Capacity Building

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Agile and Harmonized Assistance to Devolved Institutions

With the adoption of the 2010 Constitution, Kenya set itself on a path toward devolution, introducing a new system of governance that includes 47 county governments with governors and legislatures. The purpose of AHADI is to support Kenya’s vision and agenda for achieving the promise of devolution. AHADI aims to promote governance systems that are transparent, accountable, effective in service delivery, and responsive to empowered citizens by working at both the national and county government levels.

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Partnership for Advancing Community-based Services

The USAID Partnership for Advancing Community Based Services( PACS) Activity is designed to provide technical and operational support to the Government of Liberia’s Ministries of Health (MOH), Public Works (MPW), and Gender, Child and Social Protection, as well as civil society organizations (CSOs), to deliver high quality community health and social welfare services. The specific objectives of the activity are to:

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Assisting Liberians with Education to Reduce Transmission

The ALERT program’s goal was to ensure a maximum level of community preparedness for and responsiveness to exposure to Ebola through effective outreach, education, messaging, and availability of critical health care workers, burial teams, and community-based structures to mitigate risk of greater Ebola transmission. The project accomplished this through integrated programming focused on social mobilization, case detection, case management, disease surveillance, border coordination and support for community-level water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices.

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Improved Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program

IWASH facilitates accelerated achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to water and sanitation, in February 2010. The IWASH program goal is “to make measurable improvements in water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), as well as in the enabling environment for WASH, in target areas within the three counties of Bong, Lofa and Nimba, and selected communities in greater Monrovia” to improve health outcomes for community members.

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Maternal and Child Health Integrated Project – Nigeria

The goal of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) in Nigeria was to contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality by achieving its life-of-project (LOP) objective of increased utilization of quality emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services by pregnant women, mothers, and their newborns in selected local government areas (LGAs) in three states—Kano, Zamfara, and Katsina.

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Productive Safety Net Program Graduation with Resilience to Sustainable Development

PSNP-GRAD seeked to bring change on multiple levels including: economic opportunities, financial services, agricultural extension services, women’s resiliency, nutritional status, and climate change resiliency, while creating a sustainable environment that is collaborative and inclusive for participants, in order to graduate families out of social assistance programs, and create long term food security for communities in Ethiopia.

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Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities

A major part of ENGINE’s technical assistance work was to promote nutrition-sensitive agriculture techniques and livestock management to increase production and consumption of diverse foods (e.g., homestead production of horticultural crops and livestock such as chicken, demonstration of agronomic practices and preparation of diversified foods at farmers training centers and schools, and public-private partnership to avail high productive chicken).

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Water Sanitation and Hygiene Transformation for Enhanced Resiliency

The pastoralist production system in Ethiopia, once a model of adaptive environmental balance, is under ever-increasing threat. Population growth, climate change, and policy trends are placing pressure on pastoralist communities, whose livelihoods depend on natural rangeland, placing them at risk to accelerating environmental shocks such as droughts. These vulnerabilities are exacerbated by the lack of services available in under-developed pastoralist areas. Pastoralist communities in Ethiopia exhibit some of the lowest water and sanitation coverage rates in the world.

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Ghana Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene

Ensuring long-term sustainability of water and sanitation infrastructure interventions has long been a challenge in rural communities in Ghana. For years, significant investments in water and sanitation infrastructure have rarely translated to sustained access and use of services and achievement of improved health outcomes. Approximately 25 percent of water and sanitation infrastructure established in Ghana becomes non-operational after just five years, and a large percentage of the remaining facilities are either underutilized or diverted for other purposes.