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USAID's Dianna Lightfoot explores examples of successful faith-based organization partnerships with USAID and shares resources to help organizations partner with USAID.

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  1. 1. USAID Global Health CCIH 2019
  2. 2. “The goal of foreign assistance is to end the need for its existence” -USAID Administrator Ambassador Mark Green Focus on Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations Partnerships • Since 1961, USAID has worked with faith and community based organizations • You are indispensable partners in our effort to save lives, reduce poverty, and strengthen communities to assist in humanitarian crises • The Bureau for Global Health is a core part of USAID with offices in the following areas: – Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition – HIV/AIDS – Infectious Disease – Population and Reproductive Health – Health Systems – Center for Innovation and Impact • Each office engages with Faith and Community-based organizations
  3. 3. Examples of Successful Partnerships – The Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association (NIFAA), “a Christian-Muslim faith-based partnership, unique in its national reach and implementation, trains and empowers Nigerian faith leaders to be at the forefront in the fight against poverty and disease and advocacy regarding poverty reduction and disease control and eradication”, with focus action issues being malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and polio. – A key partner of NIFAA implemented the Faiths United for Health campaign (2009-10) to train 300,000 religious leaders to promote the use of antimalarial bed nets. An independent evaluation of this campaign showed that reported net usage was up from 25-50%. – Sierra Leone: World Hope International: “Preventing Ebola Through Faith and Cultural Leadership Project” worked with local faith and community leaders to support the Ebola prevention campaign and support safe burial practices to prevent the further spread of Ebola. They trained teams on how to perform safe and dignified to ensure that religious and cultural traditions were respected
  4. 4. Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) Grants to FBOs under Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) umbrella 4 Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) • Goal: Build the global evidence base that FBOs provide critical services for FP/HTSP. • Created low-literacy faith-based materials • Goal: Integrate Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies (HTSP) into existing church health structures and facilities. • Implemented a cascaded FP training with Church of Uganda leadership and health facility staff in four dioceses.
  5. 5. Administration Support USAID/Global Health’s priorities for faith and community engagement include: 1. Becoming a better bridge between FBOs and USG 2. Increasing capacity of FBOs to better compete for funding 3. Eliminating barriers to competing for funding 4. Increasing collaboration among organizations like yours to address some of world’s greatest needs With these goals in mind, your partnership is critical. 2018 Executive Order increased focus and strength to USAID FBO partnerships
  6. 6. Identifying Partnering Opportunities The Journey to Self-Reliance and Sustainability The New Partnerships Initiative focuses on working with new or under-utilized smaller, mid-sized organizations and indigenous groups around the world. • USAID has 12,000 + projects in (5) Regions of the world: Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Sub- Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean • 75% of our workforce is overseas; two-thirds of funding is in the field • USAID has more than 9,000 staff working around the world with Missions in more than 80 countries and programs in more than 100 countries. USAID Missions: https://www.usaid.gov/mission-directory
  7. 7. Identifying Funding Opportunities Missions Websites http:www.usaid.gov/missions/ Country Strategies https:www.usaid.gov/results-and-data/planning/country-strategies-cdcs A Systematic Approach Four Step Work Plan: Summary “Identifying Funding Opportunities to Partner with USAID” and “Understanding Types of Awards” http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/get-grant-or-contract/trainings-how-work-usaid
  8. 8. To be eligible to apply for U.S. federal awards (grants or contracts), entities need to register for three things: 1. DUNS Number 2. CAGE or NCAGE a. U.S.-based organizations need a Commercial and Governmental Entity (CAGE) Code b. Non US-based organizations need a NATO Commercial and Governmental Entity (NCAGE) Code 3. SAM (System for Award Management) Registration Requirements
  9. 9. Sustainability: Investing with Faith-Based Now and For the Future USAID-Global Health Goals include building capacity and reducing disease in resilient, sustainable health systems. • Building self-reliance and sustainability takes time and commitment • Investments should focus on changing systems of care in-country with those most invested in their communities long term • USAID recognizes faith-based groups are long term partners • Investments now pay dividends in the future

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