Two LINC Fellows at the network's 2014 annual meeting


Leadership and Innovation Network for Collaboration in South Africa’s Children’s Sector

Complex social problems require a new thinking and a new way of doing.

While there is significant creativity in South Africa’s children’s sector, there is a need for innovative solutions in key focal areas where stakeholders don’t have all the answers. For South Africa to provide better quality and quantity of service delivery to children, stakeholders will have to think and much more innovatively.

The Leadership and Innovation Network for Collaboration in the Children’s Sector (LINC) is a cross-sector initiative to improve the effectiveness of systemic responses to vulnerable children in South Africa. A project of the Synergos Institute, LINC operates through a fellowship of over 100 leaders from government, NGOs, business, funders, and research/academic bodies in the children’s sector. They represent the only such cross-sectoral group in South Africa.

LINC works by:

  • Enhancing the leadership capacity of leaders in the sector as well organisations, to be more resilient, think systemically and proactively collaborate;
  • Shifting the nature of institutional arrangements in the sector to enhance cohesion, collaboration and coordination; and
  • Creating opportunities for leaders and their organisations to innovate and provide solutions around key challenges in the sector.

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