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Practical workplans for CSE advocacy and scale-up

Rutgers

Short summary

How do you combine CSE delivery, advocacy, community engagement and dealing with opposition in a long-term SRHR I&E scale up approach as well as short-term workplans? Rutgers can support RHRN partners to scale up and strengthen the institutional delivery of SRHR I&E at country, district and community level, by designing CSE interventions that are scalable and based on trusted relationships with other education and health sector stakeholders.

What capacity strengthening support can we provide on this topic?

  • Identifying scale-up pathways – Rutgers supported 3 RHRN country coalitions to carry out a systems analysis of contextual opportunities and challenges, and the (potential) roles, capacities and needs of the RHRN coalition to scale up and strengthen the delivery of quality CSE within the school system. The assessment process as well as its findings have proven to serve country coalitions in their strategic thinking and for the development and finetuning of their CSE delivery, advocacy strategies and annual workplans.
  • CSE expansion costs – Rutgers can help your team to apply a CSE costing tool that provides insights in the costs and costs drivers to sustainably expand the coverage of your existing CSE programme by inputting relevant financial parameters about the intervention and the implementation context. Where CSE costing studies have been carried out, they have proven to be instrumental in securing commitment and planning for scale up as this financial data will assist you to develop a compelling case and informed policy briefs.
  • Advocacy- and scale-up-workplans and formal agreements – Rutgers can support the development of a clear, costed RHRN coalition advocacy and CSE scale up plan, including – when feasible - support in the drafting of Memorandum of Understandings between key CSO, UN and Government stakeholders to agree on long term objectives and practical roles and coordination mechanisms.
  • Cost-effective CSE intervention design - Rutgers can support the development or expert review of your CSE programme from a curriculum/material perspective and operational perspective. By ensuring age appropriate content and using whole school, multi-component and blended digital learning approaches we support linking the provision of CSE to SRH services while building awareness, acceptance, and support for it at the school and community level.

What could the CS look like?

Rutgers can support in (co-)developing and (co-)facilitating workshops, self-directed e-learnings, sharing resources and materials, providing in-person technical support (input and reviewing) for the development of workplans, strategies, documents and tools (incl. PMEL), and their implementation. We can also link you and support exchange with a pool of global CSE scaling experts and like-minded peers that have been involved in the scale up of SRHR I&E in their country.

What tools are available?

What languages can this CS support be provided in? 

English and French

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