Publication Date
Publication Date: 
February 4, 2014

This guide for civil society organisations (CSOs) is part of the Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV Prevention programme developed by Rutgers WPF and STOP AIDS NOW! Its aim is to support CSOs working on HIV prevention interventions and SRHR education for young people in 12 African countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Malawi, and Zambia.

The goal is to train trainers to become experts on quality criteria of SRHR education and HIV prevention programmes for young people using an evidence- and rights-based approach. "Once trained, trainers will support other civil society organisations to improve the quality of programmes for young people. The training programmes are built on evidence-informed tools ('Planning and Support Tool' and 'Are you on the Right Track Workbook') developed in earlier projects. [See the table of contents below.]"

The Training of Trainers pilot project, integral in the development of the guide, in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, implemented in the period 2011-2012, was scaled up, using the following components:

  • "Theories of behaviour change are applied and integrated within programmes.
  • Characteristics or quality criteria for effective interventions, derived from the study of Douglas Kirby and colleagues (2007), are integrated within programmes.
  • Effects of programme activities are measured on outcome level.
  • Content, topics, and methodologies that are crucial in effective programmes promoting SRHR for young people are used."

"Table of content

  • How to start
  1. Introduction
  2. Commitment - getting the right people  on the bus
    1. Four steps of commitment
    2. Full Programme
    3. Decide on the programme
  3. Preparation
  4. Facilitation skills
    1. The art of facilitation
    2. Principles of good facilitation
    3. The art of asking questions
  • Training Sessions
    • Session 1: Introduction to training & support
      • Getting acquainted and expectations
    • Session 2: Health promotion - behaviour & planning and support tool
      • Introduction to our approach
      • Step one: Involvement
      • Step two: Needs assessment
      • Step three: Objectives
      • Step four: Evidence based Intervention design
      • Step five: Adaption and implemention
      • Step six: Monitoring and evaluation
      • Planning and support Tool - Plan of Action
    • Session 3: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
      • Introduction
      • Defining SRH and SRHR
      • Reflection on who are young people?
      • Sexuality and communication
      • Effective Approaches in Comprehensive
      • Sexuality Education
      • Reflection & Plan of Action
    • Session 4: Stigma and Discrimination
      • Introduction
      • Naming stigma
      • Reflection on stigma and discrimination
      • Myths and facts on HIV and its transmission
      • Addressing Stigma and discrimination
    • Session 5: Building gender awareness
      • Introduction building gender awareness
      • Understanding gender and sex
      • Gender roles and sex roles
      • Power, gender and roles
      • Addressing gender inequality
    • Session 6: Measure effects on outcome level
      • Introduction
      • Outcome versus output measurement
      • Health promotion and behaviour
      • The “Are You on the Right Track?”
      • Workbook - Six steps
      • Finalize M&E Plan & Plan of Action
    • Session 7: Plan of Action for Improvement
      • Finalizing the Plan of Action for Improvement
      • Monitoring and Support Visits
      • Format for your monitoring and support visits
  • Appendices
    • Facts and figures per country
    • Determinants of behaviour
    • Training & Support
    • Memorendum of Understanding
    • Factsheet: Youth Participation
    • Factsheet: Sexual Diversity
    • Factsheet: Faith-based organisations
    • Other relevant materials
    • Evaluation form"
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