Bringing together visionaries in East Africa: The first cohort of the Visionary Program in East Africa was launched in December 2020. The cohort was comprised of twenty-two participants from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Burundi.
However, the work started much earlier in 2018 with the formalization of a partnership between Ashoka Austria, ADA and CARE to scale three programs – Visionary Program, Impact Transfer and Changemaker Map – to East Africa. A feasibility study on the viability of the program in the region was conducted which determined the strategic importance, relevance and immediate need for the Visionary Program.
To date 44 executives from across the region have gone through the Visionary Program with another cohort planned for 2023.