Undertaking a mid-term review of Oxfam’s livelihoods program in Timor Leste. Known as ‘HAFORSA’ this program is being implemented from July 2015 to June 2020 through a partnership approach. Local partners implement the program, while Oxfam provides supervision and capacity building support. The mid-term review conducted a survey to collect data on quantifiable indicators to measure progress since its baseline, assessed the overall program implementation and its modalities, and provided recommendations for the remaining period.
Undertaking an evaluation of the ‘Building the Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation’ (BRICCCA) project, which aims to strengthen the capacities of indigenous communities and their organizations in the face of climate change and enhance their resilience. Assignment included assessing the project’s achievements, identifying gaps, strengths and weaknesses in the project implementation and providing recommendations for future programming. The project was implemented by three of AIPP’s network members: NGO-FONIN in Nepal, NIPT/IMPECT in Thailand and CorDisRDS in the Philippines.
Designing, developing and implementing event planning training for staff and associates of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) Regional Secretariat in Manado, Indonesia. Training focused particularly on the wide-ranging planning tasks required to successfully implement large-scale inter-governmental events hosted under the six nation CTI-CFF framework.
Evaluating the MILDAS project, implemented by the International Organization for Migration, which aimed to encourage people to position migration in their strategic livelihood planning while recognizing the negative consequences to migrants and their families. In addition, the project also aimed to strengthen LIFT’s stakeholders’ understanding on migration and development. The final evaluation assessed the progress of the project towards its expected outcomes, particularly in terms of the project’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability, as well as reviewed its overall approach and specific methodologies.
Designing pedagogical curricula and implementing interactive grant writing training workshops in collaboration with the Coral Triangle Center (CTC). Workshops aimed to support Asia-based candidates for the National Geographic Society grant schemes to improve their grant writing skills and enhance their competitive potential to successfully acquire grants.
Undertaking a mid-term review of the ELDP project, which is funded by LIFT under its Uplands Programme and focuses on vocational training and social protection in conflict affected area. The project is awarded to the Karen Development Network, with Karen communities and individuals as primary target beneficiaries. The project duration is from 4 July 2016 – 30 June 2019 and the Mid-term Review was conducted to capture the achievements to date, identify gaps and provide recommendations for the implementation of the remaining project period and potential extension.
Developing program strategies and funding proposals to support the marine program of WCS-Indonesia. Developing fisheries and marine protected area (MPA) strategies and field activities; MEL approaches for, and direct engagement with donors to finalise funding applications. Assignment resulted in WCS’s program attracting new funding agreements from two philanthropic donors and one bilateral partner.
Undertaking a landscape assessment of climate change-related funding and partnership opportunities relevant to sexual health and reproductive rights in the Asia Pacific region. This involved assessing all major bilateral, multilateral and philanthropic donors known to be investing in climate change adaptation and examining their strategies in relation to public health, community development and gender responsiveness. Assignment resulted in the development of new strategies to engage partners working in CC adaptation in East Timor and Papua New Guinea, and investment in pilots to demonstrate the potential for enhanced family planning as an adaptation response.
Supporting the City of Greater Geelong in its development of new partnerships and funding arrangements Working with Council staff to develop program strategies and budgets, engage donors and develop funding bids and partnership packages. As a result of the work, two new funding arrangements are now in place to support cultural heritage management, and the innovative ‘Mountain to Mouth’ environmental arts trail.
Providing consultancy support to Oxfam and the START Consortium partners for developing preparation and response activities and mechanisms for the prolonged El Nino-induced drought in Timor-Leste. Supporting INGO advocacy around the development of appropriate and practical Early Warning Systems (EWS) for slow-onset disasters such as drought. Developing recommendations for the START Fund Network members (Oxfam, World Vision, CARE International, Plan International, Mercy Corps, CRS and Caritas) on data collection approaches and indicators to inform START Fund Consortium activities.