Learning and Capacity Strengthening

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EnCompass was a subcontractor to John Snow, Inc. for the AIDS Support and Technical Assistance Resources Program Task Order 1 (AIDSTAR-One), a mechanism to implement the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The AIDSTAR-One Project focused on HIV prevention, care, and treatment. EnCompass provided expertise in quality improvement, cost-effectiveness, policy, and gender equality.

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As the evaluation and technical assistance partner for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Global Libraries (GL) program, EnCompass helped to explore ways in which libraries, as part of multi-sectoral partnerships, could help to quickly and efficiently work on delivering sustainable solutions to development challenges.

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EnCompass provided technical assistance to the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Gender-Based Violence and the Government of Vietnam to implement recommendations featured in two recent studies on violence against women in Vietnam. EnCompass conducted research on global best practices related to the recommendations of both studies, and planned and facilitated a strategic visioning workshop with government, civil society, donors, and other stakeholders in Vietnam.

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EnCompass designed and facilitated a consultation in Tunisia that brought together 65 people from 11 countries whose proposals had failed to secure HIV funding from the Global Fund. The objective was to ensure that countries are able to develop quality HIV proposals. EnCompass conducted a study to identify key elements hindering successful proposals. The following year, EnCompass assessed how the participants had used what they learned, finding that 75% of the  participants who applied in the next proposal round were successful.

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EnCompass supported the launch of a comprehensive strategy to intensify the fight against HIV/AIDS in the workplace throughout World Bank country offices. EnCompass conducted needs assessments, developed a results framework, and promoted learning activities and train-the-trainer workshops in six World Bank regions. EnCompass designed training approaches for World Bank staff in five regions of the world on HIV/AIDS.

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EnCompass worked with NEA to develop a curriculum on social justice for use by its cadre of trainers. Using content provided by social justice experts, EnCompass developed modules for one-hour, two-hour, or four-hour training sessions. The modules contain a mixture of lecturettes, guided activities, group discussion, and feedback opportunities. The program is designed to give NEA members the skills to identify forms of social oppression in public education and motivate them to engage in social justice activities that will create a more just environment for students and educators.

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EnCompass developed three classroom-based training modules on the topic of Youth Livelihoods, focused on Financial Education, Employability, and Entrepreneurship. These modules, comprised of 40 training hours each, helped the Peace Corps provide youth with practical skills development to improve their opportunities in the world of work.

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To help raise the skills of country-level United Nations technical staff in leading HIV prevention efforts and reducing new infections, EnCompass designed four customized regional workshops for staff in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The curriculum addresses knowing the epidemic and response, national strategic planning, leadership skills, gender equality and human rights, cost analysis and best practices in prevention interventions.

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EnCompass supported capacity-building activities under the Uganda Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) project, part of the Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) program in Uganda. This project’s goal is to increase the use of IRS in Uganda, which reduces malaria transmission. 

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Save the Children provides comprehensive training and critical job aids to community volunteers in Africa working with families with children, especially those affected by HIV and AIDS.  EnCompass developed a 7-day workshop and training manual for these volunteers and a 5-day train-the-trainers workshop and manual for the program managers to facilitate the workshop.

Photo c/o USAID via US Government Works

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