Governance and organisational structure
AkiDwA is a registered charity in Ireland (CHY 17227) and we are also registered with the Charities Regulator as Akina Dada wa Africa (Charity Number 2006341). AkiDwA also operates as a company limited by guarantee without capital share (Company number 370089).
The organisation is governed by a Board of Directors from diverse backgrounds and professions. The board meets six times a year. An Annual General Assembly is held every year where an annual report is delivered which includes a narrative of activities. A financial report is also shared and discussed with stakeholders. The work of the organisations is supported by an advisory committee made up of both migrants and indigenous people with different backgrounds and expertise.
An Evaluation carried out by AkiDwA in 2018 indicated that our organisation has highly qualified board members and has skilful, knowledgeable and motivated staff who take pride in their work with members, volunteers and target groups. You can see an organisation chart here
In 2019 AkiDwA produced a new strategic plan to guide our work from 2019-2021, which we called Shaping The Future.
AkiDwA is fully compliant with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland, having completed the journey to compliance in April 2019.