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Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative(TA-NPI)

Initiatives is working with John Snow, Inc. (JSI), on a CDC-funded contract that provides technical assistance to organizations receiving funding through the New Partners Initiative (NPI). The goal of NPI, which was created under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is to work with new groups, including community-based and faith-based organizations, that implement HIV/AIDS prevention and care activities in the 15 PEPFAR focus countries.

The Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative (TA-NPI) project works in concert with a sister project funded by USAID. From its base in Kampala, Uganda, TA-NPI collaborates with more than 25 organizations throughout Africa and in Haiti. Initiatives works as part of a team of specialists that is assisting the NPI grantees to develop and carry out organizational and technical capacity assessments. Using the results of the assessments, we work in partnership with each organization to create an action plan for strengthening human and institutional capacity. We then provide training or technical assistance as the organization implements its action plan.

In western Kenya, Initiatives and JSI collaborated with Matibabu Foundation, providing technical assistance to strengthen Matibabu’s ability to use management and programmatic information for decision-making. Following the capacity assessments, we provided training in quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and supportive supervision. Participants have gained confidence and clarity about the link between information and performance. In addition, managers have more confidence in their ability to identify and address capacity needs that could improve staff performance. (Read more about Matibabu on JSI’s website.)

Through this project, we have provided technical assistance in governance, human resources management and policy development, organizational and program management, and many other areas. The ultimate goal of our work is to develop strong and effective local organizations that can provide sustainable, high-quality HIV/AIDS prevention and care services to people who need them.

Project: Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative (TA-NPI)
Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Prime Contractor: John Snow, Inc.
Dates: 2008-2012
Website: www.npi-connect.net
Related Documents/Links:
     - http://www.pepfar.gov/c19532.htm
     - http://www.pepfar.gov/countries/index.htm

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