ACHEST staff participated in an Outcome Harvesting Training in Nairobi

on Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Health Systems Advocacy Partners at the Outcome Harvesting Training workshop in NairobiHealth Systems Advocacy Partners at the Outcome Harvesting Training workshop in Nairobi“The Outcome Harvesting training is an effective initiative in achieving and maintaining project sustainability. The project team will not only apply the knowledge acquired to other projects but also to their day to day individual plans.” Dr. Patrick Kadama, the Director Health Systems at the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) said while sharing his experience of the Outcome Harvesting training workshop.
ACHEST was represented by a delegation of four staff from the Head quarters, one from Kenya, two from Tanzania and two from Malawi who joined the rest of the Health Systems Advocacy Partners; Amref Health Africa, Health Action International (HAI) and Wemos. The 4 days training workshop took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 18th -22nd February 2018; facilitated by the Netherlands based Partnership Desk.
During the training, partner organizations and their sub-grantees learn how to harvest outcomes from their activities; conduct internal and external validation of their outcomes and later convert the outcomes into interesting human interest stories that can be shared with both internal and external stakeholders to influence decision making and practice.
The Outcome Harvesting approach is a monitoring and evaluation framework that is best suited for the theory of change approach used by the Health Systems Advocacy Partnership project.
The Health Systems Advocacy Partnership is a five year project whose implementation started in 2016 and ends in 2020 with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim is to build capacity of indigenous CSOs to hold governments, private sector and other stakeholders accountable to deliver quality, accessible and equitable Sexual and Reproductive Health Services.
Partners will therefore use the knowledge in the Outcome Harvesting training workshop to gather their contribution to the achievement of the overall project objective. They will also transfer the Outcome Harvesting knowledge to the other country partners.