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Scaling Up via NGO Capacity Building

Maryanne Pribila, MPH

Technical Officer, YouthNet/FHI

assessment in eastern europe and central asia
Assessment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Many groups working in PE without coordination
  • Focus on awareness raising, not behavior change
  • Varying capacity among NGOs
  • Duplicative materials
  • Lack of standards
  • Lack of active support by authorities
  • Focus on general population youth
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Goal of Y-PEER:

To strengthen institutional capacity of NGOs to improve the quality of youth peer education programs
  • Network creation to link stakeholders
  • Resources & tools made available for translation and cultural adaptation
  • International trainings and meetings
  • Youth participation and partnerships with adults
accomplishments in ee ca 2002 2005
Accomplishmentsin EE & CA2002-2005
  • 4 million young people reached
  • 7,000 peer educators trained
  • 300+ NGOs joined the network
  • 27 countries adopted and adapted Y-PEER tools
  • Almost 10 countries self-sustain their activities
network creation
Network Creation
  • Varied designs
  • Established to meet the local needs of the NGOs and stakeholders participating
  • Linked through in-person meetings and training events
  • Utilize online resources and materials
  • Participate in Y-PEER Global activities
tools for eastern europe central asia
Tools for Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  • PE TOT Manual
  • Advocacy Kit
  • Exercise Cards
  • CyberPeer: A Computer-Based Learning Tool for Peer Educators (March)
global peer education toolkit
Global Peer Education Toolkit
  • Builds upon existing Y-PEER tools
  • Seeks to fill gaps and demand from NGOs
  • Developed using research and evidence from the field
  • Shares global examples
  • Intended to be adapted locally
components of pe toolkit
Components of PE Toolkit
  • Training of Trainers Manual (revised)
  • Standards for Peer Education Programmes
  • Theatre-Based Techniques for Youth Peer Education: A Training Manual
  • Performance Improvement: A Guide for Managers
  • Assessment Tool for Youth Peer Education Programmes
country level lessons
Country Level Lessons

Successful Networks:

Challenged Networks:

  • Linked to an office
  • Strong focal points
  • Multiple donors support activities
  • Materials adapted and translated
  • Lack of resources
  • Dominated by 1or 2 NGOs
  • Competition among NGOs
  • Single donor drives activities
y peer expansion
Y-PEER Expansion
  • Popularity of peer education methodology to reach youth
  • Global need for increased quality and focus on behavior change
  • Demand from other regions
  • Lessons learned from Y-PEER in EE & CA
  • Tools and resources available
where
Where?
  • Arab States (UNFPA)
    • Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Palestine)
    • Northern Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Djibouti, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen)
  • East Africa(YouthNet/FHI)

- Tanzania & Kenya

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Initial Steps
  • Stock Take - assessment
  • Invitations to global activities
  • Follow-on meetings to grow network
lessons to be applied
Lessons to be Applied
  • Strategy is important, not a superstructure
  • Personal relationships are key to start
  • Linkages provide wide opportunities
    • Government
    • Other youth outreach (MTV, services, schools)
  • Event driven networks have potential
  • Trickle down M&E is needed early on
continuous challenges
Continuous Challenges
  • Growing networks, not single organizations
  • Growing organizations, not individuals
  • Building youth leaders, not professional youth
  • Perceived competition among NGOs
  • Sharing successes among multiple mandates
  • Finding ways to reach NGOs with limited Internet access
thanks
THANKS!

For further information about Y-PEER contact: mpribila@fhi.org

For publications contact: youthnetpubs@fhi.org