Satellite: Turning the Tide Together – Strategies for Organizational Capacity Development

Full Title: Turning the Tide Together: Strategies for Organizational Capacity Development

Date, Time and Location

Sunday, July 22
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mini Room 10

About This Session

Under USAID Forward’s country ownership initiative, intensified capacity development of local organizations is imperative to ensure this new cadre of CBOs, NGOs and institutions is ready to implement HIV and AIDS programs effectively and efficiently, while managing an influx of direct funding.

FHI 360 has unique expertise in implementing distinctive models of organizational capacity development through large-scale capacity development initiatives including the New Partners Initiative (NPI), South Africa Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) program, Zambia Local Partners Capacity Building (LPCB) program, Enhancing Nigerian Capacity for AIDS Prevention (ENCAP), and C-Change. A comparison of these programs, their operating models, results achieved, and challenges faced will provide rich insight that can inform the future of capacity development.

This session will present lessons learned in these programs and discuss implications for future capacity development work under USAID Forward.


Support for this satellite session is provided by FHI 360. The programs presented are funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Session Outline

Introduction and Setting the Stage

  • Folami Harris, FHI 360, USA

Supporting long-term and tailored capacity strengthening in social and behavior change communication (Communication for Change Program)

  • Emily Bockh, FHI 360, USA

Organizational capacity development for change (New Partners Initiative)

  • Amita Mehrotra, FHI 360, USA

Moving towards sustainable local NGOs in South Africa (Umbrella Grants Management Program)

  • Simon Leballo, FHI 360, South Africa

Innovative capacity building in Zambia and Nigeria (Local Partners Capacity Building and Enhancing Nigerian Capacity for AIDS Prevention programs)

  • Danielle Darrow de Mora, FHI 360, USA

Implication of USAID reform and expectations for country ownership on capacity building initiatives

  • B. Deutch, USAID/Malawi

Critique of Capacity Strengthening Models in the Context of Country Ownership (Discussion)

  • Moderator: Folami Harris, FHI 360, USA