The Health Partnership Capacity Development programme takes a holistic approach and will guide successful applicants through a process to assess their capacity development needs which will be underpinned by THET’s Principles of Partnership. This will include training workshops and a mentorship scheme to improve their capacity to deliver quality health partnership projects.
Each CSO will be assigned a mentor, who will support their development action plans and accompany them at intervals throughout the project to support them in achieving their goals. CSOs will be supported to establish active networks for learning and peer to peer support throughout the lifetime of the programme.
CSOs will also be invited to participate in a series of practical and interactive capacity development workshops focusing on their identified needs to equip and motivate them to take forward specific capacity development activities within their CSOs.
Mutual learning should be an important element of all partnerships involved in this programme, with knowledge flowing between the UK and low-and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions. Partnerships must ensure exchange in learning is documented and, where possible, the learning is implemented.