The Kota Alliance (http://kotaproject.org/
) is a new New York-based non-profit that aims to support organizations working on gender issues and women’s rights. The core purpose of Kota is to help underserved organizations to excel and to collaborate, by offering both programmatic and technical support. Kota will also provide office, co-working and, conference space, event space and lodging for visitors – all at affordable prices. This will be accomplished by creating the space as a social enterprise, and use of the building at market rates by anyone wishing to contribute to the cause.
In late Spring 2015, Kota organized an event, #KotaDay
to offer opportunities for networking and co-learning -- in essence, to showcase its core mission. The day featured keynotes by Dambisa Moyo, Economist and Author; Lopa Banerjee, Chief of the Civil Society Section at UNWomen; and Sheryl WuDunn, Author of A Path Appears. Some hundred participants also attended 14 interactive workshops, topics of which ranged from girls’ rights and women’s in conflict situations, to fundraising and legal issues.
This series of hangouts and blog posts features Expert Insights from selected workshops and their leaders. Hope you find them useful for your non-profit or related work!