SuSanA monthly webinar 4: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships, August 25th, 2016

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SuSanA monthly webinar 4: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships, August 25th, 2016

The SuSanA monthly series is back after a summer break. Please join us for the next webinar: ‘Meeting the hidden needs of change-agents in the WASH sector: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships’ scheduled for Thursday August 25th 2016 at 12:00 BST (London time).

Overview:

This webinar will bring perspectives on two rarely discussed obstacles that innovators face in doing impactful work: the role of learning processes and the role of donor-implementer relationships:

Emily Endres, Senior Program Associate, Results for Development Institute: 6 barriers local change-agents face when implementing new ideas or approaches & ideas for overcoming these challenges

Because of the important role civil society organizations play in global development, international development organizations and donors want to support capacity building as well as knowledge sharing and learning within this group. Millions of dollars are invested each year in events and programs designed to disseminate information, share knowledge and build skills, but little is understood about what happens after learners leave the “hotel conference room”. This is called “the Monday morning problem.” After a learner develops or encounters a new approach or skill that they want to integrate into their program or organization, what barriers do they face when they go back to work on Monday morning and try to implement the new idea? Since 2014, Results for Development (R4D) has conducted a series of interviews, focus group discussions, and surveys with WASH program managers based in India and East Africa. This presentation will focus on six major barriers that were identified to implementing new ideas learned from their peers or from other knowledge sharing activities, and discuss a set of recommendations for fellow program implementers, international development partners, and donors or investors to improve the learning and adaptation process.

Susan Davis, Executive Director, Improve International: Is money the root of some evil? Investigating whether donor restrictions affect the sustainability of water and sanitation interventions

In the development world, money makes the world go around. Donors large and small from many countries have funded efforts to address water issues for decades. This is good news. But is all this money leading to good work? Many evaluations of programs have been done, but they haven't looked rigorously at how things are funded. Improve International decided to examine this issue by seeking the perceptions of people who work for WASH development organizations. In 2015, we distributed an online survey to organizations that receive funds from US-based donors to implement or fund water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. You might be surprised by some of the differences we found in perceptions. We plan to distribute this survey annually to get more opinions and see whether alignment is changing over time, so we’d like your feedback and input.

Schedule: The webinar will last approximately 1 hour with two 15 minutes presentations followed by an open discussion with webinar participants. We will also open the session 30 minutes beforehand for a low-key ‘mingle’ among participants, where you can use your computer video or microphone.

The webinar is being hosted by Stockholm Environment Institute and the SuSanA secretariat as part of a grant to SEI funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Time:
7:00 New York/Washington DC
12:00 London
13:00 Stockholm
14:00 Nairobi
16:30 New Delhi
18:00 Hanoi
21:00 Sydney

To register please follow this link: www.susana.org/en/webinar-registration

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Re: SuSanA monthly webinar 4: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships, August 25th, 12:00 BST (London time)

This is an interesting topic. Just concluded WSSCC consultation workshop with the burden to impact and improve WASH among the hard to reach rural community, promote advocacy through the women in Journalism, Medical Practice and Education on Menstrual Hygiene Management. The challenges of implementation post consultation (leaving the hotel room)need to be addressed.

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Re: SuSanA monthly webinar 4: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships, August 25th, 12:00 BST (London time)

Looking forward to participating in this webinar. Anyone who is interested in more information about our study can find the blog and a link to the report here: www.improveinternational.org/2015/12/21/...wash-sustainability/

I look forward to hearing the discussion and questions on these topics.

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I am expecting to understand more the roles of learning and donor-implementer relationships from this webinars and online meeting. But my window phone could not download the Adobe mobile. Pls I need your assistance. Thanks

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Re: SuSanA monthly webinar 4: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships, August 25th, 12:00 BST (London time)

Hi everyone,
I'd like to remind you about the webinar happening today, 'Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships' at 12:00 London time (see the first post for more time).

To join the webinar please go to: seint.adobeconnect.com/seiwebinar/
Log-on password: webinar2016

The webinar room will be open 30 minutes early.

See you in the webinar,
Sarah

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Re: TODAY - SuSanA monthly webinar 4: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships, August 25th, 12:00 BST (London time)

Thank you to everyone who joined the webinar today and contributed comments and questions! Feel free to post more here and I will do my best to respond quickly.

You can read more about our research and access the preliminary report at this link: www.r4d.org/blog/2016-07-14/moving-beyon...-barriers-innovation

I'm also attaching the presentation I used during the webinar.

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Re: TODAY - SuSanA monthly webinar 4: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships, August 25th, 12:00 BST (London time)

Thanks again to SuSanA and Results for Development and all the attendees for an interesting conversation earlier today.

You can find the full report here

Also attached is my presentation (with notes because most of the slides were just pictures). Feel free to get in touch with additional questions or comments.

I will share the link to the survey here in a few days when it is ready. I hope you will take the survey and share it as well.


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forum.susana.org/forum/categories/183-mo...tation-interventions

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Re: TODAY - SuSanA monthly webinar 4: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships, August 25th, 12:00 BST (London time)

Here is the recording of the webinar.




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Re: TODAY - SuSanA monthly webinar 4: Understanding the role of learning and donor-implementer relationships, August 25th, 12:00 BST (London time)

Just a reminder to please complete our second annual survey on funding mechanisms & sustainability: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WASHsustainability

It is quick and anonymous!

Thanks very much!

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