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 mobilization IV. Multi-stakeholder coordination V. Communication for behavioral 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? Does this Plan have potential to be scaled-up? (c) Is it feasible to implement the Plan with the stakeholders’ available human and financial resources and in the proposed timeframe? 2. SUSTAINABILITY AND GOVERNANCE (d) Sustainability: Can the changes of the Plan be sustained beyond the timeframe of 6 months? (e) SUN Civil Society Alliance: In which way is the Plan contributing to the long-term goals of the SUN CSA and its sustainability? (f) Governance: Is the Plan inclusive, participatory and transparently managed? (g) 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 (h) Is the Plan presenting, with a clear and direct language, the opportunities and challenges that are going to be addressed? (i) Are the stakeholders clearly described? (j) Are the objectives clearly defined? (k) 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: Tanzania CSA representatives: Name Organization 1.Itika Kisunga LUWADA – PANITA member 2. Faraja Kassim Partinership for nutrition in Tanzania (PANITA) - Secretariat 3. Daniel Mtweve Community economic empowerment and legal support (CEELS) - PANITA member Innovation Plan´s Title: Accountable Districts Nutrition Steering Committees for Scale Up Nutrition in Tanzania. Thematic areas addressed by the Innovation Plan Mark Thematic Area Advocacy Social campaign and mobilization Multi-stakeholder coordination Communication for behavioral 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.) This innovation plan will contribute in reducing malnutrion in Tanzania by creating enabling environment towards having functioning and accountable District Nutrition Steering Committees
4. (DNSCs). Strengthen nutrition agenda in existing Ward Development Committees – WADC and trickle down into villages. All together will contribute in improving nutrition status of inhabitants in Tanzania. 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.) There are few councils which have DNSCs while fewer committees are functioning, Ward Development Committees (WDC) are not capacitated while local and external resources for nutrition interventions is very limited. Opportunities are: - Presence of National Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan (NMNAP) - Inclusion of nutrition in country’s 5 years development plan - Presence of Government circulars and guidelines in nutrition - Existence of WDC The plan eases attainment of ongoing implementation of PANITA’s primary objectives. 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.) Stunting in Tanzania stands at 34%, 57% of under-five children and 45% of women of reproductive age are anemic. Again, the under-five stands at underweight 7 % and wasting 5 % and there are limited resources for nutrition interventions. There is a need of initial working budget to elicit advocacy for a model district, trigger local resource allocation and scale up. Beneficiaries: - District, WDCs - PANITA - The entire community in a long term II. DESCRIPTION 2.1 OBJECTIVES What are the Plan´s main objectives? (No words limit) Objectives 1. To build and attain functioning and accountable district nutrition steering committee – DNSC 2. To develop District Nutrition Strategic Plan with result framework in-line with National
5. Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan (NMNAP) by February, 2017 3. To strengthen Ward Development Committees (WADCs) by February, 2017. 4. To develop terms of reference (TOR) between District Executive Director - DED, District Nutrition Steering Committee members and Ward Development Committees (WADCs) by March, 2017 5. To improve nutrition multi-stakeholders coordination on nutrition interventions by July, 2017 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.) No. TARGET GROUP SIGNIFICANT CHANGE 1. District Nutrition Steering Committee Functioning, accountable and transparent on nutrition initiatives 2. Ward development Committees - WDCs Strengthened and include nutrition agenda in execution of their activities including mentoring Village Council (VC) 3. Local CSOs Are aware on nutrition and ongoing nutrition interventions and increased involvement on the same 4. Local Media Better understanding on nutrition and continue to complement nutrition interventions 5. Academia (Sokoine University of Agriculture SUA) Provide technical support and advice PANITA and government bodies on nutrition interventions 6. Regional administrative Secretary office (RAS) Come up with integrated multilayer stakeholders strategic plan Outcome: 1. One District nutrition strategic plan with result framework in-line with National Multi- sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (NMNAP) developed 2. One District NSC and 23 Ward Development Committees (WDCs) in South Western Highlands Zone of Tanzania 3. Thirty eight (38) Performance Contracts/Terms of reference (TOR) executed Output: 1. One District Nutrition steering committee, 23 Ward Counselors, 23 Ward Executive Officers (WEOs) will have better understanding on nutrition situation and priority areas to focus on policy, circulars and strategic framework in implementing nutrition
