Tackling the HIV/AIDS Pandemic Through Multi-partner Stakeholder Engagement
(11 pages of text)
The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI), a South African non-government organization, played a crucial role in turning the tide in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. The organization significantly influenced the national response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through its credibility, research output and multiple stakeholder engagement. The collaborative multiparty relationships between WRHI's stakeholders were a key component of the organization's success. However, WRHI’s sustainability faced serious challenges in the rapidly changing operating environment, particularly since the organization was totally dependent on funders. What strategic initiatives should WRHI pursue?
To understand the following concepts:
- Multiparty stakeholder management and engagement.
- Power and influence in adaptive leadership.
- Capacity-building for effective execution.
- Risks of mission drift.
The case is appropriate for graduate level programs on non-profit leadership, social entrepreneurship, human resource management, and organizational development and change. It is intended for use within MBA or master's-level public management programs.
Social Advocacy Organizations
South Africa, Large, 2012
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