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As a subcontractor to EDC, EnCompass is supporting this project to build the institutional capacity of community schools to improve student performance. EnCompass’ support is focused on building the evaluation and research capacity of the Ministry of Education and institutions of higher learning, and, to provide technical expertise to the project for research and evaluation activities. EnCompass will lead the implementation of baseline, mid-term and final evaluations; develop case studies; and guide partners to ensure gender-related and HIV issues are integrated into evaluation and research tools and activities
El Hibri Foundation works to encourage interfaith dialogue by promoting the universally shared values of Islam: peace, charity and civic responsibility. EnCompass is conducting an evaluation of one of their grantees – Karamah, an educational organization that focuses on the domestic and global issues of human rights for Muslim women. The evaluation will explore how the grant relationship has helped both the foundation and the grantee in achieving their missions and objectives.
EnCompass designed and facilitated a four-day gender training in Bangkok, Thailand for 20 Gender Advisors and Gender Focal Points from USAID Missions in Central, South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. The training provided participants with the knowledge and skills needed to assist with implementation of USAID’s new gender policies (particularly the Policy on Gender Equality and Female Empowerment), integration of a gender perspective throughout their Missions’ program cycle, and gender analysis of project plans.
U.S. Agency for International Development, AIDS Support and Technical Resources Project, Task Order I (2008-2013)
EnCompass is part of two Indefinite Quantity Contracts for the AIDS Support and Technical Resources (AIDSTAR) Program, a mechanism to implement the U.S. Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. EnCompass is a subcontractor to John Snow, Inc. for Sector 1, which is focused on the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. EnCompass provides expertise in quality improvement, cost-effectiveness, policy, and gender. EnCompass is now developing costing studies to support cost-based decision making in counseling, testing, and treatment, and provides advisors on policy and quality improvement to the program. EnCompass has developed several knowledge products, including technical briefs on mental health and gender-based violence, case studies on combination HIV prevention and food by prescription, and Web pages on gender for the AIDSTAR-One website.
EnCompass is the evaluation partner for this initiative that promotes increased, high-quality reporting on agriculture and rural development and gender equity in African newsrooms. Evaluation activities include: facilitating evaluation capacity-building sessions; developing evaluation plans for the duration of the project; and assessing effectiveness of in-house training activities, coverage of agriculture and women in selected media organizations in Africa, and the overall coordination and management of the project.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (2009-2011)
EnCompass provided organizational, logistics, facilitation, and reporting services on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor of Affairs, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking. The office holds conferences, meetings, and symposia for researchers, field practitioners, and the general public on a variety of child-labor related topics and opportunities for sharing common knowledge, lessons learned, and good practices.
EnCompass provided technical assistance to the UN Working Group on Gender-Based Violence and the Government of Vietnam to implement recommendations featured in two recent studies on violence against women in Vietnam. EnCompass conducted research on global best practices related to the recommendations of both studies, and planned and facilitated a strategic visioning workshop with government, UN, civil society, donors, and other stakeholders in Vietnam.
EnCompass designed and delivered a workshop on gender awareness for 30 staff members of a United Nations agency. The workshop focused on increasing awareness of the individual mental models and cultural norms that affect beliefs and attitudes regarding gender. Workshop participants explored how workplace culture is affected by the bringing together of these myriad beliefs and experiences into one agency. The participants discussed strategies and opportunities for developing a more gender-competent workplace. To design the workshop, EnCompass reviewed literature, conducted assessments, developed a macro design, and then developed a trainer script.