6. interventions 2. Improved multilayer coordination of nutrition stakeholders and nutrition interventions 3. Availability of local and external mobilized resources for nutrition interventions 4. Presence of functioning and accountable district nutrition steering committees (DNSC) and ward development committees (WDCs) and Village Councils (VCs) which integrate nutrition agenda in their activities. 5. Improved nutrition status of inhabitants in Tanzania – in long term 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.) The plan is multilayer stake holders approach and will liaise with regional administration prior to trickling down to the district, wards and villages of which performance contract/TOR will be developed; adopted and participatory approaches will be strengthened. PANITA being Tanzania’s CSA in collaboration with Zonal Coordinators and Academia stands to neutralize conflict of interest from other stakeholders; advocate, promote and strengthen transparence while mainstreaming in existing structures will ease sustainability and scale up. 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) Description of activities per objective Stakeholders´ role Length of time (when will you start and how long will it last?) 1.Objective 1: To build and attain functioning and accountable district nutrition steering committee – DNSC Act. 1.1 Conduct Regional Nutrition steering Committee. Act. 1.2. Conduct district nutrition steering committee (DNSC) meetings PANITA coordinate and facilitate the Meeting. PANITA coordinate February and June, 2017. One day meeting Each meeting will last for one day
7. and facilitate the meetings 2. Objective 2: To develop District Nutrition Strategic Plan with result framework by February, 2017 Act. 2.1. Collect nutrition formative data Act. 2.2. Convene meeting with experts PANITA, SUA, Ministry of Health and TFNC will provide technical assistance and guidance towards execution of the plan By the Third week of February, 2017. Data will be collected in 7 days The meeting will last for two days 3. Objective 3: To strengthen Ward Development Committees (WDCs) by February, 2017 Act. 3.1. Convene Ward Councilors and WEOs meeting Act. 3.2. Conduct WDC meetings in selected Wards District Nutrition officer –DNUO (District nutrition focal person) and PANITA will facilitate the meetings By the first week of March, 2017. The meeting will last for one day 4.Objective 4: To develop performance contracts between District Executive Director - DED, District Nutrition Steering Committee members and Ward and Village nutrition steering committees by March, 2017 Act.4.1: Develop performance contracts (develop terms of contracts) Act.4.2: Review of the performance contract drafts Act.4.3: Sign the performance contracts (Terms of reference – TOR) DED will fertilize signing of the TOR while PANITA in collaboration with SUA and TFNC will provide technical assistance By the 3rd week of March, 2017. The activity will be implemented in 7days.
8. 5.Objective 5: To improve nutrition multi- stakeholders coordination on nutrition interventions by July, 2017 Act. 5.1. Conduct field visits Act. 5.2. Collect mid and post formative data Act. 5.3. Write report on LR innovation plan implementation and submission to SUN LR Act. 5.4. Conduct information dissemination and share results with stakeholders PANITA will enhance coordination amongst Multi-stakeholders By June, 2017. Execution will take 6 months. 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? PANITA will organize literature and data reviews. The information obtained will be shared to key stakeholders to be involved in the implementation of the innovation plan hence will bring better understanding to all concerned. Key indicators will be developed and baseline survey by sampling will be conducted while score card will be adopted. The participatory Monitoring and evaluation will be conducted throughout the implementation period so as to enable adjustments. Field visits for verification and underlying factors for success or failure will be determined. Appreciative inquiry interviews and feedback collection will be employed. A team of 8 people will be tasked of which will comprise of 1 Ward Counselor, 1 WEO, 1 VEO, 2 PANITA delegates, 1 DNSC Member, 1 TFNC Staff and 1 Academia staff (SUA) All relevant learning will be documented for further use and dissemination to multi- stakeholders. Dissemination will be through Vice President’s Office, Prime Minister’s Office - PMO, Ministry of Health, UN agencies, Development partners group on nutrition, PANITA Zonal review meetings, NSCs meetings, Regional CC meetings, Academia, Local Media, Tanzania Association of journalist for children – TAJOC, newspapers and other media with national coverage, Parliamentary working group, Higher level Nutrition Multi-sectoral Committee, Tanzania Food
9. and Nutrition Centre - TFNC, Zonal Coordinators and Press release. 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 mobilized to successfully implement the Plan?(50 words max.) PANITA support by soliciting LR grant, commit US$ 12,000.00, technical support and guidance, mobilize volunteers and seek additional US$ 10,274.00 from potential donors to complement LR grant. Human resource is abundant. Funds are needed to facilitate coordination, meetings, peformance contract, strategic plan, collect formative data, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and dissemination. 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 (PANITA) complementary budget Potential Donors Meeting with Regional Nutrition Steering Committee. 0.00 8,000.00 0.00 Conduct district nutrition steering committee (DNSC) meetings and Sign the performance contracts (Transport) 0.00 0.00 2,500.00 Collect nutrition formative data 250.00 0.00 1,000 Convene meeting with experts (SUA, TFNC and Ministry of Health) 700.00 300.00 500.00 Convene Ward Councilors and WEOs meeting 2,060.00 0.00 500.00 Conduct WDC meetings in selected Wards 855.00 0.00 1,000.00
10. Develop performance contracts/terms of reference - TOR and review drafts 0.00 0.00 (PANITA staff time) 0.00 Conduct field visits (for physical verification and supportive supervision) 500.00 3,000.00 3,059.00 Collect mid and post formative data 500.00 650.00 350.00 Write report on LR innovation plan implementation and submission to SUN LR 0.00 50.00 0.00 Conduct information dissemination and share results with stakeholders 135.00 0.00 1,365.00 Total amount estimated 5,000.00 12,000.00 10,274.00 THANK YOU!