Strengthening Community Responses through the Building Local

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Strengthening Community Responses through the Building Local Capacity
Project’s Small Grants
Program
in Lesotho
Management
Sciences for Health
Kathryn Reichert, Joe Kumadzulo, Naume Kupe
HIV Capacity Building Partners’ Summit
March 2013
MSH Building Local Capacity Project
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BLC in Lesotho
• BLC: August 2010 - August 2015
• In Lesotho goal by 2015:
o reach 25% (46,585) of the
estimated 182,000 OVC
o reach 15,972 caregivers
o deliver services in 5 districts
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• To date BLC has given small grants
to 12 CSOs: reached 53,000 OVC
and caregivers
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Community-based organizations have low
capacity & reach
• Majority of OVC are in hard to reach rural
communities
• BLC worked with local CSOs to improve
capacity and increase reach:
o Organizational & management capacity
o M&E & reporting capacity
o resource mobilization
& funding
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BLC Grants & Capacity Building
Approach
• Flexible and adaptable
• Performance-based focus on results and
beneficiaries
• Capacity building at all levels
o
o
o
workshops
data verification
on-site support
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Capacity Building Support
Proposal writing
• BLC provides formal proposal-writing training to
potential sub-grantees
Grants management
• Pre-award assessment
• Tailored award and support based on ability
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Organizational capacity building
• Conduct organizational capacity assessment
• on-going needs-based capacity building through
trainings, mentoring, and coaching
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Evidence of Success and Achievements
Cumulative OVC and Caregivers Reached
60000
53194
50000
OVC and Caregivers Reached
• 2011-2012: 53,194 OVC
and caregivers reached vs.
a target of 51,700
• 23% (42,719) of OVC
reached with a minimum
of one care service
• 10,475 caregivers reached
• after grant ended CSOs
still provided services
40000
38578
30000
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10000
6826
Dec-12
Nov-12
Oct-12
Sep-12
Aug-12
Jul-12
Jun-12
May-12
Apr-12
Mar-12
Feb-12
Dec-11
Jan-12
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Lessons Learned
• Flexibility is important
• tools in local languages
• manageable awards
• Programmatic, M&E, registration support
required
• Mentored grants leads to stronger
organizations
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REGIONAL FOCUS:
HIV Prevention &
Capacity Building
HIV Prevention &
Support to GF PR
1
Grant
1
Contract
1 Closed
award
1 IQC
2 Awards
in
progress
Quality
improvement in
hospitals
1
Grant
1 MOU
2 Subagreements
PMTCT and M&E for
HMIS
Quality
improvement in
hospitals
1
Grant
HIV Prevention
Curriculum
1
Grant
OVC service delivery
and M&E for HMIS
14 Grants
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6 Closed/in
process grants
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Conclusion
CSOs need capacity building support
together with performance-based grants to
more effectively reach communities in need
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Questions & Comments
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