Community-Based Organization Capacity Building Project
In Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria, Pathfinder aims to improve the organizational capacity of community-based organizations to affect health and community systems strengthening. Pathfinder provides training and support to help improve the organizations' ability to prevent HIV transmission, particularly mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
In all three countries, Pathfinder uses its internally developed Straight to the Point tools to assess where each community-based organization has room to grow and improve.
This tool leads an organization or group step-by-step through the process of creating a workplan—from setting goals and objectives, to choosing activities, to planning timing and assigning responsibility—and includes a workplan template.
This Straight to the Point capacity building tool offers a brief introduction to a few essential accounting practices and provides a checklist to help organizations assess whether they are meeting these fundamental requirements.
Organizations and groups can use this tool to guide a group activity with members of the community they work with in order to identify the major barriers to adopting a specific healthier behavior and to prioritize which barriers should be addressed first.
This Straight to the Point capacity building tool introduces the concept of budgeting to community-based organizations with limited resources and financial management experience, and leads them through the process of creating a simple budget.
PAST PROJECT: Using Community Scorecards, this project empowered citizens in Tanzania to improve the quality of their own reproductive health services.
PAST PROJECT: This project worked to improve, scale up, and institutionalize HIV and AIDS prevention and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Institutional capacity building was a key component of the project.
PAST PROJECT: Arise integrated family planning into HIV and AIDS services in 11 post-conflict districts of Uganda by working with the community to build demand and supporting facilities in quality counseling, contraceptive services, and referrals.
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