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Inter-agency Response to Tropical Cyclone Gita Tonga

In response to the damage and the immediate needs of the affected population, taking in to account the expertise of the agencies, MORDI Trust Tonga (MORDI), Live & Learn Environmental Education (LLEE) and CARE Australia (CARE) formed a partnership to deliver humanitarian assistance on the islands of Tongatapu and ‘Eua.

The response program included assistance provided in the areas of shelter, WASH, food security and livelihoods, with an underlying focus on gender and social inclusion. Donor funding for the response program through CARE Australia included DFAT funding through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, ECHO and the START Network. Additional grants directly to MORDI from Oxfam and Rotary/MFAT also formed part of the overall response program.
This report will aim to test the effectiveness and efficiency of the overall response program. Read More...

Tropical Cyclone Gita Response Program Evaluation

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Gita, a Category 4 cyclone, struck Tonga in February 2018. CARE, Live and Learn, and MORDI (‘the partnership’) responded to the immediate needs of communities on Tongatapu and ‘Eua islands, delivering emergency shelter and hygiene kits. In the recovery phase the partnership supported communities with shelter, repairs to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure, and food security and livelihood recovery efforts, including a specific project focused on the recovery priorities of seven women’s groups on ‘Eua island.

CARE commissioned this evaluation to assess the assistance provided through the response and recovery program in the first six months (February – August 2018). The evaluation focused on four main areas of enquiry: the partnership, the response, gender and inclusion, and localisation.

This report documents the findings from the evaluation and provides forward-looking recommendations for the partnership and for preparedness and future emergency response in Tonga. Read More...

Empowerment through Education in Afghanistan (Phase 3)

CARE International in Afghanistan (CARE Afghanistan) has been implementing the Empowerment through Education (EEA) Project in Afghanistan since May 2011 and the project is now in its third phase. EEA works with communities in five Provinces (Ghazni, Kapisa, Khost, Paktia and Parwan) to set up a community-based education (CBE) program in rural and remote communities, where regular public schools are located far from villages and conservative social norms and safety concerns severely restrict girls’ mobility and access to schooling. Community-based education is a network of classes, often held in homes, that allow children, particularly girls, to access education in communities far from a government school.

KEY FINDINGS

EOPO 1: Increase children’s, particularly girls, access to basic education in grades one to nine through community-based education.
Achievements
- Girls’ enrolment is increasing for both primary and secondary levels.
- A growing cadre of competent and effective female teachers is increasing girls’ enrolment.
- Girls are increasingly furthering their education and skill-base following graduation.
- Parents are encouraged to prioritise girls’ school attendance through active Village Education Committees.
- Girls view community-based education schools as accessible, respectful and safe learning environments
Challenges:
-Low but continued dropout rates for economic reasons

• EOPO 2: Improve the quality of education through training and coaching of teachers, aligned with Ministry of Education (MoE) policies.
(See report for findings)

• EOPO 3: Increase girls’ skills, confidence and abilities to participate in school decision-making structures and technical skills for employment.
(See report for findings)

• EOPO 4: Increase community support for girls’ education and women’s decision-making in management of community-based education.
(See report for findings)

• EOPO 5: Strengthen stakeholder networks to advance the rights of girls’ and boys’ education through policy and practice.
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Conéctate: Evaluación de Procesos

Conéctate, es una iniciativa que busca llegar a 2,200 mujeres en el Perú través de la implementación de 3 componentes:

1. Asesoría móvil financiera, por medio de la cual se envían mensajes de texto o mensajes a través de grupos de WhatsApp, donde se refuerzan contenidos de educación financiera y se resuelven dudas o inquietudes a través de un modelo de asistente financiera.
2. LISTA Perú una aplicación de educación financiera que funciona con tabletas digitales, las cuales son rotadas a través de las diferentes asociaciones de mujeres emprendedoras que participan en el proyecto.
3. Acercamiento a instituciones financieras, por medio del cual se busca acercar la oferta a la demanda de servicios financieros, a través de talleres presenciales donde algunas instituciones financieras presentes en la zona podrán promocionar los diferentes productos disponibles.

En el marco de esta experiencia se plantea la realización de una evaluación de procesos que tiene como fin hacer un análisis sobre el proyecto (componentes 1 y 2)1 y recopilar evidencias sobre los cambios generados entre la población; esto con el fin de proveer insumos que permitan mejorar la implementación y realizar ajustes para subsecuentes experiencias. Read More...

A decade of results in Social Transformation for Pastoralist Women and Girls

CARE Ethiopia has spent the last 25 years working to better understand the lives of pastoralist communities in Ethiopia and how best to work alongside them for sustainable development. In the past decade alone, CARE Ethiopia has undertaken several analyses - studies, evaluations and assessments - that have provided valuable insight into how best to support pastoralists (women, men, girls and boys) to build a sustained quality of life. Pastoralists in Ethiopia are found in seven regions including Afar, Somali, SNNP, Oromia, Diredawa, Benshangul Gumuz and Gambella Regional States.

CARE has been at the forefront of encouraging a change in thinking in Ethiopia acknowledging that pastoralism should be regarded as a viable and economically effective livestock production system, and increasing awareness that widespread policies and practices are needed to reverse historical marginalization and address the now disproportionate levels of poverty and vulnerability faced by many pastoralist communities. Read More...

