RENEWAL 3 Capacity Strengthening & Communications

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RENEWAL 3 Capacity Strengthening & Communications

  1. 1. RENEWAL 3Capacity Strengthening & CommunicationsPresentation by Noora-Lisa Aberman
  2. 2. RENEWAL Network  integration of pillars Multi-sectoral collaboration Action researchCapacitystrengthening Communications
  3. 3. Capacity Strengthening and Communications: levels of engagement International Regional National Local
  4. 4. International Activities• International conferences/meetings – Mexico AIDS Conference• RENEWAL Research Briefs – Contributions from many RENEWAL partners – Dissemination
  5. 5. Regional Activities• Learning Grants – MSc Grant (Zambian NC  Holland) – 2-week intensive of NCs training at IFPRI-HQ• Training Modules – Africa Center for Food Security – Thematic knowledge – Research methods and data analysis• EcoHealth training module – Series of workshops, working multi-sectorally (Nairobi- IDRC & Cape Town-SI) – Intensive interaction with Forced Migration Program at Wits University - IDRC• Proposal Writing and Scientific Writing
  6. 6. National Activities• NAP meetings – Development of networks, sharing of information• Policy Impact Workshops – Uganda & Kenya – Group priorities, team building – Mapping the policymaking network• Training Modules – National Application
  7. 7. Vulnerability Fishing Community Populations to HIV and AIDS
  8. 8. Intervention to Improve Food, Nut. andLivelihood Security in for PLHIV in Kenya
  9. 9. National Activities• NAP meetings – Development of networks, sharing of information• Policy Impact Workshops – Uganda & Kenya – Group priorities, team building – Mapping the policymaking network – Writing policy-specific briefs• Training Modules – National Application
  10. 10. POLICY BRIEF WORKSHEETCharacteristics: focused, professional, evidence-based, limited, succinct, understandable,accessible, promotional, and practical. A. Statement of Problem: a question that requires a decision B. Background of the problem: context of the problem and why it is important; root causes and policy implications. C. Policy Context: What has been done about this problem? What is currently being done? What are other options? D. Policy Recommendations: possible courses of action (approx 3) that could be taken that would address current shortcomings; pros and cons of each; possibly recommendation of which is best. E. Other components: Title, sources, executive summary
  11. 11. National Activities• NAP meetings – Development of networks, sharing of information• Policy Impact Workshops – Uganda & Kenya – Group priorities, team building – Mapping the policymaking network – Writing policy-specific briefs – South Africa, Malawi, and Zambia next• Training Modules – National Application – Malawi (Sam) – Kenya (Margaret ) – South Africa (Benny)
  12. 12. Local & National Activities• Supporting Postgraduate students – ZAMBART in Zambia (2 MSc) – FMRP in South Africa (at least 5 Postgrads)• Research partners – TASO, HEARD, etc.

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