We start with identifying themes that are important to local practitioners. We call them work streams. Here is an overview of our work streams.
For each work stream we have a 4-step approach (illustrated below) to build collective knowledge and transform it into action that triggers impact at the local level -- by involving relevant multi-stakeholders, including government, donors, financiers, civil society, and researchers.
With the start of 2020, within this approach we are committed to developing news methods for evidence-based advocacy, in order to move forward critical thematic solutions being developed by our work streams. Whether it is solutions for technology development, socio-environmental aspects, or enabling policy, we want to push for change that is groundtruthed at the local level, allowing diverse multi-stakeholders to further understand the challenges and progress of local practitioners.
We look forward to posting further updates as we progress in this direction in the year ahead!
STEP 1 - CATALOGUE
We starting with cataloging what has already been developed and documented. We create a database of thematically organized documents, tools, videos, and lists of actors.
STEP 2 - GROUNDTRUTH
To optimally design our in-person exchanges, we first study field realities. Here you find region-wide and country-specific data collected at the local level.
STEP 3 - EXCHANGE
We carefully design our in-person and online exchanges. From the steps of cataloging and ground-truthing we are able to invite the appropriate participants for productive dialogue and connection.
STEP 4 - ADVOCATE
For post-event impact of our exchanges, we follow up with products and strategic support for advocacy aimed at action on the ground. We nurture partnerships for local capacity building and other ways to empower local actors to self advocate.