At Touch, we believe that our mission to build the health systems of the future for sub-Saharan Africa can only be achieved and sustained by ensuring that our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are central to our strategy, policies, and practices.
It is the responsibility of our organization to pursue an agenda of DEI growth, which we define as:
1. Leadership and Advisors
We are committed to diversifying the composition of our Board of Directors with the aim of integrating the expertise and perspectives of African business and social sector leaders, medical professionals, and area experts in global health.
2. Staff and Partners
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff who represent the countries and communities where Touch implements health programming and to partnering with ethical, effective, and values-aligned peer organization and funders.
3. Organizational Culture
We are committed to building and growing an organizational culture that nurtures talent, prioritizes communication and transparency, and integrates values-centered and people-centered program design, operations management, and external affairs.
In May 2022, Touch Foundation Board of Directors endorsed the following goals over the next 3 years to enhance and extend Touch’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the execution of our mission:
Leadership & Advisory
Staff & Partners
The Touch Board-level Committee, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Advancement Officer, shall hold ultimate accountability for ensuring that Touch pursues and achieves these goals as a cornerstone of mission advancement and organizational growth.