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Community of Practice

  1. 1. Community of Practice for Data Use From Data to Impact: Using Health Data For Results Symposium Arusha, Tanzania January 28-29, 2009 Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge
  2. 2. What is a CoP? <ul><li>A group of individuals sharing a common interest and goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates continuous learning as the group shares their experience. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits of a CoP <ul><li>Solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange information </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Standardize practices </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid mistakes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Example : AIMEnet <ul><li>The HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Network is for members to ask questions and seek advice regarding M&E of HIV/AIDS programs. More than 1,000 members from more than 85 countries now subscribe to AIMEnet. Members are from global-level organizations, grassroots NGOs, donor agency headquarters, ministries of health, national AIDS coordinating bodies, research institutions, and universities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>What should the CoP provide to facilitate data use for you and your organization? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you contribute to the CoP to facilitate data use? </li></ul>Data to Impact CoP – What do we want it to do?
  6. 6. Next steps <ul><li>Conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations, handouts, discussion summaries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initiation of the CoP </li></ul>