Partners in Africa and Latin America
Partnerships in Africa and Latin America are key to IICD's work. Partner organisations from Africa and Latin America are the change agents that work with and for poor people. Responding to real local demands, they devise and implement suitable development and poverty-reducing interventions, including any use of ICT. They own the activities that IICD supports. IICD strengthens their capacities to understand and apply ICT for development. The local partner organisations we work with are:
Project partners identify and formulate project ideas into sustainable proposals. These locally-owned activities in traditional development sectors (e.g. health) are then ready to be implemented. Project partners and their activities are supported by ICT and thus central to demonstrating the impact of mainstreamed ICT on poverty. IICD works intensely with partners to catalyse and assist them to crystalize their activities. There is significant soft skills assistance in project formulation work.
Training partners play an essential role in identifying and fulfilling the training needs of the project partners. It is the ICT skills and in some cases, soft skills assistance (e.g. Project management), through which the project partners are able to realise their activities. IICD plays a key role in building the capacities of these training partners to in turn, train project partners effectively. Training varies from basic ICT skills during formulation to specific application skills (e.g. e-business) during project implementation.
National ICT4D Network partners
National ICT for Development (ICT4D) Network partners have come to play a prominent role on the national ICT4D agenda. The in-country projects facilitated by IICD and those of other organisations, together form a critical mass to build on. The partners makes use of building blocks such as workshops for policymakers, learning events, a national ICT4D website and newsletter as well as multi-media presentations, to secure the attention of national policymakers and to spread thematic learning amongst practitioners. Work of these partners has helped to and will continue to help shape the ICT4D policy environment in terms of Sector Wide Approaches (SWAps), Poverty Reducation Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and more. IICD’s role is to catalyse the existence of such networks and to build the institutional and network capacity of these partners to realise their goals – this can mean soft and ICT skills.
Monitoring and evaluation partners
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) partners make use of an auto-evaluation to harvest results from the Country Programmes. auto-evaluation tool is an on-line facility that is consistent across all IICD facilitated Country Programmes. The methodology behind the tool has been developed by IICD in conjunction with local partners and is founded on the methodology used by International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group. Lessons and results are harvested and discussed in national level focus group meetings; making use of the national ICT4D networks.
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