Project/Programme Name
Nom du projet/programme

Maatla – Civil Society Strengthening

Lead Organization
Organisation principal

World University Service of Canada

Période de temps

2012 > 2017

Botswana / Botswana

External Partners / Les partenaires extérieurs

Funding / Financement

themes / thèmes

Methodology / Méthodologie

WUSC will be working in partnership with each of the four national NGOs to design capacity building strategies based on their current needs and available resources, as well as the potential to mobilize new resources. These plans will be in line with NACA’s NSF II and National Operational Plan as well as the National Capacity Building Strategic Framework for Botswana HIV and AIDS Service Organizations. WUSC will then work with each organization to develop a detailed one year plan that fully integrates gender considerations in both institutional and program spheres. WUSC will then recruit volunteer Organizational Development Advisors who will develop capacity building workshops, while the overall approach to the project balances curriculum-based trainings and targeted consulting with the on-the-job coaching, dedicated mentoring and role-modeling through peer networks that help organizations put trainings to practice—elements that are key to helping organizations connect the dots and to best employ their capacities in service of their mission.

Objectives / Objectifs

  • To strengthen and capacitate CSOs to provide HIV prevention services that complement the national response in achieving the prevention goal of zero new infections by 2016
  • To strengthen the technical capacity of CSOs to support the scale up of treatment, care and support services
  • To strengthen the CSOs structures and systems in order to support access to quality and comprehensive HIV and AIDS services
  • To strengthen and capacitate CSOs in information management and M&E systems to ensure that information is effectively gathered, recorded, processed and applied for evidence based planning and implementation

Outcomes / Résultats

The expected outcomes of the Maatla project are: strengthened technical competence and organizational capacity of national NGOs and networks to support field offices, affiliates and member organizations with expanded and strengthened delivery of strategic and high quality HIV/AIDS services; a model developed and implemented to strengthen district level systems to provide and coordinate HIV/AIDS services in hard-to-reach areas; and  strengthened institution(s) able to provide sustainable capacity building to civil society.

Annual Budget / Budget annuel

More than $500,000

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