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Why Corporate Community Engagement Is Failing in Africa and What Civil Society Organizations Can Do to Change the Tide

by Paul Okumu

Jan 1, 2008

Corporate community engagement is on the increase in Africa. Yet there is nothing much to show for this increased corporate benevolence except unfinished schools and hospitals, broken sewers and abandoned boreholes. This article offers reasons for this disconnect and how NGOs can take advantage of the heightened increase in Corporate Community engagement to not only refocus how companies make and spend their profits, but how they ( NGOs) can tap into the private sector for increased funding.