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Joint Learning Initiatives overview

  1. 1. UNICEF Joint Learning Initiativeon Faith and Local Communities Briefing on Evidence for Faith Groups’ Activity and Contributions to International Community Health and Development, Sydney Australia Rob Kilpatrick, Co-Chair and Jean Duff, Coordinator
  2. 2. Christian Aid JLI F&LC Vision: •Robust evidence and smart communications to transform the quality, effectiveness, and impact of partnerships between faith groups and the development community •Collaborative learning platform that is cross sector, interfaith, cross discipline 2
  3. 3. The Joint Learning Initiative • Why: To support effective engagement with faith groups by practitioners, policy makers, and donors • Who: Over 70 multi-sector & international partners • How: Collecting, commissioning, and communicating evidence about the faith groups’ activity and impact 3
  4. 4. Who: JLI F&LC Steering Committee Anglican Alliance Rachel Carnegie CAFOD Chris Bain and James Marchant Christian Aid Paul Valentin DigniJørnLemvik Partnership for Faith & DevelopmentJean Duff IRHAP Jill Olivier Islamic Relief AtallahFitzgibbon &Helen Stawski McKinsey & Company John Drew Samaritan's Purse Chris Blackham, Ruth Sanders Tearfund Matthew Frost (Co-Chair) TraidmissionRob Kilpatrick (Co-Chair) UNAIDS Sally Smith UNFPA AzzaKaram World Vision Int. Dan Ole Shani 4
  5. 5. Joint Learning Hubs Collect HUBS: Self-driven, Collaborative, open source learning communities, supported by JLI F&LC Communicate 5 Commission
  6. 6. 4 JLI F&LC Learning Hubs Resilience: HIV & Maternal Health: What is the impact of faith groups in promoting individual&community resilience in humanitarian situations? What is the impact of faith groups on HIV and Maternal Health, with special attention to PMTCT and skilled birth attendants? Immunization: Capacity Building: How do and can faith groups contribution to the delivery of vaccines and immunizations? 6 What are faith groups doing to strengthen the capacity of faith groups to care for the communities, and to collect and communicate data?
  7. 7. Learning Hub: HIV/AIDS and Maternal Health 7 What is the impact of faith groups on HIV and Maternal Health, with special attention to PMTCT and skilled birth attendants?
  8. 8. HIV/AIDS & Maternal Health: Who’s been involved? Co-Chairs: UNFPA, AzzaKaram World Vision: ChristoGreyling Glasgow University: Julie Clague Members CAFOD, GeorigiaBurford CMMB, Jeff Jordan Sara Melillo Caritas Internationalis, Robert Vitillo Dutch Royal Tropical Institute, Korrie de Koning Emory University IFHP, SandraThurman IRHAP, Jill Olivier IRNARA,Rijk van Dijk Islamic Relief, Atallah Fitzgibbon, Najat El Hamri, &MamounAbuarqub 8 Nordic Consulting Group, CatrineShroff OjusMedical Institute, AsavariHerwadkar Oxford University, Nadine Beckmann, Traidmission, Rob Kilpatrick, World YWCA, NyaradzaiGumbonzvanda, University of Glasgow, Dr Julie Clague, UNFPA, Dawn Minott UNICEF, Julia Kim USAID, AfeefaSyeed, Utrecht University, Martha Fredericks, World Council of Churches, World Vision, Kate Eardley, Christo Greyling, Logy Murray & Jane Chege Unaffiliated: SigrunMogedal, Lucy Muriuki, Astrid Bochow, ManojKurian
  9. 9. Hypothesis: Maternal health services are commonly provided by faith-based actors Data Point 1: In Uganda, 50% of maternal health and child services are provided through faith-based institutions (USAID & Access 2007). Data Point 2: 90% of faith-inspired health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa offer maternal and newborn services (Chand and Patterson 2007) Data Point 3: Faith groups provide 70% of nursing and midwifery training in Malawi and Uganda, and between 30 to 55% in Tanzania and Zambia (Pearl, Chand, and Hafner 2009) 9
  10. 10. Hypothesis: Faith groups influence demand for and uptake of maternal and child health services Data Point 1: Faith community engagement helped improve the percentage of pregnant women who received a course of IPT under direct observation from 43% to 94% in Kasese District, Uganda (USAID & Access 2007) Data Point 2: Faith-based interventions in Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, the DRC and India found that these programs couple outreach to the broader communities with clinical services (Chand & Patterson 2007) Data Point 3: Religious and spiritual beliefs were seen to be a key barrier to exclusive breast feeding from a 2010 barrier analysis in Burundi (Francisco 2010) 10
  11. 11. Samaritan's Purse Learning Hub: Capacity Building 11 How do Faith Groups strengthen the capacity of Local Faith Communities to care for the health and wellbeing of their communities?
  12. 12. Anglican Alliance Learning Hub: Resilience 12 What is the impact of faith groups in promoting individual and community resilience in humanitarian situations?
  13. 13. Global Polio Eradication Initiative Learning Hub: Immunization 13 How do faith groups contribute to the delivery of vaccines and immunizations?
  14. 14. Collaborate: Joinand shape the JLI; join a Learning Hub; start a new Hub; lead new research. Robust Exchange and learn: Share your data to best evidence about the impact of faith groups; learn from others; use effectively evidence to inform practice and policy engage faith Communicate: Share the evidence groups & drive and insights from Joint learning to policy and influence key stakeholders, donors practice Sponsor/co-fundJLI F&LC Hubs, Information exchange 14
  15. 15. Collaborate Exchange Communicate Sponsor/co-fund 15 15 Faith Communities Fully Engaged to Robust Data Realize a World Without Poverty
  16. 16. Thank You to all 70+collaborators and to JLI F&LC funders: CAFOD, Christian Aid, The MacLellanFoundation, McKinsey & Company, Samaritan’s Purse, Tearfund, UNFPA and World Vision International 16

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