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Years of mechanism: 2008
09.C.OV01: The Futures Group—Marang Childcare Network
The Futures Group provides services to support policy development, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation,
computer modeling, and strategic planning through its Health Policy Initiative Project (HPI). With a focus on
policy dialogue, HPI empowers partners to participate in the policymaking process. With an additional focus
on policy implementation, the initiative helps countries and organizations translate policies, strategic plans,
and operational guidelines into effective programs and services, especially for the poor and other
HPI/Botswana's goal is to strengthen the response to the HIV epidemic by creating an enabling policy
environment for OVC, youth, women and other populations affected by HIV/AIDS. More specifically, HPI
supports the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Marang to assume leadership in the policy process
In FY2009, the project's objectives are to:
-strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of Marang and its members to provide quality care
and support services to OVC and to engage in policy dialogue at the community, district and national levels.
-provide technical support to the Government of Botswana to disseminate OVC guidelines, reports and
policy, further developing its capacity building experiences with non-government community groups in
Botswana. Four key activities will be conducted during the funding year including: dissemination of the
National OVC situation analysis findings and dissemination of the OVC guidelines and the OVC policy
-disseminate the National OVC situation analysis findings working with DSS and the Ministry of Local
Government (MLG). HPI will assist in the development of the dissemination strategy, user-friendly materials,
power-point presentations, and the media package. In addition, HPI has been working with the Marang
Child Care Network Trust to build the capacity of its 72-member network to provide quality OVC services at
the grassroots level. Through this activity, HPI will strengthen Marang's capacity and support a Capacity
Building position to work at the national level. This activity will build on Marang's strengths as a network to
enable it to support MLG in disseminating the findings of the OVC situation analysis throughout the country.
-work with DSS to develop a national dissemination strategy for the National OVC Guidelines, which were
recently launched, but not yet widely disseminated by the Government of Botswana (GOB). HPI and
Marang will roll out a user-friendly dissemination program that will reach stakeholders at the national, district
and village levels utilizing the Marang membership network
-work collectively with DSS and the Technical Working Group to review and confirm the dissemination
strategy and materials. The dissemination will reach at least 100 stakeholders at the national level and 150
CBOs/FBOs/NGOs service providers from 25 districts. Partners targeted for dissemination are strategically
placed geographically and programmatically to facilitate the effective spread and application of OVC
guidelines by various child service providers
In order to provide a framework for a sustained, effective response, the GOB has developed a national
policy on OVC. To strengthen this effort, HPI will work with the MLG/DSS and the multi-sectoral technical
reference group to cost the OVC policy and facilitate its dissemination
HPI will work with DSS to scale up the reach of MPs, councillors, chiefs, and key government
ministries/departments through dissemination of situational analysis findings and the National guidelines on
Care of OVC, in order to create an environment conducive to policy reform and implementation. HPI will
further support this process by collaborating with the Ministry of Education (MOE) which deals with the OVC
returning to schools, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the area of OVC nutrition, and Catholic Relief Services
for remote and hard to reach families. Through collaboration, the service providers will understand the
mechanisms for quality control, standardization and compliance with OVC policy guidelines, which will
strengthen their specific interventions in the provision of comprehensive OVC services.
Marang is experiencing steady growth and, for that reason, will require increased technical capacity to
support their 72 member organization to provide effective and comprehensive OVC services at a national
level. Consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Marang signed with the GOB, HPI will
continue to strengthen Marang's technical capacity through support of six technical officers, as was done in
FY2008. This will include the Executive Director, Finance Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation officer,
Capacity Building and Resource Mobilization officer, and Day Care officer. Working in partnership with
strategic stakeholders in the Ministries of Health and Education, Hope World Wide and Catholic Relief
Services, HPI will support Marang to assist its member organization to scale up its direct reach of OVC to
The Marang Child Care Network Trust is the only umbrella body for organizations serving OVC in
Botswana. Currently, the organization has a membership of 37 community-based organizations. The main
purpose of Marang is to strengthen the organizational, management and technical capacity of its members.
Marang works to equip partner organizations with relevant skills and capacities in OVC programming.
To date Marang provided support and built capacity of 50 partner OVC-serving organizations in 24 districts
in the following areas: leadership skills, program planning and design, implementation and management,
Activity Narrative: M&E, local social and resource mobilization, and advocacy. The Marang Child Care Network Trust will
continue scaling up these activities which focus on the development of NGOs/CBOs/FBOs' capacities.
In FY2008, Marang will continue strengthening other OVC service providers especially community based
organizations in delivery quality services to OVC. In addition to this Marang will assist MLG's DSS in
advocacy and coordination. This will include dissemination of relevant legislation affecting orphans and
other children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. Marang will establish a data base of technical persons whose
capacity has already been developed by Marang to assist in training other service providers. Marang will
hire one additional technical staff person: a Day Care Officer. Exchange visits with OVC programs in other
countries and continued internal staff capacity building will expand.
Marang will work with DSS and other relevant stakeholders in establishing and strengthening coordination
committees such as the District Child Welfare Committees and Village Child Welfare Committees. Marang
will assist DSS in establishing Community Child Care Forums (CCCF). These CCCF will serve as the
"watch dogs" for OVC services at the community level. DSS will also collaborate with Marang in holding a
National OVC forum. This will be an annual event bringing all NGOs/CBOs/FBOs and other relevant
stakeholders together to share progress, best practices and lessons learned in OVC programming.
New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity
Continuing Activity: 17418
Continued Associated Activity Information
Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds
System ID System ID
17418 4892.08 U.S. Agency for Constella Futures 7751 1339.08 GPO-I-00-05- $200,000
International Group 00040-00:
Development Health Policy
10033 4892.07 U.S. Agency for The Futures 5380 1339.07 Technical $350,000
International Group Assistance
4892 4892.06 U.S. Agency for The Futures 3522 1339.06 Technical $400,000