Profiling and building a “critical mass” of a branded “community of practice” of transformational development leaders, experts and professionals – known as “the Evidence Group” – to serve as a reference point and “think-tank” for value-based transformational development in Africa.
Component II is aimed at establishing who the movers and shakers in African development are and involves four activities:
- Identifying 10-20 leading development experts per country (for at least 25 countries) including development experts, scholars, entrepreneurs and innovators across various sectors, through a peer review mechanism
- Developing a database for profiling the identified experts on the web and profiling them on a central website
- Organising “think-tank” meetings and events annually for the identified experts to analyse past events and provide strategic direction for the short and medium term
- Accessing and publishing documents, papers and previous publications from this community practice on a common website to serve as reference materials