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Consultancy Projects 2009-2012

Project: Develop Positive Living Manual and BCC for a peer led positive living interventions for people living with HIV in Sri Lanka

Client: ILO Sri Lanka

When: Feb – October 2011

Project Description: Conduct focused group discussions with positive networks and other people living with HIV to determine training and capacity building needs in relation to positive living, develop and pre-test Positive Living Manual with the community and conduct BCC development workshops, and pre-test products with the community as part of the upcoming positive living intervention led by ILO and UNDP Sri Lanka, based on the findings of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index Sri Lanka.

Led by: Amila, Hans, Paba, Paul & Tushy

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Project: 10 Short Films for the Cyber Peer CD, a computer – based learning tool for young people

Client: UNFPA/Y-Peer Sri Lanka

When: March – June 2011

Project Description: Film ten clips in Sinhala and Tamil for the Sri Lankan version of the Cyber Peer CD; a computer based learning tool for young people on sexual and reproductive health and rights developed by Y-Peer; a collaboration between UNFPA & Family health international.

Led by: Kapila & Charlie

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Project: Develop HIV & SRH Peer Educator Tools for Young People

Client: Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena funded by UNFPA Sri Lanka

When: November – December 2010

Project Description: Develop tools for peer educators use in their villages in the Anuradhapura and Vavuniya districts of Sri Lanka. These include flip charts and flash cards with session notes and HIV risk evaluation cards.

Led by: Hans, Ishita & Paba

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Project: Develop BCC for a peer led HIV & AIDS intervention with the Maritime Sector in Sri Lanka.

Client: The National Union of Seafarers Sri Lanka in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO)  Sri Lanka Office, and  the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) regional office.

When: October – November 2010

Project Description: Conduct consultations with trained peer educators on BCC requirements. Develop and test printed BCC with peer educators and maritime workers. The focus is on unsafe sexual practices, including visiting female sex workers and men who have sex with onboard vessels. The BCC strategies will be piloted at the Colombo port with plans for upscaling across all Sri Lankan ports.

Led by: Amila, Ayesh & Hans

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Project: Develop BCC for a peer led HIV & AIDS intervention with fishing communities in Beruwela, Sri Lanka.

Client: The National Workers Congress (NWC) in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

When: April to June 2010

Project Description: Conduct consultations with trained NWC peer educators on BCC requirements. Develop and test printed BCC with NWC peer educators and community members. These include card packs, banners for the fishing port and stickers for boats and trishaws. The focus was on unsafe sexual practices, including visiting female sex workers and men who have sex with men onboard fishing vessels. Develop other BCC strategies including disruptive theatre and other street theatre techniques, short surveys and quizzes and flash mob awareness programmes. Train peer educator team on simple monitoring and evaluation techniques to assess the impact of their intervention.

Led by: Chamika, Hans, and Prathibha

Project: Coordinating & Implementing the THINWISE HIV ICC Cricket World Cup Campaign in Sri Lanka

Client: UNAIDS

When: Dec 2010 – April 2011

Project Description: Assist the National Campaign partnership which includes UNAIDS, UNICEF, FPA Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Cricket in conceptualizing campaign activities and material, especially the THINKWISE Cricket Quiz; coordinating and implementing the campaign, including mobilizing volunteers and overseeing the theatre components of the campaign.

Led by: Hans, Kapila & Paba

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Project: Coordinating & Implementing World AIDS Day 2010 in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Partners: TWATS, UNFPAUNAIDS & Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena

When: Oct – Dec 2010

Project Description: Conceptualize the event together with TWATS volunteers; mobilize and train volunteers to implement the campaign; and coordinate with Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena and UNFPA to ensure local government support in Vavuniya.

Led by: Amila, Hans, Kapila & Paba

Project: Capacity building of three Civil Society Organisations (CSO) working with key populations in HIV & AIDS, Sri Lanka

Client: Community Strength and Development Foundation (CSDF) – Female Sex Workers; Companions on a Journey (COJ) – Men who have Sex with Men; and Saviya Development Foundation (SDF) – drug users. This CSO capacity building project is implemented by the International Council for Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP) Malaysia, with funding from UNAIDS.

When: January 2010 – January 2011

Project Description: Assist CSOs to develop leadership skills, and better operational processes, monitoring and evaluation systems and financial systems. This participatory approach to organisational and personal development is a strategy employed by ICOMP in South and South East Asia.

Led by: Hans

Project: Explore Potential for Private Sector Partnership with Development Agencies

Client: CARE International, Sri Lanka Office

When: January to May 2010

Project Description: Engage with selected private sector actors like John Keells Holdings, Hayleys, Cargills Ceylon PLC, and Brandix to explore the potential for partnership with CARE International. Facilitate panel discussion on local business CSR and business development initiatives at the CARE Regional Workshop in Sri Lanka.

