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Leadership & Community Engagement, ICL-Africa, Benard Barasa, LMG Health Conference, 31Jan13


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Presentation during the session on LMG Training Successes at the First National Conference on Health Leadership, Management and Governance

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Leadership & Community Engagement, ICL-Africa, Benard Barasa, LMG Health Conference, 31Jan13

  1. 1. I CHOOSE LIFE – AFRICA First National Conference on Health Leadership, Management and Governance Benard BarasaInstitutional Strengthening and Programs Coordinator I Choose Life-Africa 29 January – 1 February 2013
  2. 2. Background of I Choose Life(ICL) Civil Society Organisation Registered as youth focussed NGO in 2004 Programs in over 150 institutions both secondary and tertiary institutions across 13 counties in Kenya reaching over 1 million youth reached with behavior change messages annually 54 full time staff, 82 HIV Counseling & Testing Counsellors , over 100 volunteers Annual budget is over Ksh. 120millionFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 2
  3. 3. VISION & MISSION VISION MISSION To create a movement of individuals that enhanceHealthy Africa, the quality of life for communities through Empowered health initiatives, economic empowerment, People! academic & mentoring and improved leadership & governance FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 3
  4. 4. ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY BEFORE FANIKISHA • Rapid expansion • Weak financials and HR systems • Competing donor demands • Lack of internal capacity to address organizational challenges • The Journey with FANIKISHA begins!FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 4
  5. 5. INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING THROUGH FANIKISHA SUPPORT 1. Mentorship plan developed and implemented 2. Review of governance manual and board induction 3. Development of Board Performance PlanFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 5
  6. 6. INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING OUTCOMES  Governance manual developed and implemented e.g all organizational manuals, policies and budget approved by Board  Performance based management instituted e.g the CEO developed his annual performance targets  Use of Balance Score Card for performance management  Board attendance increased  Board reviewing financial reports  CEO performance being evaluated by the Board against set targetsFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 6
  7. 7. INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT • Clear performance targets has lead to deliberate and targeted community engagement, increasing reach • Specific strategic communication materials have been developed for the community • ICL has been planning with the community, not for the community (BRIEFLY SAY HOW)FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 7
  8. 8. INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT • The focus on service delivery at the end of the day is addressing the needs of the clients e.g. strengthened procurement system has led to more efficient delivery of commodities to the community • Credibility with the donors has led to increased resources e.g obtained 2 million shillings from broadcasting success storiesFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 8
  9. 9. Healthy and Empowered!FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 9
  10. 10. THANK YOU www.ichooselife.or.keFANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project 10