Central African Republic
NGANGU: IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PARTNERSHIPS
BETWEEN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
The pilot project NGANGU – ‘strengths’ in Sango – seeks to improve the quality of partnerships between TEARFUND and its Central African partners by creating a climate of change and continuous learning.
an approach based on strengths and complementarity
'NGANGU' combines an alternative and innovative strengths-based capacity strengthening approach to a specific mentorship method to initiate changes in everyday practices (Contextualized Proximity Mentorship – CPM) for 12 local TEARFUND partners.
The objective is to improve the quality of their partnerships and thus improve the resilience of communities in the fragile context of the CAR.
Lessons are only learned when change happens
'NGANGU' draws on the knowledge, experiences and specificities that each local organization possesses to create an endogenous climate of change, to strengthen or create an enabling environment, conducive to continuous and dynamic learning, integrated into everyday practices and responsibilities.
a gradual and staggered approach
- a DIAGNOSTIC of the context and practices: to understand the context, policies, expectations and realities of partnerships and of different partners in order to contextualize the following steps
- a 360° SELF-EVALUATION: to identify specificities, practices, strengths and areas for improvement of each partner and therefore determine pivotal changes
- the CHOICE OF 3 PIVOTAL CHANGES: for realistic change management, based on the principle that the identification of key changes is the catalyst for creating a climate of lasting change
- The development of an ADAPTABLE ACTION PLAN for achieving the 3 pivotal changes in 6 to 8 months and meet realistic and achievable expected results with the available resources
- CONTEXTULISED PROXIMITY MONITORING(CPM) in the implementation of pivotal changes and learning in everyday practices
- the CAPITALIZATION of learnings and achievements (pivotal changes) and the transfer of lessons learned through PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING
to start a 2nd cycle and a new 360° SELF-EVALUATION.
ACHIEVED RESULTS :
- 12 Central African associations supported
- 130 humanitarian practitioners strengthened in their daily practices
- a 360° self-evaluation conducted with 12 associations
- 12 staggered adjustable action plans
- 8 monthscontextualized local support (ACP) for each of the two cohorts
- 2 diagnosis of partnerships
- a blog for peer-to-peer learning
1st cohort: 12 months (December 15, 2021 - December 15, 2022)
2e cohort : 12 months (March 2023 - May 2024)
A CYCLIC APPROACH TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING
After an initial cycle of 9 months, the achievement of the first 3 pivotal changes is evaluated and 3 new priorities are set for a following cycle of 9 months.