About the Project
Driving Country Level Change, WIHL is a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by Strathmore University Business School for a period of three (3) years. The project seeks to drive organizational change with regards to women leadership in mid-to-senior level positions across the Kenyan health sector.
Following a comprehensive strategy process, the Foundation’s women in leadership (WIL) team began its country-level scoping, planning, and implementation efforts. With some country-specific research and baselining efforts already underway and concluded, the objective was to map women’s career pipelines in the health and analyze the contextual factors (including organizational and national policies) that enable or disable women’s participation and/or advancement in the workplace. In addition to these research investments, the Foundation sought to initiate scoping and landscaping to move the organizational and advocacy pillars forward in each focus country.
To respond to these strategic objectives, SBS partnered with the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) to conduct country level scoping and undertake the implementation of key interventions thus foster the desired organizational change. As the lead/intermediary partner for the project, SBS was tasked with providing leadership and coordination of the three project workstreams:
- Workstream 1: Consortium leadership and project management being undertaken by SBS.
- Workstream 2: Locally centered organizational change being undertaken by SBS.
- Workstream 3: Locally driven and nationally relevant advocacy being implemented collaboratively by KHF & SBS.
The project is being implemented in Kenya, Nigeria, and India.