manager: DREAMS

Pobraj Dehaloo
Pobraj Dehaloo

Finance and Admin Manager: DREAMS

Ntokozo Madlala
Ntokozo Madlala

Senior Programmes Manager: Mkabayi

Nothile Mcanyana
Nothile Mcanyana

Training Manager

Community Dialogue Facilitation, Facilitation staff training, Coordination of training component of PE, Designing of Training

    Nomfundo Chili
    Nomfundo Chili

    Programmes Manager: What Works

    Community Oversight, Stepping Stones Session Facilitation

    Khanyisile Ntsenge
    Khanyisile Ntsenge

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Manger: DREAMS

    Media related queries, Reporting, Targets and Indicators

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    20 Diakonia Avenue, W218 Diakonia Centre Durban, KwaZulu Natal
    E-mail: laura@projectempower.org.za Phone: +27 31 310 3565