This SPEAK! Campaign in 2019 was coordinated by a Global Team of four persons working with local organisations in different regions across the world. My name is Frederic Adou and as part of the SPEAK! Global Team, I worked from my home in Ivory Coast to directly support 22 organisations in West Africa, Central Africa, Francophone African Countries and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
In just one month, we built a strong network with ten other diverse organizations focused on preparing for each of our SPEAK! events. We began by meeting in person for two days of training. The interactive process of event idea brainstorming, presentation, and feedback created a cohesive action-oriented spirit as equal partners.