Led by: Hans

Project: Evaluation of External Stakeholder Partnerships

Client: World Vision International, Sri Lanka Office

When: November 2009

Project Description: We conducted focus group discussions and key informant interviews with the World Vision external stakeholders (including local government) to determine the efficacy of World Vision’s community stakeholder partnership strategy. The evaluation took place in Ambagamuwa, Giribewa and Thanamalwila.

Led by: Hans and Marisa

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Project: Project End Evaluation - Community Rehabilitation and Response to Conflict in  Sri Lanka

Client: Lanka Evangelical Alliance Development Services (LEADS)

When: September 2009

Project Description: We conducted conducted focus group discussions and key informant interviews with community stakeholders (including local government) and LEADS beneficiaries in Jaffna and Muttur (Trincomalee District) to assess the the impact of LEADS peace building and rehabilitation efforts. This project was funded by Tear Fund.

Led by: Gayatri, Hans, and Kamala Rani.

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Project: Evaluation of HIV & AIDS and STI Prevention and Education Project Sri Lanka

Client: World Vision International, Sri Lanka Office

When: August & September 2009

Project Description: We conducted a knowledge, attitudes and behaviour (KAB) survey for World Vision project beneficiaries. We also conducted focus group discussions and key informant interviews with the World Vision team and key community stakeholders in Anuradhapura, Mannar, and Negombo.

Led by: Hans, Gayatri, and Prathibha

Project: Technical Needs Assessment for Global Fund Round 9 on HIV in Sri Lanka

Client: UNAIDS Sri Lanka & TSF South Asia

When: September & October 2011

Project Description: Support the international consultant in identifying the technical support needs that will facilitate the successful implementation of Global Round 9 on HIV, focusing on key affected populations including men who have sex with men, beach boys, drug users, female sex workers and people living with HIV.

Led by: Hans

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Project: LGBT Stigma Index Sri Lanka

Client:Equal Ground, Sri Lanka

When: May 2011 –

Project Description: This project involves adapting the People Living with HIV Stigma Index to capture stigma and discrimination faced by people belonging to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender communities. This project is led by human rights organisation Equal Ground and hopes to includes a wide membership from the LGBT community. Our role includes training enumerators, data entry and analysis and reporting in consultation with Equal Ground.

Led by: Gayatri, Hans, Kapila & Paba

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Project: South Asia Review on the progress of MDG5b with reference to young people’s access to SRHR

Client: International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia, New Delhi, India

When: July – August 2011

Project Description: This project involves a review of reports, statements, publications across 9 countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We will also work with national governments, UNFPA country offices, IPPF member associations e.g. Family Planning Association Sri Lanka to explore the variations across countries and also the challenges faced in pursuing the youth agenda with MDG5b.

Led by: Gayatri, Hans, Paba & Vositha

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Project: People Living with HIV Stigma Index Sri Lanka

Client: UNAIDS Sri Lanka

When: June 2009 – July 2010

Project Description: This project involved training a team of HIV positive people from two local networks Lanka+ and Positive Hopes Alliance, who went out and gathered information on experiences of stigma and discrimination from other people living with HIV in Sri Lanka.  This information was then analysed and reported on. We are currently developing a strategy for dissemination of key findings.

Led by: Gayatri, Hans, and Prathibha

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Project: HIV & AIDS Rapid Situation Assessment of Maritime Workers in Sri Lanka

Client: National Union of Seafarers in Sri Lanka in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Sri Lanka Office, and  the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) regional office.

When: January & February 2010

Project Description: This project gathered knowledge, attitudes and behaviour (KAB) data from students of three maritime institutes in Sri Lanka (Colombo, Galle and Panadura) and from seafarers (including foreign seafarers) and dockers attached to the Colombo port. Research tools included KAB survey, focus group discussions and key informant interviews. This information was analysed and reported on, and formed the basis for developing peer led interventions in the sector.

Led by: Amila, Gayatri, Hans, Prathibha, and Ryan

Project: HIV & Sexual and Reproductive Health Workshop Series for ‘HIV & Youth’ Rotaract District 3220 Campaign

Client: Rotaract District 3220 Sri Lanka

When: September – November 2011

Project Description: Based on the success of last year’s workshop series, we’re back this year with another series of 15 workshops in and around Colombo. The workshops will begin with HIV and then move on to sexual and reproductive health, including issues around abortion, pleasure, and sexuality.

Led by: Amila, Hans, Kapila & Paba

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Project: Youth Camps on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

Client:   UNFPA Sri Lanka, and Women in Need.

