Red Cross Easy Volunteer Actions for Livelihoods
Resilience, or the ability to withstand and respond to shocks and stresses related to climate change, is essential for building better livelihoods and lives. BlueLemur assisted in the production of a Handbook for Red Cross volunteers to support communities with activities that would help families and communities build resilience in a wide range of contexts. The handbook describes a selection of activities in an easy to understand format and is based on extensive research in communities and with volunteers.
World Vision Guidance on Ultra-Poor Graduation (with BRAC)
Working with BRAC, BlueLemur researched and wrote a handbook for World Vision staff to design and implement Ultra-Poor Graduation Projects in a variety of contexts. The Model is designed to help the most vulnerable families and children across the world (mainly in a rural setting) meet both their immediate needs and provide a path forward to a better future. The handbook offers guidance to staff for both the design and implementation process, including assessment, operational planning, monitoring, learning and evaluation.
Training of Trainers on Facilitation of Responsive Dialogues for Anti-microbial Resistance in Zambia
Working with ICARS and Wellcome, BlueLemur supported Eden University in Zambia to carry out Responsive Dialogues for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The project engaged communities in identifying and co-creating solutions to addressing AMR related to Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) based on their experiences of the local context which were disseminated amongst relevant stakeholders, including policy makers. BlueLemur provided training on designing and facilitating community dialogues, stakeholder engagement, co-creation and design as well as overall mentoring to project staff.
Support to Piloting Responsive Dialogues methodology
In 2020, Wellcome published a framework to help facilitate Responsive Dialogues on drug-resistant infections. BlueLemur provided support in piloting the framework in two countries – Malawi and Thailand – and running a learning process that led to the revision of the toolkit, and subsequent Responsive Dialogues projects, including the ICARS project in Zambia. We supported the translation of cumulative learning towards a new set of Guidelines being published by ICARS on implementing Responsive Dialogues in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
Facilitating a IAEA Technical Meeting on Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED)
Working with the IAEA team, we designed and delivered a workshop for technical experts.The workshop outputs included research and papers on EED and guidelines for IAEA to develop and run future workshops independently.