Pacfah

WHAT WE DO ON THE DEMAND SIDE OF ADVOCACY IN PACFaH

We build capacity for social accountability in the health sector. How do we do this? We build capacity by strengthening the organizational and technical capacity of PACFaH NGOs partners to - formulate, deliver and achieve health advocacy asks.

Guiding Principles and values for our organizational capacity building work:

  • Innovation and local knowledge
  • Efficiency in the use of donor funds
  • Inclusiveness and partnership building
  • Visionary with a long term commitment to saying the Nigerian CSO space
  • Standards and quality

Our Technical Capacity Building work:

Our technical capacity building work lies along the advocacy continuum starting with evidence based generation to monitoring and evaluation.

CAPACITY BUILDING AT EACH STAGE ALONG THE CONTINUUM OF ADVOCACY

Evidence generation

  • Health Policy, Issue Briefs development, dashboard & scorecard development workshop
  • Observation & Life Experience to Issue development workshop
  • How to conduct Policy Dialogues workshop

Constitutency mobilization

  • Grassroots coalitions building workshop
  • Checklists & templates for working with the media
  • Engaging traditional & Religious leaders workshop

Mobilization for Follow up

  • Budget tracking working
  • Budget literacy workshop
  • Media strategy for advocacy commitment follow up workshop
  • Managing media grand challenges
  • Conducting follow-up visits Best Practices

M&E 2 track the asks

  • Developing M&E Plan for Advocacy workshop
  • Monitoring the impact of constituencies mobilized
  • Outcome monitoring in health advocacy workshop
  • M&E Template design workshop
  • Mentoring

Conducting the advocacy

  • Advocacy visits Checklists
  • Advocacy Strategic Plan development workshop
  • Communication strategy for Executive & Legislative Advocacy workshop
  • Drafting Press statements & Press Releases for Advocacy

CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES ALONG THE PROJECT'S TIMELINE

Our Organizational Capacity Building Work

Without strong, resilient and sustainable local organizations health advocacy for increased funding to child and family health and improved compliance to policy and budgetary commitments will not be achieved. So we build capacity for organizational strengthening.

Inception phase

  • Workshops on financial & project management
  • Coalition building workshop
  • M&E training & mentoring

Scale up phase

  • Human resources management mentoring
  • Financial management workshop
  • Proposal development
  • M&E training

Sustainability phase

  • Fund raising and proposal development workshop
  • Financial management
  • Leadership training
  • Sustainability workshop & mentoring

WHAT WE DO ON THE SUPPLY SIDE OF ADVOCACY IN PACFaH

On the supply side, we build commitment and stewardship for health within the Executive and Legislature at national and state levels.

EXECUTIVE - By working through the MOU mechanism with the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) the PACFaH project has developed a key cohort of Health Sector Champions for Child and Family Health in the executive. Champions are taken through leadership training by NIPSS to stand for the health sector within the system

LEGISLATURE - By working through the MOU mechanism with the National Institute for Legislative Studies, (NILS) the PACFaH project has  supported  the learn about health sector financing in South Africa and compare their achievements to the under-funding of Nigeria.

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