Our Programmes

Capacity Development Programme (CDP)
Under this programme, HIPo-Africa provides capacity building for community based and local NGOs through the modified the Mckinsey Capacity Building Framework. Under the framework, HIPo-Africa use different models which look at the organizations in their entirety focusing on the culture, the higher level aspirations, the strategies, programmes and systems and the foundation categories. The models use a systematic capacity building approaches which support particular organizations in different areas over time. HIPo-Africa implements its CBP through trainings, mentorship and experiential training with embedded elements of quality assurance, quality control, continuous quality improvement and quality standards. The modified Mckinsey Capacity Building Framework conceptualizes capacity building as comprising seven elements organized in the following categories as depicted and illustrated below:
 The Capacity Building Framework
 Culture or connecting category, defined as the relational mechanisms binding the organization together, including shared values and practices, behavioral norms, and most important, the organization’s orientation towards performance.

  1. Superior level category, a category with three elements: Aspirations defined by the mission, vision, and overarching goals, Strategy defined by actions and programs aimed at fulfilling the organization’s overarching goals, and Organizational skills defined by the capabilities, including performance measurement, planning, resource management, etc.
  2. Foundational category, also with three elements: Human resources defined as the collective capabilities, experiences, potential and commitment of the management team, staff, and volunteers; Systems and infrastructure defined by the planning, decision making, knowledge management, and administrative systems, as well as the physical and technological assets that support the organization; andOrganizational structure defined by the combination of governance, organizational design, inter-functional coordination, and job descriptions that shape the organization’s legal & management structure.

By combining all the seven elements of organizational capacity, HIPA emphasizes the importance of examining each element both individually and in relation to the other elements.
 The Beneficiary – Provider Equilibrium (BePro-Equilibrium) Model
This Capacity Building model looks at empowering the service providers to integrate IKS into their interventions during design and implementation management levels. It also support the beneficiary communities and prepares them to uptake the services by strengthening their capacities to work with the service providers in identifying their needs, design, implement, monitor and evaluate interventions. The BePro-Equilibrium model ultimately supports creation of a point of intersection defined by indicators of capacity building results agreed upon with the different stakeholders whose capacities are to be built.
 The Ecological Model to Monitoring and Evaluation of community based initiatives
HIPo-Africa uses the ecological approach of assessing specific target beneficiary needs. It is the basis for developing indicators for monitoring and evaluation of outcomes at individual, household and community levels.
 The OPCI-3QE Capacity Building Model
This model provides a systematic approach to identifiacation of capacity gaps, setting priorities, developing a capacity building plan which defines moniroting and evaluation indicators, execution and coplying the quality measures.


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