This is the goal of the USAID/NetHope Global Broadband and Innovation Alliance.
Local Implementing Partners – includes in-country Program Directors, Leadership, and Support Staff who run the day-to-day aspects of the program, from recruitment to training to placement to M&E
NetHope Academy Internship Program Manager – manages the overall program and partnerships, facilitates the onboarding of new partners and countries, trains in-country team, works with in-country government, employers and technology partners to build local program, coordinates partnerships with tech partners, manages internal NetHope Academy Internship Program team, manages donor communications/reporting
NetHope Senior Leadership – provides program oversight, participates in initial visits to secure implementing partners
Trainers – locally based experts are responsible for technical and soft skills training sessions
Mentors at Host Employer Organizations – advise interns throughout the internship period; every young employee (and intern) needs a “coach” in the organization who will take an active interest in their professional development
Accenture Development Partnerships Team – used during inception and initial scale of program to Africa