Since 2006, ECafrique has been working to build the capacity of African nongovernmental organizations to design, implement, and evaluate successful emergency contraception (EC) mainstreaming projects. Through a process of “facilitative regranting,” ECafrique annually awarded nine grants ranging from $25,000 to $30,000 to organizations from across Anglophone and Francophone Africa. The program’s objectives were to increase access to EC across Africa by supporting projects intended to introduce, scale up, or mainstream the method, and build the capacity of African NGOs to design, implement, and evaluate successful EC mainstreaming projects. Each grantee participated in an international proposal development workshop and received individualized technical support throughout the life of their project. The nine projects supported under this program took place in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda (two). This final narrative report details the accomplishments of each grantee, and highlights lessons learned regarding this approach to grant making.
Keesbury, Jill, Wilson Liambila, Youmane Niang Faye, and Victoria Rumbold. 2009. "Mainstreaming EC in Africa: The EC facilitative re-granting program—Final narrative report." Nairobi: Population Council.
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