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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The CMAM Surge Approach has been developed by Concern Worldwide to help health systems more effectively deliver services for children with acute malnutrition. It is based on the observation that in many contexts the number of children seeking treatment for acute malnutrition tends to peak during certain months of the year. These seasonal ‘surges’ in […]
CHC is currently contracted by the System Enhancement for Transformative Health (SETH) project to support operational research in Western Kenya. The SETH project’s objective is to improve the quality, availability and access to Maternal, New-born and Child health and nutrition services (MNCHN). A key component of the SETH project is to support the roll-out of […]
The Northern Rangelands Trust is a community conservancy membership organization, whose mission is to develop resilient community conservancies, which transform people’s lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources. This was a 4-year project which was to develop sustainable water supplies in 4 conservancies. The program’s aim was to implement a holistic water resource management strategy, […]
Mercy Corps was leading the implementation of Strengthening Community Capacity for Resilience and Growth components for a USAID funded Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS). This was to enable people, households and communities to escape poverty and chronic vulnerability and strengthen their resilience so they can do so sustainably. CHC’s specific objective was […]
BRCiS (Building Resilient Communities in Somalia), a Humanitarian Consortium that takes a holistic approach to supporting Somali Communities in developing their capacity to resist and absorb minor shocks without undermining their ability to move out of poverty. CHC is working with BRCiS Consortium to ensure that through effective learning and adaptive management they challenge their […]
Climate change and resulting weather extremes threaten the lives of millions of children worldwide. The security of water sources are increasingly threatened, investments in WASH infrastructure is lost & the lives of millions of children are at risk. The impacts of the 2017 drought in Kenya were exacerbated by the high proportion of non-functional rural […]
MAINTAINS (Maintaining Essential Services After Natural Disasters) MAINTAINS is focused on covariate shocks (those that affect a large proportion of the population simultaneously). These include shocks from natural hazards such as drought, cyclone, flooding, landslides, earthquakes etc. as well as health-related shocks such as disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics. The intended impact of the project […]
These projects were to help improve the understanding and analysis of households living in famine or famine-like conditions to enable improved prevention, mitigation and response. One of the challenges facing food security analysts across the region is accurately distinguishing household characteristics between different phases of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) tool. CHC’s role […]
To generate evidence from Kenya and Ethiopia on the key factors both technical & political that constrain data availability and independent analysis of famine and other extreme humanitarian emergencies and to identify examples of good practice in avoiding, overcoming or mitigating these constrains.
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