African Pearl was contracted by the European Union to provide management and facilitation services for 9 provincial based dialogues (conferences) on behalf of the Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs (CoGTA).The project entailed engaging relevant stakeholders such as mayors, speakers, local government officials, municipal managers, ward councillors and ward committee members, on issues pertaining to public participation and on the very concept of participatory democracy. The outcomes of the project were to establish tangible, practical recommendations and strategies for the improvement of public participation that can be implemented nationally. African Pearl Training was contracted to assist in the management and organisation of the Sedibeng District Municipality HIV & AIDS Summit 2008. The scope of work included programme design and the presentation of a detailed report that would act as a guideline for implementing the municipality's 5 year HIV & Aids intervention strategy. African Pearl was contracted over a 3 year period to develop a standardised Peer Education Programme for the 15 demarcated districts of the Gauteng Department of Education. The scope of work included research, strategy planning, program design, material design & development, training of district officials and educators as well as the submission of a comprehensive report detailing input, progress and recommendations for possible future scenarios. The successful implementation of this project resulted in a request for management and facilitation of the 2009 Peer Education Conference for the National Department of Education. The Department of Education-Joburg Central contracted African Pearl to develop an intense leadership and change management programme to improve organisational performance at schools identified as being in a crisis. The scope of work included design, development and training of a multi-phased intervention strategy. This project was acknowledged by the District Director of Soweto as one of the most successful interventions for underperforming schools in the district.