Support & Networking: Lightup Impact Community & Events
Lightup Impact is a community of practice
A group of people that share an interest and engage in a process of collective learning that creates bonds between them (Wenger 2001). Our 95 members are early-stage founders of grassroots organizations in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda with a focus on gender, health, education, and women and girls’ empowerment in their development programming.
The aim of the community
Interact & Learn together: by engaging in joint activities and discussions
Build a shared collection of experiences, best practices, and ways of solving problems
Foster collaboration over competition for local resources and advocacy
A collective knowledge
We believe that through collective knowledge generated by the community, members will adopt best practices, language, views, and behaviors that are necessary for their growth to build structural change for the sustainable development of their organizations and communities (Gray 2004).
Would you like to join the Lightup Impact Community? Then make sure you read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below to find out if you fit the admission criteria and join us here. We look forward to your application!
Through networking grassroots organizations can leverage collaboration and interaction with other development actors to tackle community problems and ensure their own survival (Barasa et al. 2021; Hoerner 2012; Mutalemwa 2019). We welcome development practitioners and policymakers, researchers, and actors from the private and public sectors to join in our public events.
Check out our latest public event: Sustainable Development of CBOs/NGOs in gender & health in East Africa: the way forward