Asia

southeast asian children on a boat

Under a blanket purchase agreement with the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, EnCompass is undertaking a complex, multi-stakeholder evaluation of a regional coordination body, developed by the International Labour Organization/Indonesia. This body works to reduce trafficking in persons within the fisheries industry among ten countries in Southeast Asia, and to include diverse actors including governments, civil society organizations, international buyers and retailers, workers and employers, and international agencies.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation approved its first strategy on gender equality in 2017. Among other elements, the strategy includes a major focus on self-help groups (SHGs) as a tool for fostering women’s economic empowerment. Due to the growth of mobile and digital technologies in Africa and India, the Foundation is interested in the current and potential use of such technologies to support SHGs. They contracted EnCompass to conduct a landscape analysis of technologies, actors, innovations, and trends in technology-enabled SHGs. 

Group of Afghan women

As part of the program to monitor USAID activities in northern Afghanistan, EnCompass is subcontracting to MSI to provide technical assistance on gender sensitive monitoring and verification tools as well as designing and delivering training to local partners on the USAID gender policy requirements. EnCompass conducted an analysis of implementing partners’ knowledge of USAID policy and conducted a training for staff and data collectors to prepare for gender sensitive monitoring and verification processes.   

Women working in factory

Under the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass is providing training and technical support to help integrate USAID gender policy into programs and into all elements of the program cycle for the USAID Missions in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Photo of Southeast Asian group in a field

EnCompass worked collaboratively with the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation to support their Relief and Resilience International Program. This program is focused on the community level, supporting vulnerable populations in low-attention disasters, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation in the Sahel, Central America, and South and Southeast Asia. EnCompass helped the Foundation refine the program’s theory of change and formalize a robust monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan.

Image of technical worker spraying for malaria

EnCompass is responsible for multiple capacity building activities for the Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) II program. Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is a highly effective tool in reducing malaria transmission. This program is part of the President's Malaria Initiative, which helps 19 host-countries in Africa and one region in Southeast Asia implement IRS programs and assess their effectiveness. 

Screen Shot from USAID e-learning course

EnCompass developed a 40-minute e-learning resource to train USAID's new foreign service officers on how to complete their timesheets using WebTA, USAID’s internal timekeeping system. An interactive companion face-to-face training component was added to give learners an opportunity to apply and practice what they learned in typical on-the-job scenarios.  EnCompass also designed a 20-minute e-learning module on how to complete USAID’s online forms and spreadsheets in order to submit travel reimbursement claims.

Screenshot of AIDSTAR-One e-Learning

EnCompass, as a subcontractor to John Snow International, was responsible for policy, quality improvement, and development of e-learning packages in support of the AIDSTAR Program, a USAID mechanism to implement the US Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

African men riding in a pickup truck

ASIRT is an educational and advocacy organization that seeks to reduce traffic fatalities around the world, with extensive programs in Turkey and Kenya.  EnCompass worked with ASIRT to develop a detailed strategic plan built on past successes to carry the organization into its next phase of organizational development.

Photo c/o World Bank via Creative Commons

Group of trainees at a workshop

EnCompass supported a key UN organization by facilitating meetings and events and conducting training of trainers. EnCompass facilitators provided design and delivery support to enable successful and effective meetings. The aim of this work was to help groups of staff and stakeholders work together to solve problems, discuss issues, plan and implement activities, build teams, make decisions, and manage change. EnCompass designed and delivered five-day training of trainers workshops for program staff.

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