IMP initiative represents the undisputed indignation of millions of children in Africa with the associated social and economic disadvantages. In addition, it responds to the call of diaconal workers who embrace the platform to improve their efficiency in order to serve others better.
Over the years, various strategies have been devised in Africa for developing well-designed project proposals, budgeting, monitoring and sustainability, but it has never been able to create the funds to effectively support community initiatives.
Those directly affected initiate the plans for projects and activities; they know their problems and understand how to solve them. By making it possible for communities and their leaders / representatives to equip themselves, a simple method for assessing needs and recommendation of priorities is also considered.
An important result is that the strength of the own communities is optimally utilized and the dependence on foreign decreased. This will certainly strengthen the self-awareness and confidence of the communities in Africa.
Mobilizing community leaders and local governments to create solutions and reduce dependency on foreign aid.
Mobilizing Community leaders and the local government for:
2. Reducing Government support and foreign aid dependency in Africa by a “Bottom-Up” Development Approach Process
3. Build a financial depot (A Trust Fund) to support Community Projects
IMP aims to bring local / regional leaders and local government together and then based on their knowledge and contacts, translate social problems and poverty into projects and activities that provide real solutions. In addition, it is important to determining which activities and expertise are necessary to improve and strengthen their own performance.
In her work, IMP and its activities are not linked to political or ecclesiastical leanings, but churches are integral part of the local networks.
The regional IMP initiatives work together nationally, meet at least twice a year to pool and exchange knowledge and experiences. In addition to self-confidence and self-awareness, it is important to be open to each other and be willing to learn from each other. Joint activities can be developed for joint projects / problems and activities in the area of capacity building.
Moreover, there are meetings (at least once a year) where the IMP initiatives from different countries come together as often as possible to exchange experiences, strengthen and monitor the joint philosophy of the IMP.
Local IMP initiatives can have independent contacts with other IMP initiatives in their country, but also internationally.
At the start, the IMP in The Hague, The Netherlands will play a more central supporting role towards all IMP initiatives. In recent years they have gained individual knowledge and experience from the SMO (Support Center for Migrants and their Organizations).
The IMP setup is under the leadership of the Executive Board comprises of National, Regional, and Chapters. The Global Board of Directors makes decisions on behalf of the IMP Global, which advises the various national executive boards, which in turn mandates their respective Management Teams to carry out operations. The Global Executive board has a strong interest in day-to-day IMP management because of the ensuing impact on its fiduciary responsibilities. IMP Global Executive Board is informed in the IMP Vision, core values and its management to ensure transparency and protect its legal responsibilities.
The Board Chair leads the board in keeping strategic planning goals.
Duties of IMP board include:
The IMP Global Executive Board can also choose and hire employees of the Management Team.
Global Executive Board
The Executive Board of Directors (The Netherlands)
General Board Members
Responsibilities of Management
From 2018 till 2019, IMP prefers hiring a manager to lead the organization in keeping with the board’s direction. The duties of management include:
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