Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2012 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 14809
Country/Region: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Year: 2012
Main Partner: FHI 360
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $251,200

GOAL: Contribute to improving the health of the Congolese people through social and behavior change Communication (SBCC). Three objectives:1. Support the government partners and local organizations; 2. Capacity building; and 3. Develop educational materials. C-Change through Search For Common Ground (SFCG) covers South Kivu, Katanga and East Kasaï provinces. SFCG works with a network of 80 national and community radio stations and 20 TV channels working towards urban area. 3 main strategies: Advocacy, social mobilization and Behavior Change Communication.Targeting youth (Age 15-24), the project will implement the following activities in FY2012: 1) IPC (Interpersonal Communication): "Duel des Jeunes democrates (DJD) (Young Democrats) is a match (competition) of question and answer moderated by a journalist in which two opposing schools. This match challenge knowledge, attitudes and behavior of youth pupils about HIV. At the end of the match the moderator gives the correct answers and gives students and teachers DJD pamphlets on the topic of the session.The Team is a television series about a female football team which addresses governance, gender, justice and HIV. 4 episodes will contain messages about HIV. Video forum is organized for young boys and girls in selected Faith based schools conveying messages promoting sexual abstinence and delaying sexual debut. C-Change vehicles:1 older vehicle inherited from former project. During FY12, C-Change plans to buy 3 vehicles one support the current activities of the project in Kinshasa, one to support GBV/HIV activities in Kinshasa and an other one for GBV/HIV in Kisangani. The total for the life of the project is 4.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $75,360

With this fundingfor FY12, C-Change plans to strengthen communication activities through the production of educational materials and extension of the normative documents which will be developed in collaboration with national programs against HIV / AIDS (PNLS). As capacity building of local organizations selected in collaboration with PNLS, in SBCC. Activities include:1) Produce in collaboration with SFCG educational materials on HIV. This amount will cover all costs of production including human resources and pre-test.2) Support capacity building of national and local organizations by maintaining the Communication Working Group and the production of standard documents to guide interventions in the field of HIV / AIDS in DRC.3) Support for human resources including salaries, consultants, staff training, etc.4) Assist in cross-productions with other programs including watsan, malaria, sexual and gender based violence in the integration of HIV messages.5) other administrative costs and financial locally and in Washington for technical support.For FY 13, C-Change will place special emphasis on monitoring and evaluation of communication activities in collaboration with the PNLS to identify new needs in the implementation of communication plan and provide technical support necessary.C-Change also plans to build the capacity of partners in the fields below with regards to:1) Advocacy to identify new potential funding sources;2) SBCC3) Monitoring and Evaluation

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $75,360

C-Change will: 1) work Search for Common Ground to revise HIV SBCC strategy and develop second set of HIV programming; 2) Support behavior change communication interventions which promote safer sex practices, inlcuding condoms, and HIV prevention as well as address stigma and discrimination through balanced strategies that include the development of branded promotional/educational television and radio dramas; 3) Continue SBCC training and capacity building for HIV Partnersincluding PNLSGain consensus on HIV messaging and develop an SBCC guide for HIV messaging; 4) Promote preventive behaviors during special events like World AIDS Day.

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $100,480

C-Change will work with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (GDRC), IHP, and other partners to plan and implement a strategy to institutionalize the capacity of communities, government, and the media to create a supportive and inclusive environment fostering positive behaviors to address key health issues surrounding PMTCT such as early early and regular ANC visits, the importance of couple's testing, and male involvement.

Subpartners Total: $0
Search for Common Ground: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $255,000
Education $100,000
Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery $25,000
Gender: Reducing Violence and Coercion $30,000
Human Resources for Health $100,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Addressing male norms and behaviors
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services
enumerations.Malaria (PMI)
Child Survival Activities
Safe Motherhood
Family Planning