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Harnessing Indigenous Potentials – Africa (HIPo-Africa). By: Consolata N. Tumwesigye Director: Capacity Building. FADSI-KALED Institutional Capacity Building Initiative Presentation to The HIV Capacity Building Summit - Hilton Hotel Nairobi –Kenya 17 th March 2011. Presentation outline.

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Harnessing indigenous potentials africa hipo africa

Harnessing Indigenous Potentials – Africa(HIPo-Africa)


Consolata N. Tumwesigye

Director: Capacity Building

FADSI-KALED Institutional Capacity Building Initiative

Presentation to

The HIV Capacity Building Summit -

Hilton Hotel Nairobi –Kenya

17th March 2011

Presentation outline
Presentation outline

  • About HIPo-Africa and FADSI-KALED;

    • Background and organizational Intents

    • Approaches & Interventions

  • HIPo-Africa FADSI-KALED Institutional Capacity Building Initiative;

    • Background to the initiative

    • Initiative key Interventions

    • Employed methodologies and strategies

    • Initiative required resources

    • Encountered challenges

    • Initiative success and challenges

    • Lessons learnt

    • Recommendations for future practice/replication

    • Conclusion; why is it a best practice

  • About hipo africa
    About HIPo-Africa

    • Harnessing Indigenous Potentials – Africa:

    • Started in 2007as National NGO, specialized in Community based social development interventions.

    • Operates in Districts supporting Government programs in partnership with local, regional and international development partners.


    To sustainably build capacity of communities to improve their livelihoods through strengthening the linkages between indigenous knowledge and traditional systems; and biomedical health systems.


    A transformed society with improved quality of life through application of indigenous knowledge and traditional systems.

    About fadsi kaled


    - FASDI-KALED initiated in 2006

    - Increasing levels of income poverty mainly due to the impact of HIV/AIDS pandemic

    - Limited livelihood development initiatives

    - Unconducive environment for livelihoods improvement

    -Limited Capacity Building

    -Limited resources

    -Limited markets for produce


    Empower families and communities attain and live quality life in a sustainable manner


    Families and communities having high standards of living

    Hipo africa fadsi kaled capacity building initiative
    HIPo-Africa FADSI-KALED Capacity Building Initiative

    • A development strategic partnership initiative, established in June 2010.

    • Aims at enhancing the capacity of FADSI-KALED for improved service delivery in the consolidation and expansion of her programs.

    • HIPo-Africa achieves this through employing various CB models and integrating IKS in Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) for improving community based interventions.

    Background to the initiative cont
    Background to the initiative Cont..

    • FADSI-KALED operates a community self sustainable economic empowerment model for her membership organised in economic enterprise clinics; Coffee, Banana, Crafts, Passion fruits, Poultry, Piggery, Cattle and SACCO.

  • The initiative targets 200 beneficiariesin three sub-counties of; Kalisizo, Kirumba, Lwankoni and Kalisizo Town Council.

  • The initiative aims to mainstream HIV&AIDS in its interventions

  • Hipo africa s institutional capacity building approaches
    HIPo-Africa’s Institutional Capacity Building approaches.

    • Action Research

    • Participatory planning & implementation management

    • Community Systems Strengthening using IKS

    Employed methodologies and strategies
    Employed Methodologies and Strategies


    • Consultative participatory community empowerment using IKS


    • coaching,

    • mentorship,

    • role modelling,

    • focus group discussions,

    • field visits

    • exchange visits

    • hands on support supervision

    Initiative required resources
    Initiative Required Resources

    The initiative estimated financial breakdown throughout the process include;

    • OCA $2,163,

    • Dissemination and planning meetings $1,064,

    • Execution $2,747 (per intervention),

    • Quality management $3,777 (quarterly basis),

    • M&E $3,777 (quarterly basis),

    • Documentation and dissemination of best practices $8,687 (optional).

  • Total = $22,215

  • Duration in months ≈ 12

  • Challenges encountered
    Challenges encountered

    • Limited funds to implement all initiative activities


    • The OCA conducted with following outputs;

      • Report

      • Joint Priority setting and

      • Joint action planning

      • HIV&AIDS mainstreaming roadmap

    Achievements cont
    Achievements Cont...

    • Structured Training conducted at different levels

    • Training materials developed

    • Participatory development of M&E and business/Enterprise Assessment Tools

    Quality management ss and qa

    Achievements Cont...

    Quality management; SS and QA

    Achievements cont1
    Achievements cont...

    • Networking between FADSI, LG, and other implementing partners strengthened.

    • A vibrant KALED SACCO where farmers save and borrow operating capital for enterprises

    • Increased household incomes

    • Increased HIV&AIDS awareness

    Lessons learnt
    Lessons learnt

    • Any community intervention should always address the capacity of the provider to deliver services and the capacity of the beneficiaries to take up the services

    • Striking a point of equilibrium between the provider and beneficiary improves service uptake and sustainability of benefits

    Lessons learnt1
    Lessons learnt

    • Community lead interventions generate sustainable benefits which are felt at beneficiary level and can be measured using the ecological approach to M&E

      • The individual level;

      • Theinterpersonal level;

      • The organizational level and;

      • Thecommunity level

    Recommendations for future practice replication
    Recommendations for future practice/replication

    • Capacity building efforts should always focus on both the service providers and beneficiaries

    • IKS is a key component in CB especially for beneficiaries which must never be under looked in Community Systems Strengthening

    • Community diagnosis and service provider capacity assessment are important in any CB interventions

    Conclusions why it is a best practice
    Conclusions; why it is a best practice

    • The benefits so far generated are being sustained without any external funding

    • This is a community initiative where HIPo-Africa only facilitates the process by exploring the community potentials for sustainable development using the IKS approach