LOCAL PARTNERS        CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMAddressing Gender Disparities through Organization Development
Local Partners Capacity Building Program • LPCB is an organization development and   competitive grants program for HIV an...
Gender and HIV and AIDS  • Gender disparities impact the spread of HIV    and AIDS through unequal power relations    and ...
Key Interventions  1. Gender and Leadership training for 107     Partner Organizations (POs)  2. Training in Gender Analys...
Gender and Leadership Training  • General introduction to Gender and how it is    relevant to Organization Leadership     ...
Gender Analysis Training  • Practical gender analysis using Harvard    Analytical Framework  • Integrating results from ge...
Gender Framework• Numbers of women and men at every level of  organization (Board & decision making roles )• Policies to p...
Community Gender Initiatives• Grants encouraged gender initiatives• Examples of activities selected for funding:      – Aw...
Mentoring of POs• On-site follow-up by LPCB HIV and AIDS  Technical Team• Similar support provided from Capacity Leaders  ...
Resources Required & Challenges• To date a total of approx. USD 105,000 was spent  on gender trainings and USD 321,561prov...
Achievements• LPCB successfully:      – Incorporated gender into its OD approach      – Funded 9 community-level initiativ...
Lessons Learnt • Focus on Gender should be built into project   design from the beginning • Require gender training & gend...
Conclusion• Increasing awareness of and response to gender  equity issues is a critical component of HIV  programming and ...
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  • Reflects entrenched cultural realities in Zambia, where men generally hold leadership positions
  • its leadership style, approach to planning, management style and systems, human resources, financial resources and viability), & its external resources & relations An organization’s culture is composed of the norms, values and attitudes and behaviorthat can influence decision-making and day-to-day interaction in the organizations
  • Practices to implement policies effectively e.g. provide training in gender analysisGender-HIV Action Plan & National Strategic HIV and AIDS Framework
  • Capacity Leaders - (intermediary support organizations) – trained by LPCBODFS – external organizational development consultants – trained by LPCB
  • Other costs included the following: Cost of development, production and dissemination of Gender FrameworkCost of follow-up mentoring and backstopping by LPCB team, CLs and ODFs
  • Addressing gender issues in development improves programme outcomesGender mainstreaming ensures better targeting for improved service delivery
  • Dorase Zulu - LPCB, Zambia

    1. 1. LOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMAddressing Gender Disparities through Organization Development
    2. 2. Local Partners Capacity Building Program • LPCB is an organization development and competitive grants program for HIV and AIDS organizations in Zambia • Funded by PEPFAR through USAID-Zambia • Aims to improve the capacity of local NGOs, FBOs and CBOs to ensure efficient and effective expansion of HIV and AIDS programsLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 2
    3. 3. Gender and HIV and AIDS • Gender disparities impact the spread of HIV and AIDS through unequal power relations and their affect sexual behaviour • Among LPCB partners, the majority of senior staff positions were held by males while the majority of beneficiaries were femaleLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 3
    4. 4. Key Interventions 1. Gender and Leadership training for 107 Partner Organizations (POs) 2. Training in Gender Analysis for 107 POs 3. Gender Framework (guidelines) developed 4. LPCB funded community gender initiatives 5. Mentoring/backstopping of POsLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 4
    5. 5. Gender and Leadership Training • General introduction to Gender and how it is relevant to Organization Leadership – Governance (board, mission, autonomy) – Management & leadership style (barriers to women’s advancement in organization) – Organizational culture (attitudes/behaviour that influence decision-making,) – Day-to-day interaction between men and womenLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 5
    6. 6. Gender Analysis Training • Practical gender analysis using Harvard Analytical Framework • Integrating results from gender analysis into development programming – Internal (within the organization) – External (in relation to programs) • Social, cultural norms (attitudes/behaviour that influence decision-making, etc., in society) • Day-to-day interaction between men and women in communities with whom POs workLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 6
    7. 7. Gender Framework• Numbers of women and men at every level of organization (Board & decision making roles )• Policies to promote gender equality in governance, strategy, programs, and HR• Organizational culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, safety• Practices to implement policies effectively• Reference to National plans and frameworksLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 7
    8. 8. Community Gender Initiatives• Grants encouraged gender initiatives• Examples of activities selected for funding: – Awareness-raising on gender-based violence(GBV) – Increasing male involvement in PMTCT – Sensitization on how unequal power relations impact HIV/AIDS – Couples counselling using “RESPECT” modelLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 8
    9. 9. Mentoring of POs• On-site follow-up by LPCB HIV and AIDS Technical Team• Similar support provided from Capacity Leaders and Organization Development Facilitators (ODFs) trained by LPCBLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 9
    10. 10. Resources Required & Challenges• To date a total of approx. USD 105,000 was spent on gender trainings and USD 321,561provided in direct funding to POs focusing on gender activities• Specific gender activities were initiated later in LPCB’s period of performance• Changing deeply-entrenched cultural norms cannot happen overnight• Women and victims of GBV do not feel empowered to challenge the status quoLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 10
    11. 11. Achievements• LPCB successfully: – Incorporated gender into its OD approach – Funded 9 community-level initiatives addressing harmful gender norms and behaviors• In 2012, 54% of partner organizations enrolled were woman-led or women-focused, an increase of 32% from 2007-2011LOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 11
    12. 12. Lessons Learnt • Focus on Gender should be built into project design from the beginning • Require gender training & gender analysis as part of grant funding • Gender analysis findings must inform programming • Data collection efforts should focus on the impact of gender interventions on HIV • Evaluate changes in gender norms as a result of programmingLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 12
    13. 13. Conclusion• Increasing awareness of and response to gender equity issues is a critical component of HIV programming and OD• Behaviour change communication activities to transform deeply entrenched gender norms need to be on going• Addressing gender disparities requires commitment at all levels: funder, organization, and communityLOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM 13

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