Aliou Boly has over 25 years of experience in institutional and organizational capacity building, human resources capacity development in the areas of non-formal Education, adult education and training, health, food security, education research, through policy formulation and implementation, the design, management and implementation of innovative programs, the design and implementation of management and leadership training workshop. Dr. Boly's experience includes change management training, helping managers think, feel and become indeed managers and leaders; organizational paradigm shift to better help organizations cope with a continuously changing world characterized knowledge sharing and information technology; intercultural and language training to foster cultural understand and integration. Dr. Boly has extensive experience in the design and facilitation of management and leadership training programs, strategic planning processes, the United Nation Development Assistance Framework, the design and facilitation of team building workshop, the design, management, implementation and monitoring of non-formal education programs, for inter-governmental organizations, United Nations Agencies, international and local non-governmental organizations, and for United States Peace Corps.
Design and implemented a new educational paradigm for out school children
Won a medal of Honor from the Government of Burkina Faso "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Acedemiques" for the work done in the education sector.
Responsible for UNESCO's Capacity Building Program for Education for All literacy component. As such, provided technical support to 42 countries in Africa, Asia and the Arab region with low literacy rates to develop and implement literacy acceleration strategies and program. Initiated, designed and sought funding for literacy acceleration programs to increase access to quality literacy programs for out-of-school-children, and to provide life skills and functional literacy skills to adults within a lifelong learning framework. Countries covered include Benin, Burkina Faso, Central Africa Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. Co-designed the education flagship program of the Africa Department to strengthen sustainable development through the establishment of a quality, equitable and relevant education systems in Africa. Negotiated with Ministry officials, provided assistance in developing budget and work plans, developed capacity in managing national programs, organizing international conferences around very specific forward looking and challenging topics with diverse resource persons including universities, research institutions, private sector, United Nations agencies and civil society organizations.
Convinced that economic, cultural and social development required competent and capable public, civil societies as well as private organizations with a highly qualified and committed personnel with a strong sense of accountability founded traDE and managed three major components of the company: Management and Leadership Consulting, language and cultural adaptation learning institute and an innovative design of an educational system for out-of-school youth. Hired and led a team of 10 full time professionals and 15 part-time professionals; partnered with Embassies, NGOs, government and inter-governmental agencies.
For the Management and Leadership consulting services, provided technical support to the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) an ECOWAS specialized institution, by leading their first ever strategic planning process over year period that concluded in the organization five year strategy with shared vision, mission statements, core values, strategic directions and an overall 5 year action plan along with the first 90 days detailed activities plan. Led several CARE International offices' strategic planning retreats (Care Niger, Mali, Togo- Ghana- Benin, Bangladesh; facilitated several United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) retreats. Countries include Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Central Africa Republic; provided people skills training to senior staff of organization such as WAHO, United Nations Secretariat, the Economic Commission for Africa, the International Labor Organization and Care International to help them develop the set of core skills, competencies and values specific to their organizational core business and long term views. Provided technical assistance to Care International, Save the Children, and Plan International to develop, put in place and implement performance management systems.
For the Education program, initiated separate regional situational analysis to determine the economic potential of each in order to develop curricula enabling students to create a variety of viable economic activities. Successfully lobbied provincial and national government and parliamentarians for support; mobilized private sector contributors and developed broad support in the face of strong resistance; negotiated over $7,000,000 in funding from US and European governments; received a national Medal of Honor, Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques from the Government of Burkina Faso for the achievements in Education.
Led the creation and management of a Language Training Institute with programs in English, French Jula, Moore, and Fulfulde for the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) including the Young Professional Intern Program (YPIP), for high school students through the State Department ACCESS Program, for foreign volunteers from the Netherlands, USA (Peace Corps), Taiwan, and Japan, for American and European missionaries and for Burkinabe professionals.
Coordinated and monitored a network of educational researchers from West and Central Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone). Oversaw the development of the national educational research network, conducted fund raising activities with international and bilateral partners for research in education; supervised education research teams and coordinated with ministries of education of the region.
Designed, coordinated and implemented a capacity building training program for a group of local Malian NGO intervening in the education and micro finance sectors; provided them with long term coaching that includes strategic planning and team building retreats, project proposal writing, and fund raising activities.
In Central and West Africa, developed capacities for health service providers in the area of reproductive health; trained 100+ midwives and nurses; delivered Training of Trainers workshops for medical doctors and midwives; facilitated first ever national seminars to develop reproductive health policies in Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso.
In support to the Regional Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS), prepare and facilitate Agriculture Joint Sector Review consultation for Burkina Faso in order to help participants comprised of state and non-state stakeholders to evaluate the policy and institutional environment of the implementation of the National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP); to examine progress made to the achievement of NAIP target outcomes and create baseline for future reviews; to assess the adequacy of existing processes to effectively carry out such review in the future and identify actions to remedy eventual weaknesses.
Member of an evaluation team, conducted an external evaluation of the CILSS work program 2009 -2013 in order to assess the results and performance of the 2009 – 2013 strategic work plan and highlight the lessons and recommendations to support phase II strategic work plan
Implemented phase I of a plan to improvement of the use of Human Resources for Health in Cote d'ivoire that led to design and finalization of the evaluation tools to collect data on health personals supported during the implementation of a management and leadership training program by Apt Associates; design the data collection methodology agenda.
Conducted Phase I of a study aiming at implementing a health coverage pilot strategy in the agriculture and in the informal sectors in Mali; collected data on key stakeholders directly involved in health coverage regarding the current capabilities of their structures and organs in terms of human, material and financial; assess their needs in terms of restructuring, human resources, material and financial structures in view of implementing the pilot phase.
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