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Nutrition Resilience is the concept that good nutrition results in a more resilient person or household and Resilience for Nutrition is the concept that a resilient person or household results in good nutrition. CHC’s aim was to redefine the model for aid in fragile areas using evidence of local models of What Works and by […]

Status: Completed

The aim was to ensure equitable and effective humanitarian support to the most vulnerable. The objectives were: To provide a core team of advisors to bring the latest research and contextual knowledge to inform programming to mitigate marginalization and exclusion and to promote the transfer of learning for resilience programming. Specifically: To guide BRCiS and […]

Status: Completed

USAID defines resilience as “the ability of people, households, communities, countries and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.” This concept may play a significant role in development strategies for years to come as it promises to provide a solution […]

Status: Completed

Focused on nine of the most vulnerable and high-risk areas of the 23 counties, PREG works with the Kenyan government both at the National and County level to address underlying community vulnerabilities in the ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands) region. The partnership linked both humanitarian and development partners to invest in order to increase community […]

Status: Completed

CHC conducted a series of workshops to design a resilience framework for USAID East Africa Regional Resilience programming. In order to inform the resilience framework, CHC ensured there was a joint understanding of the USAID resilience approach and its impact on programming, improving programming by sharing experiences and perspectives gained through implementation, and improving collaboration, […]

Status: Completed

The Department for International Development (DfID) committed to helping 60 million gain access to clean water and sanitation by March 2020.  The focus was on reaching women and children in fragile states who are also affected by severe malnutrition and stunting.  CHC worked with Oxfam GB in a bid to secure Oxfams involvement in the […]

Status: Completed

The assessment by CHC found that the most important factor influencing food security of households was milk availability, therefore, protecting the milk production.  Availability, access and utilization was the primary objective of the project as it will contribute to food security and nutrition security of the family. Developing models to support animal health production and […]

Status: Completed

Somali-led NGOs were looking to play a greater and more equal role in tackling the humanitarian crisis in Somalia using the Surge Capacity Model which enables the health system. A two-day dialogue for action on aid localization in Somalia was held in Nairobi aimed at bridging the gaps that exist between local and international actors. […]

Status: Completed

This project sought to enhance the extent to which support by partners in the nutrition sector is sustainably strengthening the Nutrition system and more widely the health sector in Kenya.  CHC, through a consultative process, enabled UNICEF to identify What Works and what were the bottlenecks to integrating nutrition into the health system and strengthening […]

Status: Completed

CHC developed a Nutrition Resilience framework for Nutrition Resilience programming to provide support to stakeholders implementing programmes (Nutrition Specific and Sensitive) including elements for Nutrition and Nutrition Resilience.  CHC developed an approach that would enhance the existing potential to positively impact on nutrition status and nutrition resilience through simple first steps that were derived from […]

CHC in collaboration with WASH and Nutrition professionals, both within and outside of UNICEF, developed a toolkit to learn about their experiences and draw out the good practices on integrated WASH and Nutrition programming. Based on the Global evidence and practice within the region as well as identified bottlenecks in integrated programming, the toolkit was […]

Qualitative research study funded by REACH; The aim of the project was to explore the constraints women face and how this affects water security in relation to resource sustainability, inclusive services and sustainable growth.  The research aimed to enrich the water management model, by informing inclusive water services and sources, ultimately increasing water security for […]

Status: Completed

CHC Conducted a comparative case study on famine-risk emergency context in the  4 countries to identify practical recommendations and best practices. Data systems have an emphasis on the reliability and validity of data leaving out analysis. What data is missing? Why is data missing? What to do about missing data? And how best to manage […]

Status: Completed

CHC conducted a comparative case study on famine-risk emergency context in Nigeria and identified practical recommendations and best practices.  This research analyzed political constraints and factors constraining the linkage between information, analysis and action to develop better practice to protect the independence of analysis underpinning declarations of famine or other severe humanitarian emergencies. The Objectives […]

Status: Completed

This was a consultancy project, commissioned by ReDSS (Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat), a coordination and information hub that stimulates forward-thinking and policy development on durable solutions for displaced affected communities in East and Horn of Africa. The objective of this consultancy was to develop ReDSS comprehensive knowledge management and capacity development strategy using various learning […]

Status: Completed

Director of CHC, Nancy Balfour, worked in partnership with Mercy Corps Kenya to develop a strategy for their programming in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya. This was a contributory framework to the overall country program and was intended to be implemented using a resilience approach and adapted to the risk context in […]

The work was to develop a strategy for integrated WASH Nutrition for Action Against Hunger (and the wider WASH cluster) in South Sudan that was expected to guide programming for a period of 3 years. In the highly dynamic socio-political situation in the country, strategies were re-examined and revised at regular intervals. The strategy was […]

Status: Completed

CHC with partners, Global Emergency Group (GEG), carried out an interactive and iterative evaluation alongside UNICEF’s response to the 2018/17 drought in Kenya, closely monitoring program activities throughout six counties severely impacted by the drought.  Over a time period of six months, and through a combination of thorough desk review and a series of extensive […]

Status: Completed

This was an interactive process, meeting frequently with programme managers, coordinators and field teams to promote a learning approach to programming through experiential learning, or “learning through reflection on doing”, at field level. During the Inception phase of the work CHC consulted with the BRCiS (Building Resilient Communities in Somalia), Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and […]

Status: Completed

The objectives of this programme was to bring Somalia expertise and voices into the SHARP design process, help partners to develop coherent programme and delivery options and support harmonization across partner programmes for achievement of common impact and outcomes. CHC’s role was to : plan, organize and facilitate consultations, frame documents for each thematic area […]

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