This report documents technical assistance provided by FRONTIERS to the Interagency Coordination Group seeking to reduce female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, staff assisted the group in networking, learning to talk to each other, setting up an operational way of functioning, and influencing key international policy and programmatic documents. Lessons learned through operations research on FGM/C were disseminated widely through the group’s activities and FRONTIERS technical assistance influenced several plans of action and implementation programs. The report notes that in addition to better networking for presenting a common regional vision during the development of policy and programmatic international documents, there is room for improving the collaboration between agencies. Recommendations include more coordination and information sharing within each agency, particularly between headquarters and regional offices.
Diop, Nafissatou J. 2008. "Technical assistance to the interagency coordination group seeking to reduce female genital mutilation/cutting," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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