When: July to October 2011

Project Description: Conduct training camps for young people on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the districts of Matara and Anuradhapura. This included preliminary meetings with community stakeholders. Paba and her young team will use the latest methodologies learned from their training exposure with Y-PEER and other innovative approaches that we have developed for young people in Sri Lanka.

Led by: Amila, Paba & Kapila.

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Project: Develop Peer Educators on HIV among Maritime Workers in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka Ports Authority).

Client: The National Union of Seafarers Sri Lanka in partnership with the International Labour Organisation(ILO)  Sri Lanka Office, and  UNFPA Sri Lanka.

When: June 2011 -

Project Description: Conduct mapping of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), identify and train trainers from the Mahapola Training Institute, and peer educators in consultation with SLPA Divisional Heads.

Led by: Amila & Hans

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Project: HIV & Sexual and Reproductive Health Workshops for Bachelor of Social Work Students

Client: National Institute of Social Development (NISD)

When: February 2011

Project Description: Conduct awareness programme on HIV and sexual and reproductive health for 1st year and 3rd year Bachelor of Social Work students who hail from different parts of Sri Lanka, focusing mainly on understanding HIV and our body.

Led by: Amila & Hans

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Project: Refresher Training on HIV & AIDS

Client: Equal Ground, Sri Lanka

When: January 2011

Project Description: Conduct Refresher Training for project teams that conduct HIV prevention programmes in urban and rural Sri Lanka, and also disseminate information of HIV & AIDS via their publications and telephone counselling service.

Led by: Hans

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Project: Organisational Analysis

Client: Equal Ground, Sri Lanka

When: December 2010

Project Description: Conduct an organisational analysis using tools such as SWOT, problem trees etc to help Equal Ground determine their direction, and develop their strategic action plan for the next five years.

Led by: Hans

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Project: HIV & Sexual and Reproductive Health Workshop Series for ‘HIV & Youth’ Rotaract District 3220 Campaign

Client: Rotaract District 3220 Sri Lanka

When: October – November 2010

Project Description: Conduct awareness programme on HIV and sexual and reproductive health for yoiung people in Colombo focusing mainly on understanding HIV and our body.

Led by: Hans & Ishita

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Project: HIV Awareness Programme for the Maritime Sector in Sri Lanka.

Client: National Union of Seafarers in Sri Lanka in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Sri Lanka Office, and  the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) regional office.

When: June  - December 2010

Project Description: Conduct awareness programmes with dockers and seafarers focusing on HIV & STI basics, and reducing stigma and discrimination.

Led by: Amila & Hans

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Project: Training Youth Peer Educators on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Anuradhapura and Vavuniya Districts, Sri Lanka.

Client: Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena funded by UNFPA Sri Lanka

When: June  - October 2010

Project Description: Conduct sensitization programmes for community leaders and law enforcement; develop peer education modules and strategies in consultation with UNFPA and Sarvodaya teams; implement peer educator training programmes for selected village youth; develop support structure for peer educators and revisit intervention after first phase of two months.

Led by: Hans, Milinda,  & Paba

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Project: Workshop on HIV for FPASL Counseling Network

Client: FPA Sri Lanka.

When: 3rd September 2010

Project Description: Conduct awareness programme on HIV for FPASL counseling network focusing mainly on integrating HIV knowledge with counseling techniques.

Led by: Hans

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Project: Skills Building of Youth Volunteers to conduct HIV Awareness Initiatives in Sri Lanka

Client: The Candlelight Memorial Team: Together We Are the Solution (TWATS)

When: May & November  2009

Project Description: Workshop on HIV basics, disruptive theatre methodology, sharing strategies and best practices from the Wake Up Pune campaign.

Conducted by: Hans

Project: Translation of ‘Reproductive Health Lessons: A Supplemental Curriculumfor Young People’ into Sinhala and Tamil

Client: Emerge Global

When: June – August 2011

Project Description: Translate and adapt content into Sinhala and Tamil.

Led by: Paba & Tushy

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Project: Sinhala Translation of Cyber Peer CD content, a computer – based learning tool for young people

Client: UNFPA/Y-Peer Sri Lanka

When: March – April 2011

Project Description: Sinhala translation of all content for the Cyber Peer CD which is computer based learning tool for young people on sexual and reproductive health and rights developed by Y-Peer; a collaboration between UNFPA & Family health international.

Led by: Paba

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Project: People Living with HIV Stigma Index Sri Lanka

Client:FPA Sri Lanka

When: September 2010

Project Description: Translation & adaptation into Sinhala of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index Report 2010.

Led by: Paba & Ranjith


2 Comments »

  • Rohit Mittal said:

    wow, you’ve got really nice projects going on!

  • pramila rajput said:

    oh !! excelant.

    i thought some thing will happen in your life.

    god bless you.