Description/achievement of initiative
The Daniel Iroegbu Global Dental Health Care Foundation (DIGDHEF) will, together with its partners, mobilise and engage communities and schools to improve health, water, sanitation, and environmental hygiene, as well as to create awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) in schools & communities and engage young people to become agents of GBV change in their broader communities.
1. Situation analysis/ formative research: This is the baseline study of the type, pattern, distributions of initiative in the target areas.2. Advocacy visits and consultative meetings: This involve mobilizing the legislators, Human Rights Commission, Ministries of Women Affairs, Ministries of water resources, Justices, Gender to formulate and enact laws promoting gender equity. Traditional rulers must effectively utilize their influence on their subjects to stimulate behavioural and attitudinal change. Strengthen collaboration between government, communities and other stakeholder to promote healthy intervention.3. Communication & sensitization campaign: This involves the use of social communication channels such as mass & social media, interpersonal communication, open air enlightenment, press ads, radio, television, billboards, posters and flyers to sensitize the populace, increasing knowledge, behavioural and attitudinal change and shift in social norms.4. Capacity building and training: This involves providing training to increase the knowledge of faith-based and religious organizations, the communities, secondary school students, primary school pupils, parents/ teachers associations, traditional rulers councils, trade unions, women, youth and men’s groups on the economic burden of poor health and health impacts of the initiative.5. Monitoring and evaluation: This is the systematic process of data collection throughout the life span of the program as to improve and account for actions.6. Administration and reporting: This will involve sharing of responsibilities among the staff and logistics (eg: transportation, accommodation and fund disbursement), coordination of project activities in line with the workplan/ timeline, feedback and reporting, photocopying, printing and communication.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Capacity building efforts will be centered around GBV and integrated health programs related to HIV/AIDS & reproductive health. The ultimate goal is to provide transformative social skills and knowledge that will create an attitudinal change and an increase in self-confidence.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The initiative will be coordinated through monitoring and evaluation: This is the systematic process of data collection throughout the life span of the program as to improve and account for actions. Program inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts will be tracked to enable contributors and stakeholders on impact assessment of the program on the targeted audience as well as to inform development of new content. The data will reveal how well the program have achieved its objectives, the effectiveness in impacting lives and increased desired behavioural change and improved girls/ women’s health.\r\n
Daniel Iroegbu Global Dental Health Care Foundation, UK Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF, Global Water Partnership (GWP), Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Federal Ministry of Gender Affairs of Nigeria