Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2011 2012 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 12994
Country/Region: Kenya
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

The FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project is a 5-year project implemented by Management Sciences for Health, Pact Inc., Danya International, and the Regional AIDS Training Network. This consortium brings together over 25 years of work in Kenya strengthening the institutional capacity of CSOs that improve health and well-being.FANIKISHA aims to improve the capacity of 4 to 8 national level CSOs to strengthen their financial, human resources, and management systems; monitoring and evaluation systems; strategic planning skills; leadership and governance skills; and advocacy capacity to play a more strategic role in working with the GOK and other stakeholders to deliver effective health services at the community level. Through a competitive selection process, FANIKISHA will award mentored sub-grants to participating CSOs in 2012-13 and additional sub-grants for their affiliates in 2014-15.Participating Kenyan CSOs must have a national mandate; have a presence in at least 7 counties or 2 provinces; provide or contribute to the GOK's community health response by building capacity of their institutions and that of their affiliates or members; provide sub-grants; and undertake advocacy for increased engagement in health policy issues at the community and national levels. It is anticipated that some CSOs will provide HIV services. The size, age distribution, and other characteristics of the populations reached through the CSOs will be determined upon selection.Three vehicles will be purchased using pipeline funds. Technical Advisors will travel to sub-grantee project sites to provide support supervision/mentorship training. This activity supports GHI/LLC and is completely funded by pipeline in this budget cycle, including vehicle purchase.

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $0

The FANIKISHA project will partner with Kenyan CSOs and their affiliates through mentored grants to improve health and well-being. By supporting these CSOs in strengthening financial, human resources, and management systems, leadership and governance skills, and advocacy capacity, FANIKISHA is ensuring effective health services delivery, including home-based HIV care, at the community level. Among 10 CSOs currently pre-qualified to receive grants, five focus on HIV/AIDS interventions, with at least one specifically offering comprehensive social care and support to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), which includes home-based health care. The actual size, age distribution, and other characteristics of the populations reached through the 4-8 mentored CSOs will be determined after selection in March 2012.Additionally, by partnering with the RATN and the AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIAplus) Project, FANIKISHA is committed to strengthening the capacity of CSOs to provide home-based care for PLWHA.

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $0

The FANIKISHA project will partner with Kenyan CSOs and their affiliates through mentored grants to improve health and well-being. By supporting these CSOs in strengthening financial, human resources, and management systems, leadership and governance skills, and advocacy capacity, FANIKISHA is ensuring effective health services delivery, including care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), at the community level. Among 10 CSOs currently pre-qualified to receive mentored grants, five focus on HIV/AIDS interventions, with at least one specifically offering comprehensive social care and support to OVCs. The actual size, age distribution, and other characteristics of the populations reached through the 4-8 mentored CSOs will be determined after selection in March 2012.Additionally, by partnering with the RATN and APHIAplus, FANIKISHA is committed to strengthening the capacity of CSOs to provide OVC services.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $0

Through collaborations among project partners and stakeholders, including the GoK and APHIAplus, FANIKISHA is strengthening health systems at all levels of society, including the community, provincial and regionial levels. Through its mentored grants program with Kenyan CSOs strengthening financial, human resources, and management systems, leadership and governance skills, and advocacy capacity, FANIKISHA is strengthening health systems for HIV/AIDS as well as other conditions. Among 10 CSOs currently pre-qualified to receive mentored grants, five specifically support health systems strengthening. The actual size, age distribution, and other characteristics of the populations reached through the 4-8 mentored CSOs will be determined after selection in March 2012.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $0

By working with the RATN and APHIAplus, FANIKISHA is committed to strengthening the institutional capacity of CSOs that implement HIV prevention interventions, including those focused on abstinence and fidelity. The FANIKISHA project will partner with CSOs and their affiliates through mentored grants to improve health and well-being. By supporting these CSOs in strengthening financial, human resources, and management systems, leadership and governance skills, and advocacy capacity, FANIKISHA is ensuring effective health services delivery, including abstinence-based HIV prevention interventions. Among 10 CSOs currently pre-qualified to receive mentored grants, five focus on HIV/AIDS interventions, with at least two of these organizations specifically working to prevent and mitigate HIV/AIDS through peer education and behavior change communication (BCC) among young people, including abstinence education. The actual size, age distribution, and other characteristics of the populations reached through the 4-8 mentored CSOs will be determined after selection in March 2012.

Funding for Prevention: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $0

The FANIKISHA project will partner with Kenyan CSOs and their affiliates through mentored grants to improve health and well-being. By supporting these CSOs in strengthening financial, human resources, and management systems, leadership and governance skills, and advocacy capacity, FANIKISHA is ensuring effective health services delivery, including HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), at the community level. Among 10 CSOs currently pre-qualified to receive mentored grants, five focus on HIV/AIDS interventions, with four specifically supporting VCT. The actual size, age distribution, and other characteristics of the populations reached through the 4-8 mentored CSOs will be determined after selection in March 2012.Additionally, by partnering with the RATN and APHIAplus, FANIKISHA is committed to strengthening the capacity of CSOs to provide VCT services.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $0

The FANIKISHA project will partner with Kenyan CSOs and their affiliates through mentored grants to improve health and well-being. By supporting these CSOs in strengthening financial, human resources, and management systems, leadership and governance skills, and advocacy capacity, FANIKISHA is ensuring effective health services delivery, including the provision of HIV prevention services for high-risk populations. Among 10 CSOs currently pre-qualified to receive mentored grants, five focus on HIV/AIDS interventions, of which three specifically supporting HIV prevention for high-risk youth, truck drivers or female sex workers. The actual size, age distribution, and other characteristics of the populations reached through the 4-8 mentored CSOs will be determined after selection in March 2012.Additionally, by partnering with the RATN and APHIAplus, FANIKISHA is committed to strengthening the capacity of CSOs to respond to the HIV prevention needs of high-risk populations.

Subpartners Total: $0
Danya International, Inc.: NA
Pact, Inc.: NA
Regional AIDS Training Network: NA
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