Strengthening Community Structures to  Deliver Coordinated Quality Care to      Highly Vulnerable ChildrenEfrem, H. and Ra...
Presentation Outline    Background and Context    Evidence based support – applying Community    Capacity Assessment Barom...
Background and Context• Pact/Program for Highly Vulnerable Children is a $  92 million five year program funded by USAID• ...
Formation and Membership of CCs CCs are established and/or strengthened in 240  woredas (districts) across the nation CC...
Why Community Structures need CCB? Local community structures are the vehicle for  sustaining care and support for HVC an...
What is Community Capacity Barometer -                 Domains                                         Resource           ...
How CCB Works and Capacity AssessmentProcessThe CCB assessment process follows three interlinkedsteps…Pre-Assessment      ...
Program Interventions    Conducted training in CCB use to more than 260    community facilitators of the 40 CSOs    Based ...
Key Achievements    CCs have begun to:              Bank A/C opened by one CC      Mobilize resources such as      land fo...
Case example – CC in one community• Resource mapping conducted and documented in their  office• Mobilized local community ...
Cont’d...case example• Starting September 2011, school fee exemption  from a private school for 34 HVC• Linked children wi...
Lessons learned• Building community capacity requires a new  suite of tools beyond those used to assess and  strengthen or...
Next steps Further analysis of collected data, report a and  dissemination Repeat CCB assessment to determine the  chang...
AcknowledgmentsAuthors are grateful for the generous supportof USAID to the Ethiopian communityWe also thank:• Pact and Ye...
Thank you!!4/4/2013                 15
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  1. 1. Strengthening Community Structures to Deliver Coordinated Quality Care to Highly Vulnerable ChildrenEfrem, H. and Radeny, S. March 18, 2013
  2. 2. Presentation Outline Background and Context Evidence based support – applying Community Capacity Assessment Barometer (CCB) Practical experience, key achievements and lessons learned4/4/2013 2
  3. 3. Background and Context• Pact/Program for Highly Vulnerable Children is a $ 92 million five year program funded by USAID• Goal is to reduce child and family vulnerability by strengthening systems and structures at all levels• Target is 500,000 Highly Vulnerable Children annually over five year period• Partners include 2 INGOs, 40 local CSOs, relevant Government partners and over 1,200 community committees4/4/2013 3
  4. 4. Formation and Membership of CCs CCs are established and/or strengthened in 240 woredas (districts) across the nation CCs are formed by Pact’s IPs in collaboration with the GoE’s BoWCYA and other stakeholders CC membership: – Offices of Women Children and Youth Affairs, Education, Health, and Micro and Small Enterprises; – CBOs, FBOs, Child representative; and – Influential individuals in the community4/4/2013 4
  5. 5. Why Community Structures need CCB? Local community structures are the vehicle for sustaining care and support for HVC and families Most tools such as OCAT, are complex and focus on organizational capacity CCB provides a simplified approach for community groups to identify strengths, address gaps and build capacity for effective coordination of care The focus on Coordination of Care allows CCs to use CCB to prioritize access to services for HVC – something most CB tools don’t offer4/4/2013 5
  6. 6. What is Community Capacity Barometer - Domains Resource Leadership Participation Mobilization Project Networking & Coordination Monitoring & Partnership of Care Reporting4/4/2013 6
  7. 7. How CCB Works and Capacity AssessmentProcessThe CCB assessment process follows three interlinkedsteps…Pre-Assessment During Assessment Post Assessment •Notify CC for the •Data collection through •Prepare Capacity assessment interactive Strengthening Plan •Agree on time & place discussion, document for the assessment review, etc... •Targeted Capacity •Identify facilitator Strengthening •Form assessment team •Data analysis, prepare intervention report •Review of decisions and results4/4/2013 7
  8. 8. Program Interventions Conducted training in CCB use to more than 260 community facilitators of the 40 CSOs Based on findings of CCB: Training e.g. CSI, Coordinated Care, Better Parenting,... Coaching; and Materials provision4/4/2013 8
  9. 9. Key Achievements CCs have begun to: Bank A/C opened by one CC Mobilize resources such as land for IG, money, from the local sources; Coordinate provision of care services to HVC through referral from various service providers e.g. Education, Health, Shelter and food Actively participate in HVC identification and approving care plans Monitor and support volunteers4/4/2013 9
  10. 10. Case example – CC in one community• Resource mapping conducted and documented in their office• Mobilized local community to support HVC through donations and sponsorships• Since March 2012, collected $ 4161 from Idir/CBO members & deposited in a bank A/C opened for this purpose• The CC honors contributors: A Honored Ambassador, Mothers’ Ambassador and Fathers’ Ambassador• The CC conducted regular meetings twice a month to review progress and plan actions to address gaps4/4/2013 10
  11. 11. Cont’d...case example• Starting September 2011, school fee exemption from a private school for 34 HVC• Linked children with disabilities to service providers• Rewarded 68 best performing HVC in the past year• Supported 60 community volunteers: program updates, guidance for referrals, orientation, etc.• The CC has developed a vision statement describing their intentions to support HVC using locally mobilized efforts and resources4/4/2013 11
  12. 12. Lessons learned• Building community capacity requires a new suite of tools beyond those used to assess and strengthen organizations• Proper use of CCB enhances coordination of services and increases access to care for HVC• To be effective tools like CCB should be simple, focused and with clear indicators4/4/2013 12
  13. 13. Next steps Further analysis of collected data, report a and dissemination Repeat CCB assessment to determine the change and address additional gaps; Identify progressive sites and use as model communities for learning4/4/2013 13
  14. 14. AcknowledgmentsAuthors are grateful for the generous supportof USAID to the Ethiopian communityWe also thank:• Pact and Yekokeb Berhan staff• IP staff• Community Committees working with this program• 5 Community Committees from Kore CFDA4/4/2013 14
  15. 15. Thank you!!4/4/2013 15

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