Enabling Kenyan Civil Society Organizations for Lasting Health Impact    Ownership of Local Capacity Development:   Creati...
About FANIKISHA (1)FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project   2
About FANIKISHA (2)Results:1.Strengthened leadership, management andgovernance for local CSOs2.Increased access and use of...
Description of Context (1)CSOs in Kenya                                                                                   ...
Description of Context (2)                     • Kenya lacks widely accepted and used:                        • standardiz...
Description of Context (3)                                                                3 Kenyan CSOsThus:              ...
Key Interventions (1)                             • CSO selection for mentored grantsNeeds and Standards DrivenNeeds and S...
Click to edit MasterInterventions- Scoring Matrix (2)  title styleScore Level Definition Score 1:              The CSO doe...
Approaches & Methodology                             • Training of CSOs on the OCAT and ROCATNeeds and Standards DrivenNee...
Evidence of Success and Achievements (1) • OCAT and ROCAT facilitated CSOs self   capacity assessment • ROCAT took shorter...
Evidenceto Success and Click of edit Master title styleAchievements (2)FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project   11
Lessons Learnt • Capacity building results are not based   on the complexity of a tool but on its:   • Ownership/buy-in by...
Challenges and Counter-strategiesemployed Challenge                  Counter-strategy • Distilling OCAT to ROCAT • Joint r...
Conclusions   • The ROCAT     • Easily facilitates identification of       CSO capacity gaps     • Is cost effective      ...
Recommendations:    • The ROCAT can be replicated in CSOs      with similar context    • Capacity building is dynamic henc...
Enabling Kenyan Civil                                                           Society Organizations for                 ...
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  1. 1. Enabling Kenyan Civil Society Organizations for Lasting Health Impact Ownership of Local Capacity Development: Creating Tools to Close Capacity Gaps in Civil Society Organisations in Kenya First Author: Henry Kilonzo Second Author: Dr. Daraus BukenyaFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 1
  2. 2. About FANIKISHA (1)FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 2
  3. 3. About FANIKISHA (2)Results:1.Strengthened leadership, management andgovernance for local CSOs2.Increased access and use of quality CSO data fordecision making3.Improved quality of institutional strengtheningfor CSOsFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 3
  4. 4. Description of Context (1)CSOs in Kenya ts en rnm ve Go ty un Co New Constitution a Er rty Pa lti- Mu Declaration of HIV as national disaster FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 4
  5. 5. Description of Context (2) • Kenya lacks widely accepted and used: • standardized capacity assessment toolsLow Sustainability • capacity building standards and indicators • standardized methodology for CSO capacity assessment • standardized methodology for measuring capacity building • Thus CSOs aren’t able to : • identify, articulate or prioritize institutional strengthening • drive their capacity development • measure capacity building • access or pay for quality technical assistance FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 5
  6. 6. Description of Context (3) 3 Kenyan CSOsThus: 1 Kenyan CSO Top 100 large scale implementers Top 25 NGOs “Only 1 Kenyan CSO is ranked among the top 25 NGOs; and only 3 among the top 100 CSOs implementing large scale programs in the Kenyan health sector” (Source: The Global Journal)FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 6
  7. 7. Key Interventions (1) • CSO selection for mentored grantsNeeds and Standards DrivenNeeds and Standards Driven • Development of OCAT • Development of the rapid organisational capacity assessment tool (ROCAT) • Development of capacity scoring matrix FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 7
  8. 8. Click to edit MasterInterventions- Scoring Matrix (2) title styleScore Level Definition Score 1: The CSO does not have the relevant tool and/or function in this subcategory Score 2: The CSO has a tool and/or function but does not meet the desired quality or it is incomplete – whether applied or not Score 3: The CSO has the desired tool or function, is complete, is of good quality but is not applied at all or consistently to support the CSO institutional processes. Score 4: The CSO has a tool or function, is complete, is of good quality and is applied consistently to carry out the CSO institutional processes. This is the desired standard for the subcategory FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 8
  9. 9. Approaches & Methodology • Training of CSOs on the OCAT and ROCATNeeds and Standards DrivenNeeds and Standards Driven • Training of CSOs on OCAT and ROCAT systems review checklists • Private sector engagement • Rapid participatory CSO self assessment • Systems review • Focus group discussions • Consensus workshops • Real-time data analysis and presentation FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 9
  10. 10. Evidence of Success and Achievements (1) • OCAT and ROCAT facilitated CSOs self capacity assessment • ROCAT took shorter time compared to OCAT • ROCAT facilitated measuring CSO capacity • ROCAT identified key capacity building gaps • CSOs reviewed their mentorship plans • Increased demand for capacity buildingFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 10
  11. 11. Evidenceto Success and Click of edit Master title styleAchievements (2)FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 11
  12. 12. Lessons Learnt • Capacity building results are not based on the complexity of a tool but on its: • Ownership/buy-in by users • Comprehensiveness • User friendliness • Flexibility in capacity building is criticalFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 12
  13. 13. Challenges and Counter-strategiesemployed Challenge Counter-strategy • Distilling OCAT to ROCAT • Joint review of tools with risked omitting/ partners combining some • Pretesting with CSOs capacity building subcategories FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 13
  14. 14. Conclusions • The ROCAT • Easily facilitates identification of CSO capacity gaps • Is cost effective • Complements the OCATFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 14
  15. 15. Recommendations: • The ROCAT can be replicated in CSOs with similar context • Capacity building is dynamic hence the need for continuous reviewFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 15
  16. 16. Enabling Kenyan Civil Society Organizations for Lasting Health Impact Funding was provided by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Cooperative Agreement AID-623-A-11-00029.FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 16

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