Network Capacity Analysis – a toolkit for assessing and building capacities for high quality responses to HIV: workshop facilitation guide

Network Capacity Analysis – a toolkit for assessing and building capacities for high quality responses to HIV: workshop facilitation guide

A workshop facilitation tool for networks addressing HIV

Civil society networks play a vital role in supporting and developing key services required to respond to the HIV epidemic. Those networks that represent communities key to the dynamics of HIV transmission are particularly important, specifically in their involvement in decision making and programming around HIV. It is anticipated that these toolkits will be of particular use to these networks of key populations.

The aim of this toolkit is to build the skills required by civil society networks to develop and strengthen their capacity. It can be used by networks to help identify their capacity building needs, plan technical support interventions, and monitor and evaluate the impact of capacity building.

Two toolkits have been developed in order to respond to different needs and situations: a rapid assessment guide (see Further Information on the right hand side), and a workshop facilitation guide. They provide a structured approach to generating both quantitative and qualitative information about the situation of the organisation at the time of analysis. The resulting outcomes can also be used to track progress when developing capacity

The workshop facilitation guide can be used, where resources and aspiration allow, to structure, deliver and report on a two to three day workshop.It provides step by step guidance to aid in the analyse of a networks capacity including:

Defining the purpose of the capacity:

  • Planning the capacity analysis workshop
  • Developing a profile
  • Workshop sessions
  • External review
  • Document review
  • Capacities report

Detailed notes on conducting the group exercises, how to facilitate the workshop and how to conduct the external interviews are provided to aid the facilitator.

[Adapted from the authors]