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Thursday, June 15 • 13:30 - 15:00
Community Based Service Provision - Tumuhamye Nathan, Margaret Roper

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Community Based Service Provision

Abstract #121
Title: From Resilience Assessment to Community Resilience through Innovation
 Nathan Tumuhamye (ResilientAfrica Network, Uganda)
Co-Authors: Roy William Mayega, Christine Muhumuza, Nathan Tumuhamye, William Bazeyo
This paper showcases RAN's approach to strengthening resilience of African communities through innovation. The approach maps the context of target communities, understanding their adaptive capacities, and vulnerabilities that make them succumb to resilience challenges. This context is upon which innovations are sought and nurtured basing on human-centred design principles.
Methods: Methods are consistent with RAN's Conceptual Framework beginning with community consultations and literature reviews to understand the context. An analysis of the data identifies key resilience dimensions which frame a call for innovative solutions. The innovation pipeline is designed to maximise a solution's impact potential through strategies from needs finding, solution refinement, piloting and onward to scaling for resilience. Key also is engagement of target communities through community co-creation opportunities between innovators and community as well as encouragement of appropriation by the community.
Findings: The key findings are that by applying human-centered principles and community co-creation strategies the potential for impact is baked into the project. The more the community are involved in the innovation process the better the opportunity for uptake and eventual scaling for strengthening resilience in the community.

Abstract #297
Title: South Africa’s response to enabling children’s resilience through expanding community-based services
Presenter: Margaret Roper (South Africa)
Co-Authors: Roseline September
Introduction: One of the Department of Social Development (DSD) priorities under the South African National Development Plan is the expansion of child care services to eliminate poverty, inequality and unemployment. The focus is on investments in children across the continuum of care. Current community-based child care programme reach 1.2 million children.
Methods: DSD recognises the limitations in the current social services. Consequently, DSD has initiated a process to review and expand community-based children’s services focussing on resilience. Stakeholders were engaged in a systematic process aimed at producing a theory of change and a concomitant basket of services. This included a review of the relevant resilience literature and evidence-based programs followed by a reflective methodology to compare the empirical evidence with the experience of service professionals.
Findings: The results provided an evidence-base for the development of a turnaround strategy for vulnerable children. They also offer a framework for how community-based organisations can support resilience processes. DSD is exploring an investment case to mobilize financial mechanisms to support resilience outcomes and a core package of associated services.


Tumuhamye Nathan

The presenter is a health services researcher at Makerere University school of public health with 3 year experience in operational research and teacher and one year in resilience research

Margaret Roper

Inkanyezi Initiative

Thursday June 15, 2017 13:30 - 15:00 SAST
Room 03 Century City Conference Centre

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