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Theory of Change

GENTE is dedicated to fostering opportunities for the next generation of leaders in Equatorial Guinea to address critical gaps in higher education, natural resources management, and public health. Check out our Theory of Change below to see how we plan to achieve our mission.


To benefit the people of Equatorial Guinea through (i) education, (ii) jobs creation, (iii) environmental protection, and (iv) health care capacity.


  • Funding
  • GENTE Consortium led by Drexel University with higher education partners and member institutions


  • Establish the GENTE Consortium to be led by Drexel
  • Establish the GENTE Scholars Program
  • Pilot online undergraduate program with U.S. universities
  • Provide vocational scholarships
  • Establish the GENTE Environmental Stewardship Jobs Program
  • Strengthen protection framework for the Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve and Monte Alén National Park
  • Assist with the incubation of at least 6 sustainable local livelihoods focused on nature-based tourism
  • Maintain rigorous program monitoring, program evaluation, and communications plans


GENTE Scholars Program

  • Launch of Program in Equatorial Guinea
  • Recruitment of 3 cohorts of Equatoguinean college grads (approximately 12 -persons each) for graduate programs
  • Recruitment of approximately 20 Equatoguinean undergraduates for online BS degree
  • Online undergraduate STEM curriculum in Spanish
  • Development of scholarship program for training craftspeople in Equatorial Guinea for up to 150 students
  • GENTE teaching fellows mentor undergraduates in Equatorial Guinea online

GENTE Environmental Stewardship Jobs Program

  • Development of protected areas management plan for Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve and Monte Alén National Park
  • Work to increase opportunities for EG employment in travel, tourism and hospital industries through recruitment and training, incubator program, and executive leadership training and mentorship

GENTE Health Care Grants Program

  • Award up to 400,000 USD for health solutions in Equatorial Guinea
  • Forge stronger connections across the international health community

Monitoring & Evaluation Plan

  • Implement project management plan (internal)
  • Implement project evaluation plan (external)
  • Implement external financial audit plan
  • Bi-annual program assessments and reports

Communications Plan

  • Reports on research and evaluation findings publications, presentations, cost data, media, and research-practice tools

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