EnCompass News

August 27, 2013

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Lynne Franco, EnCompass V.P. of Technical Assistance and Evaluation, recently traveled to Kampala, Uganda, to conduct the first Annual Review Workshop for the Center for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA). The CTCA, established in July 2011 by WHO and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will work throughout the African continent to implement tobacco control legislation and programs in line with international best practices and obligations in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

To read more about EnCompass’ work with WHO and the CTCA, click here....

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August 27, 2013

EnCompass president, Tessie Catsambas, is among the international evaluation leaders gathered in Beirut this July to plan a global strategy for strengthening evaluation capacities in civil society. This initiative - EvalPartners - was launched by the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and UNICEF during a January meeting in Accra, Ghana. Tessie serves as the Secretary of the IOCE Board of Directors and also on the Executive Committee of EvalPartners. EvalPartners will work in close collaboration with representatives from evaluation professional associations, United Nations agencies, major funders, and civil society, beginning with a forum to take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand this December.

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August 27, 2013

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Jeri Darling, EnCompass’ Vice President of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, was recently published in Leading in Complex Worlds, the latest Leadership resource from the International Leadership Association (ILA) & Jossey-Bass/Wiley. The book focuses on “living in the balance between moments of routine and moments of uncertainty, between the places of practice and the places of performance.”

Jeri’s chapter is entitled "Global Leadership: How an Emerging Construct is Informed by Complex Systems Theory". She will be presenting on this work at the ...

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August 27, 2013

EnCompass is pleased to announce that our team has been awarded the first task order under USAID’s FORECAST II- Participant Training mechanism, through which we are able to support a range of Participant Training (PT) services offered to USAID Missions.

Through this task order, EnCompass and its partner, Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development (GU-CIED), will support USAID/Mexico to increase the base of skilled, high performing professional and technical staffs working in joint U.S.-Mexico development priority areas. The project includes facilitation of tertiary education and professional development for students pursuing Masters degrees in education, peace...

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August 29, 2013

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EnCompass Training Specialist, Christy Grimsley, recently traveled to Uganda, along with two consultants, to develop training designs for an Indoor Residual Spray project funded by USAID and implemented by Abt. The project is active in 10 districts in the northern part of Uganda, an area that has historically had some of the highest malaria rates in the world.

Since returning to Washington, DC, Christy and her colleagues have written five facilitator manuals covering a breadth of topics on Indoor Residual Spraying programming and processes. These manuals will be used by Abt and Ministry of Health trainers to increase the knowledge and capacity of those working in the community and at the sub-district and district levels.

To read more about the project, ...

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August 29, 2013

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On Tuesday, May 2 Lynne Franco, EnCompass VP for Technical Assistance and Evaluation, met with Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. Lynne was honored as the lead author of Results of Collaborative Improvement: Effects on Health Outcomes and Compliance with Evidence-based Standards in 27 Applications in 12 Countries, one of five evaluation reports selected by the PPL’s Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research for demonstrating high quality. The data in this report covered 81 distinct measures of compliance with standards and outcomes for maternal, newborn and child health, HIV/AIDS care, family planning, and malaria and tuberculosis...

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August 29, 2013

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As a subcontractor to EDC, EnCompass is supporting a USAID-funded project in Zambia to build the institutional capacity of community schools with the end goal of improving student performance to support educational goals as articulated in national strategies and relevant MDGs. EnCompass’ support focuses on building the evaluation and research capacity of Zambian institutions, including the Ministry of Education and institutions of higher learning, and collaborating partners; and, to provide technical expertise to the project for research and evaluation activities. EnCompass will lead the implementation of baseline, mid-term and final evaluations; develop case studies; and guide partners to ensure gender-related and HIV issues are integrated into evaluation and research tools and...

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