A Decade of Results in Social Transformation for Chronically Food Insecure Rural Women

CARE Ethiopia recognizes that gender-transformative approaches are ambitious, and context-specific, and that change is an incremental process instead of an endpoint, 4 but critical pause points to reflect on learning are key, and thus this document captures the critical knowledge and results CARE Ethiopia has identified over the past decade relevant to their first impact group “Chronically Food Insecure Rural Women” (CFIRW). Read More...

A Decade of Results in Social Transformation for Urban Female Youth

In Ethiopia, ensuring that both women and girls participate in and provide leadership through the urbanization process
is key and can only be accomplished by removing economic and socio- cultural barriers. Evidence from a series of
independent studies funded by USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP in 2017-2018 clearly show that urbanization and
industrialization processes in Ethiopia must be gender responsive in order to deliver sustainable outcomes.
CARE Ethiopia would challenge this and state that it must be gender transformative. For CARE Ethiopia this means
ensuring that: urban girls and women are empowered to equally access economic and social opportunities and
services; institutions become more responsive to the specific and contextual needs and priorities of urban girls and
women and with a focus to understand the heterogeneity of women and girls and their specific vulnerabilities, and that
socio-cultural norms and practices should promote gender equality. CARE Ethiopia’s Theory of Change for resource poor
urban females (see Figure 2), moves beyond individual self-improvement, towards transforming the power dynamics
and structures that served historically to reinforce gendered inequalities in urban communities. Read More...

Enquête Mid-line du projet Initiative Maman Lumière II de CARE Niger

CARE Niger dans le cadre de son programme d’appui aux efforts du gouvernement dans développement économique et social des Nigériennes et Nigériens à négocier et acquérir un financement du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères du Royaume de Luxembourg pour dérouler des actions devant contribuer à améliorer l’état sanitaire et nutritionnel des enfants pendant leurs 1000 premiers jours dans les régions de Zinder et Maradi à travers le projet dénommé « Maman lumière II » pour une période de 36 mois allant du 1er janvier 2017 au 31 décembre 2019.
Dans la mise en oeuvre de ce projet, CARE Niger en conformité avec sa stratégie de renforcement de la société civile et ses principes programmatiques notamment celui axé sur le travail avec les autres, oeuvre avec l’ONG FORSANI « Forum Santé Niger » en tant que partenaire de mise en oeuvre sur le terrain. Read More...

Etude de base de l’Initiative Maman Lumière II de CARE Niger

L’enquête Maman Lumière a eu lieu du 14 au 27 octobre (conduite par sept (7) équipes de collecte dans la zone d’intervention du projet notamment dans les districts de Mirriah (Dogo et Droum) et Madarouumfa (Gabi et Safo). Elle vise à établir une situation de référence sur les indicateurs d’effets et d’impact du projet. Ce qui permettra d’apprécier, à d’autres étapes de la vie du projet, les changements intervenus dans les conditions de vie des bénéficiaires notamment en matière de lutte contre la malnutrition des enfants de moins de cinq (5) ans.
La méthodologie utilisée pour cette étude est basée sur un sondage par grappe à deux (2) degrés et de type panel. Les populations cibles sont définies selon les modules: les enfants de 6 à 59 mois et les femmes de 45 à 49 pour l’anthropométrie, les enfants de 0 à 23 mois pour l’ANJE, les enfants de 0 à 11 mois pour la vaccination. La collecte des données a été effectuée sur des tablettes avec l’application ODK (Open Data Kit). Au total, 78 villages ont été consernés par la collecte des données.
Principaux résultats
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RAPPORT D’EVALUATION INITIALE DU PROJET « PROGRAMME INTEGRE D’ASSAINISSEMENT D’ANTANANARIVO (PIAA} – Volet Mission D’Actions de proximité via des ONGs»

CARE, à travers le Programme Intégré d’Assainissement d’Antananarivo (PIAA), met en oeuvre le projet «Volet Mission D'Action de proximité via des ONGs» dans 12 fokontany au niveau des quartiers vulnérables de la Commune Urbaine d’Antananarivo pendant 3 ans.
L’intervention consistera à:
1. Appuyer et sensibiliser les communautés locales pour le bon fonctionnement et l'entretien des infrastructures d'assainissement et principalement ceux réalisés dans le cadre du PIAA. Ces actions font référence en Particulier au problème de dépôt des déchets solides dans les canaux de drainage des quartiers qui pénalisent leur hydraulicité;
2. Sensibiliser la population locale en matière d'hygiène et de santé Publique, contribuant à réduire les risques sanitaires liées à la gestion des eaux usées ;
3. Proposer des activités liées à 1a réduction des risques et catastrophes, utiles pour réagir efficacement lors des évènements d'inondations.
L’objectif visent la pérennisation des acquis dans le cadre du PIAA (investissements, renforcement de capacités, améliorations obtenues en matière d’assainissement), en contribuant à l’intensification des prises de responsabilité des structures communautaires et des collectivités, ainsi qu’à la prise de conscience citoyenne des individus, face aux problèmes d’inondation et de gestion des eaux usées au sein de 12 fokontany au niveau des quartiers vulnérables de la Commune Urbaine d’Antananarivo.
En ce début du projet, CARE procédera à une évaluation initiale qui sera dirigée par un évaluateur externe et utilisera des méthodes qualitatives et quantitatives afin d'établir les points de référence par rapport auxquels les progrès de tous les indicateurs seront mesurés. Il mettra également en évidence les opportunités et les défis potentiels de l'application des approches proposées pour mieux informer la mise en oeuvre du projet. Read More...

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