Webinar: Local government leadership in sanitation and hygiene: experiences and learnings

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Webinar: Local government leadership in sanitation and hygiene: experiences and learnings
(English & French event – Le texte en français se trouve en bas)

Realizing rights: transforming approaches to sexual and reproductive well-being

This book brings together a wide range of innovative examples from around the world in the sexual and reproductive health field. It intends to create new space for dialogue, and offer strategies for change that can help realise sexual and reproductive rights. Whilst sexual and reproductive well-being has gained recognition as a basic right, and is enshrined in international law, the reality on the ground is different as society, health programmes and aid agencies remain entrenched in old ways.

Tendrils of hope: PRA in a Nigerian Village

This report seeks to capture the broad scenario of life in a Nigerian village. The overriding question that the report grapples with is: how the people in the village can be helped along in a manner desired by them in order to fulfil their aspirations and realise their vision of life. It examines how the present state of life in the village has come to be what it is like over recent years, and attempts to probe into the apparent trends of change in the various dimensions of village peopleÆs life.

The Participatory Approaches Learning Study (PALS)

The Participatory Approaches Learning Study (PALS) examined the potential for increasing stakeholder participation in DFID country programmes and at DFID's experience of delivering aid through participatory approaches. Its recommendations include proposals on staff development, on ways to make the Project Cycle Management System more flexible and accountable, and on making participation a stronger characteristic of DFID itself.

Unpacking policy: knowledge, actors and spaces in poverty reduction in Uganda and Nigeria

This book presents the findings from a research project carried out by a team of researchers based in the UK, Uganda and Nigeria. Using examples from Uganda and Nigeria, it sets out to examine the processes by which policies for poverty reduction are made and implemented and assesses the scope policies provide for positive change in the lives of poor people. The writers based their approach on three interconnected themes. Knowledge: the information on which policies are based û who provides it? How is it used?

Using participatory learning and action (PLA) in understanding and planning an adolescent life planning and reproductive health programme in Nigeria

This paper reports on the experience of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) in adopting Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) in understanding the life planning and reproductive health needs of young people in Nigeria. The tools used were focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and in-depth interviews. The lessons learnt were that pre-marital sexual relations are major reproductive health problems amongst adolescents. The problems associated with these were unwanted pregnancies and withdrawal from school by young girls.

Participatory learning and action (PLA): guide for trainers

This manual is one of a three-part series produced by this primary health care initiative of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency in Nigeria supported by DFID and the British Council. It is a training manual/guide for trainers using Participatory Learning and Action (PLA). The manual is split in seven one-day workshops and each has a number of sessions.