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1 1FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project First Author: Henry Kilonzo Second Author: Dr. Daraus Bukenya Enabling Kenyan Civil Society Organizations for Lasting Health Impact Ownership of Local Capacity Development: Creating Tools to Close Capacity Gaps in Civil Society Organisations in Kenya

2 2FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project About FANIKISHA (1) Vision: Kenyan national CSOs that are strong, sustainable, efficient and have a lasting impact on the health of all Kenyans as an integral part of a functional Kenyan health system Strategic Objective: To build the capacity of 4-8 national level CSOs to become sustainable recipients of large grants to deliver, together with their affiliates, on the community health response Goal: Sustained improvement in the health and well-being of all Kenyans Period of performance: July 15, 2011 – July 14, 2016

3 3FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project About FANIKISHA (2) Results: 1.Strengthened leadership, management and governance for local CSOs 2.Increased access and use of quality CSO data for decision making 3.Improved quality of institutional strengthening for CSOs

4 4FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Description of Context (1) Multi-Party Era Declaration of HIV as national disaster New Constitution County Governments CSOs in Kenya

5 5FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Kenya lacks widely accepted and used: standardized capacity assessment tools capacity building standards and indicators standardized methodology for CSO capacity assessment standardized methodology for measuring capacity building Thus CSOs arent able to : identify, articulate or prioritize institutional strengthening drive their capacity development measure capacity building access or pay for quality technical assistance Description of Context (2) Low Sustainability

6 6FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Description of Context (3) Top 25 NGOs 1 Kenyan CSO 3 Kenyan CSOs Top 100 large scale implementers Only 1 Kenyan CSO is ranked among the top 25 NGOs; and only 3 among the top 100 CSOs implementing large scale programs in the Kenyan health sector (Source: The Global Journal) Thus:

7 7FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Key Interventions (1) CSO selection for mentored grants Development of OCAT Development of the rapid organisational capacity assessment tool (ROCAT) Development of capacity scoring matrix Needs and Standards Driven

8 8FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Click to edit Master title style Score LevelDefinition Score 1:The CSO does not have the relevant tool and/or function in this subcategory Score 2:The CSO has a tool and/or function but does not meet the desired quality or it is incomplete – whether applied or not Score 3:The CSO has the desired tool or function, is complete, is of good quality but is not applied at all or consistently to support the CSO institutional processes. Score 4:The CSO has a tool or function, is complete, is of good quality and is applied consistently to carry out the CSO institutional processes. This is the desired standard for the subcategory Interventions- Scoring Matrix (2)

9 9FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Approaches & Methodology Training of CSOs on the OCAT and ROCAT Training of CSOs on OCAT and ROCAT systems review checklists Private sector engagement Rapid participatory CSO self assessment Systems review Focus group discussions Consensus workshops Real-time data analysis and presentation Needs and Standards Driven

10 10FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Evidence of Success and Achievements (1) OCAT and ROCAT facilitated CSOs self capacity assessment ROCAT took shorter time compared to OCAT ROCAT facilitated measuring CSO capacity ROCAT identified key capacity building gaps CSOs reviewed their mentorship plans Increased demand for capacity building

11 11FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Click to edit Master title style Evidence of Success and Achievements (2)

12 12FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Lessons Learnt Capacity building results are not based on the complexity of a tool but on its: Ownership/buy-in by users Comprehensiveness User friendliness Flexibility in capacity building is critical

13 13FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Challenges and Counter-strategies employed ChallengeCounter-strategy Distilling OCAT to ROCAT risked omitting/ combining some capacity building subcategories Joint review of tools with partners Pretesting with CSOs

14 14FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Conclusions The ROCAT Easily facilitates identification of CSO capacity gaps Is cost effective Complements the OCAT

15 15FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Recommendations: The ROCAT can be replicated in CSOs with similar context Capacity building is dynamic hence the need for continuous review

16 16FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project Enabling Kenyan Civil Society Organizations for Lasting Health Impact Funding was provided by the United States President s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Cooperative Agreement AID-623-A


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