Published on December 8, 2016
1. INNOVATION PLAN FORM Guidelines for the design of the Innovation Plan The design of the Innovation Plan intends to support participants in capitalising on the knowledge acquired during the Learning Route in Rwanda, transforming this knowledge into practical actions to strengthen SUN Civil Societies Alliances’ coordinated activities to address malnutrition. The Innovation Plan has to be framed within the strategies and initiatives currently carried out by Civil Society Organizations, part of the SUN Alliances, participating in the Learning Route. The Plan aims to enhance the results of on-going activities, adding value to existing initiative and furthering efforts made by Civil Society to improve nutrition in their own countries. The Innovation Plan will have to address, through an integrated approach, at least two out of five of the thematic areas of the Learning Route: I. Advocacy II. Policy review and policy tracking III. Campaign and social mobilisation IV. Multi-stakeholder coordination V. Communication for behavioural change VI. Integrated approaches to fight malnutrition VII. Governance The Innovation Plan must be the result of your coordinated work as Country Team and representatives of the SUN Civil Society Alliance (CSA) of your country. Take this opportunity to work together, consolidate existing partnerships and open-up opportunities for new collaborations! Very important! The timeframe of your Innovation Plan should not exceed 6 months.
2. Key criteria for the self-assessment of the Innovation Plan Here you can find some smart criteria to assess the quality of your Innovation Plan. We suggest you to check them carefully and try to score your Plan before delivering it. CRITERIA GUIDING QUESTIONS 1. INNOVATION (a) Is the proposal referring to experiences that can be considered innovative in your country, in relation to the strategies, approaches or methodologies employed? (b) Does the Plan have the potential to contribute substantially to address nutrition- related issues at country level? (c) Does this Plan have potential to be scaled-up? (d) Is it feasible to implement the Plan with the stakeholders’ available human and financial resources and in the proposed timeframe? 2. SUSTAINABILITY AND GOVERNANCE (e) Sustainability: Can the changes of the Plan be sustained beyond the timeframe of 6 months? (f) SUN Civil Society Alliance: is the Plan contributing to the long-term goals of the SUN CSA and its sustainability? (g) Governance: Does the Plan apply inclusive, participatory and transparent approach/management? (h) Collaboration and mutual support: does the plan contribute to the enhancement of collaboration, learning and mutual support among CSAs of the region? 3. CLEARNESS AND GENERAL QUALITY (i) Is the Plan presenting, with a clear and direct language, the opportunities and challenges that are going to be addressed? (j) Are the stakeholders clearly described? (k) Are the objectives clearly defined? (l) Are the activities result-oriented? INNOVATION PLAN - SOME KEY CONCEPTS Change What is the change you would you like to achieve with this Innovation Plan? Relevance/ Justification Why is this relevant for the CSA in your country? Who will benefit from the Plan? Enabling Factors What kind of favourable conditions, existing today in your country, can enable the achievement of this Plan? Main Objectives What are the short-term objectives that lead you to the expected change? Strategic Actions What strategic actions or innovative practices would be implemented in order to reach these objectives? Stakeholders Which organizations and institutions from the Civil Society, public and/or private sector, donor and/or and international cooperation agencies should be involved in the implementation of the Plan? What would be their role? Follow-up and dissemination How are you going to evaluate the results of the Innovation Plan and how are you going to disseminate these results at the national (CSA) and or/ regional level?
3. LEARNING ROUTE Leveraging the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network: building regional platforms to promote learning on how to address malnutrition The Learning Route in Rwanda INNOVATION PLAN FORM I. OVERVIEW Country/ Team: Sierra Leone Scaling Up Nutritrion and Immunization –Civil Society Platform (SUNI- CSP) CSA representatives: Name Organization 1.Victor Lansana Koroma Health Alert-Sierra Leone 2. Victoria Squire Concern World Wide 3. Sanussie Fofanah Pikin-To-Pikin Movement Innovation Plan´s Title: EAT WHAT YOU GROW NAR SALONE Thematic areas addressed by the Innovation Plan Mark Thematic Area Advocacy Social campaign and mobilisation Multi-stakeholder coordination Communication for behavioural change Integrated approaches to fight malnutrition Governance 1.1 CHANGE What is this Innovation Plan Innovation Plan for? What is the change you would you like to achieve with this Innovation Plan? (50 words max.) • Increase awareness among local producers and families in one chiefdom to eat what they grow to improve their nutritional status (promoting food diversity to compliment SL Food Based Dietary Guidelines) • Improved behavioural change in traditional and cultural practices relating to nutritional intake.
4. 1.2 CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES What are the main challenges the Innovation Plan is addressing? How does the Plan link to the on- going initiatives carried out by the SUN CSA in your country to address malnutrition? (75 words max.) This innovative Plan will address the notion presented by some stakeholders that farming is exclusively done for business purposes instead of the emphasy to priorities eating their local foods to improve their nutritional status. Also there are a lot of myths associated with women and children nutritional status The opportunities available for this are the existence of SUNI platform at the district level, the link between SUNI & local Government and other partners within the district, and the available natural Resources. 1.3 RELEVANCE AND JUSTIFICATION Why is this Plan relevant for the CSA in your country? Who will benefit from the Plan? (75 words max.) Evidence has shown that farmers from Koinadugu districts have over the years engage in production of vegetables and animal rearing in the district, and despite all of this, the district still record one of the highest malnutrition especially stunting rates in the Country. Therefore Eat what you grow campaign can change the behaviour of these farmers to the culture of valuing the consumption of their local products which greatly contribute to improving their nutritional status. II. DESCRIPTION 2.1 OBJECTIVES What are the Plan´s main objectives? (No words limit) Objectives • 1. Increase awareness among local producers and families in the selected chiefdom on the benefits of consuming nutritious locally available foods to improve their nutritional status.
5. • 2. Strengthen Coordination among the existing structures and assessment of nutritional status within the district 3. Improving behavioral change of farmers and cattle rearers in this chiefdom. 2.2 TARGET GROUPS Who are the main target groups (direct beneficiaries) and what would be the significant change for them? Define the main outputs and outcomes (in quantity and quality) of the Innovation Plan. (75 words max.) Direct beneficiaries: Women, (pregnant women, teenage girls, lactating mothers) infant and young children. Vulnerable people within the communities. Over 200 women farmers and 50 cattle reare will be engaged in one of the chiefdoms of this district where the significant change would be that these farmers would inculcate the habit of prioritizing the eating of their local food than selling all for money making, thus contribute to a healthy family. 2.3 GOVERNANCE How will the Plan ensure that all stakeholders will take active part in the decision-making process? What mechanisms will be put in place to guarantee transparent and accountable management of the Plan’s resources? (75 words max.) SUNI-CSP in Sierra Leone has a steering committee headed by a chairman and Co-chair with representatives from the regions and districts that take decisions. At District level there are DCBs that comprise of various community based organizations that make up the district network who implement activities relating to SUN 2.4 KEY ACTIONS / INITIATIVES What are the actions or initiatives each stakeholder will have to take in order to achieve the Plan´s objectives? Link each action to the respective stakeholder/s and the approximate length of time for implementing the proposed initiatives. (No words limit)
6. Description of activities per objective Stakeholders´ role Length of time (when will you start and how long will it last?) 1. Objective.1 : Increase awareness among local producers and families in the selected chiefdom on the benefits of consuming nutritious locally available foods to improve their nutritional status. Act. 1.1.Hold 2 community meetings with master farmers, local nutrition champions, partners etc Act. 1.2. Organize 5 Radio & 2 TV programs Act. 1.3 Organize community drama performance which send messages of the importance of eating locally produced foods Act 1.4 Develop and Air jingles on the relevance of eating what you grow in your communities. Master farmers, Local council, nutrition champions, Media, Religious Groups, SUNI DCB Networks will be involved. Ministry and Local councils will ensure policies on nutrition are made available. SUNI members are able to disseminate and promoted this policies The whole project will be implemented for six months effective January 2017 and end in June 2017 2. Objective : Strengthen Coordination and assessment of the existing structures and nutritional status within the district Act. 2.1. Conduct Mini KAP Survey on nutrition in the selected chiefdom. Act. 2.2. Collect case studies before and after the project period Act 2.3.Conduct monthly coordination meeting with SUNI members, partners at both national and district level and Nutrition champions SUNI steering committee lead in the coordination meeting 3. Objective 3: Improving behavioral change of farmers in this chiefdom. Act. 3.1. Training of master farmers, community based networks (religious leaders, market women, traditional healers) and mother support groups to be nutrition champions. Act. 3.2.Joint monitoring visit by MAFFS, Local councils and SUNI Network and DCB members Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) will provide technical training of the farmers. Nutrition Directorate will lead in the cooking
7. ACT 3.3 Cooking demonstration demonstration. 2.5 FOLLOW-UP AND DISSEMINATION How are you going to evaluate and capitalize the results of the Innovation Plan? Please consider (if appropriate) to apply qualitative evaluation techniques (e.g. Most Significant Change, Outcome mapping…) How are you going to disseminate these results at the national (CSA) and or/ regional level? • Case studies collected before and after the project period shall be disseminated with SUN members and key policy makers and partners at national and regional levels • Share successes with stakeholders of MAFFS, local council and other partners to advocate for scaling up nutrition in other chiefdoms and districts. 2.6 SUN MOVEMENT How could the SUN Civil Society Network support the implementation of the Innovation Plan? What capacities need to be built or strengthened? What resources are available and which ones need to be mobilised to successfully implement the Plan? (50 words max.) SUN Civil Society Networks have dedicated members that are willing to support the implementation of this plan, giving their time and efforts. These networks have skills and experiences to conduct advocacy and monitoring activities. SUN movement will support in analyzing key nutrition policy for members to disseminate and promote these messages to the farmers and nutrition champions. 3.6 BUDGET Please provide us an estimation of costs broken down per category and indicate if you foresee to complement the grant with in house funding (if so, how much) Activity LR grant budget SUN Alliance complementary
8. budget Act 1.1. Hold 2 community meetings with master farmers, local nutrition champions, partners etc 150 USD 20 USD Act. 1.2. Organize 5 Radio & 2 TV programs 400 USD - Act. 1.3 Organize community drama performance which send messages of the importance of eating locally produced foods 100 USD 20 USD Act 1.4 Develop and Air jingles on the relevance of eating what you grow in your communities. 150 USD 20 USD Conduct Mini KAP Survey on nutrition in the selected chiefdom. 500 USD 20 USD Act. 2.2. Collect case studies before and after the project period 500 USD 20 USD Act 2.3.Conduct Bi- monthly coordination meeting with SUNI members, partners at both national and district level and Nutrition champions 1,000 USD 20 USD Conduct two trainings of master farmers, cattle rearers, and community based networks (religious leaders, market women, traditional healers) and mother support groups to be nutrition champions. 1,000 USD -
9. Act. 3.2. Conduct two Joint monitoring visits by MAFFS, Local councils and SUNI Network and DCB members 1,000 USD 10 USD ACT 3.3 Cooking demonstration 200 USD 20 USD Sub-Total Budget 5,000 USD( LR Contribution) 150 USD ( SUN Complimentary) Grand Totals 5,150 Exchange Rate=7,500/ 1 USD THANK YOU!