Metrics Monthly Bulletin: January 2019

CanWaCH Metrics & Members - 2018 Year In Review 

Happy New Year!

Last year marked an incredible journey for CanWaCH including our work in metrics and data for global health and gender equality.

In January, we led a consultation on Canada’s SRHR indicators, bringing together sector experts to shape how Canada’s SRHR work is measured. Global Affairs Canada has finalized SRHR Key Performance Indicators, and coming soon you can expect opportunities to discuss these indicators in more detail.

In March, we rolled out a new schedule of capacity-building and partnership opportunities with a webinar and networking opportunities for the Her Voice, Her Choice call for proposals. In 2019, you’ll be seeing learning opportunities and resources on topics like integrating qualitative indicators effectively, capturing gender diversity in data, artificial intelligence in M&E, data visualization and communication, and beyond. Tell us what topics and skills you want to hear about, and we’ll make it happen. 

In May, we launched this Metrics Monthly Bulletin! See below for some of the highlights and supplementary resources. This month, check out our spotlight of Canadian actors working in Haiti.

In July, we launched a Data Drive to expand our collection of data in the Project Explorer and were overwhelmed by the responses. We now have over 400 projects for you to learn more about! Data can be entered at any time, so why not make a resolution to add or update your projects this month? As a member, take advantage of the Member Portal to change and update your projects as they evolve!

In September, our Metrics Working Group held its annual kick-off meeting. Among its many projects, the Group will be overseeing the release of our inaugural report on Canadian Metrics. If your organization hasn’t contributed your stories yet, do so today via our web form.

In November, we officially launched the Canadian Collaborative in Global Health – a new program designed to incubate innovative solutions to urgent data challenges. Read more from three of our Labs and stay tuned for updates as Labs hit the ground running!

Looking ahead, 2019 will be our most ambitious year yet at CanWaCH. On behalf of our Metrics team – Mélody, Antu, Fallyn, and myself – we look forward to working with you to highlight successes, share challenges, innovate solutions, and partner for greater impact.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2019,

Jessica
Director, Global Health Impact


CanWaCH is proud to showcase the innovative work being done by our members to create positive shifts among the toughest global challenges in gender equality. Below is a review of our member spotlights in 2018 with upcoming opportunities, new stories and resources to take advantage of in 2019.

Don’t forget to check out our jam-packed Project Explorer! Now filled with over 400 projects related to global health and gender equality with a link to Canadian funding (all sources) led by Canadian organizations, along with global partners of all types!

 

One of the most anticipated moments for Canadians across the country and across sectors is the Women Deliver 2019 Conference taking place in Vancouver June 3 to 6, 2019. How can we make sure opportunities for metrics and discussion on challenges/future growth is front and centre of this significant discussion among leaders? Let us know!

May 2018: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Female Genital Cutting (FGC)

Member Spotlight: Amref Health Africa in Canada is the largest African-led international organization providing training and health services in 35 African countries. Check out their video on their Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) Initiative, which has supported 15,000 girls to avoid FGC. 

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June 2018: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Member Spotlight: Plan International Canada is a recognized leader in adolescent SRHR programming that is gender-responsive, provides HIV prevention and services care and challenges unequal power relations between sexes. Learn more about their SRHR projects

Resources:

  • CanWaCH participated in the International Conference on Family Planning in Rwanda. Check out our coverage of events and site visits, and a special video with Honorable Minister Bibeau.
  • Check out the FP2020 core indicators being used to measure country family planning progress and contraceptive use.

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July 2018: Nutrition 

Member Spotlight: Action Against Hunger Canada is a recognized leader in providing training and technical support on SMART (Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions), a nutrition survey methodology that provides up-to-date and reliable information on global hunger. 

Resources:

  • SMART eLearning series: Available from Smart Methodology and Disaster Ready 
  • Public Health Nutrition Course. Available here.
  • Programming for Infant and Young Child Feeding - a training course: Available here.  
  • Check out the Global Nutrition Cluster tools and resources here

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August 2018: Humanitarian Action

Member Spotlight: Médecins du Monde (MDM) is actively delivering programming in Canada and 75 countries related to working with victims of crises and conflicts, promoting SRHR, harm reduction and fighting HIV, and caring for migrant and displaced populations. 

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September 2018: Infectious & Communicable Diseases

Member Spotlight: Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is a coalition of 100 AIDS service organizations (ASOs), NGOs, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, labour unions and individuals. ICAD provide leadership in policy and advocacy in reducing the impact of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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October 2018: Health Promotion 

Member Spotlight: International Francophone Network for Health Promotion (RÉFIPS)  is a network of French-speaking actors in health promotion who are working to reduce health disparities between Francophone countries through the exchange of health promotion knowledge and practices. For the first time, our bulletin included a live interview - listen here! Ginette Lafontaine, Coordinator for RÉFIPS-Section des Amériques spoke about the means they use to promote exchanges and best practices in health promotion among their francophone members all around the world, the work they do in Haiti as well as the big challenges linked with measuring results and indicators in health promotion. 

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November 2018: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence 

Member Spotlight: Centre Canadien d'Étude et de Coopération Internationale (CECI) is a recognized international network of experts working on sustainable development projects to combat poverty in Africa, Asia and Americas regions. Their PLUVIF project successfully collaborated across sectors and community leaders to combat SGBV. 

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December 2018: Global Health Data Detectives Dig Deep 

Event Spotlight: On November 20th, 2018 at the Canadian Conference for Global Health in Toronto, Canada, CanWaCH hosted a panel with three data experts who will be leading the Canadian Collaboratives for Global Health. Each expert spoke to a passionate group of 45 detectives on challenges and opportunities in data ethics, partnership building, and data utility in SRHR, abortion practices, and nutrition. 

Resources:

  • CanWaCH was on the ground in New Delhi, India for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Partners’ Forum, where we presented on innovations in data and accountability for results. Check out our coverage of the event.
  • Seeking mentorship in global health? CSIH Mentornet 2019 applications for students and young professionals due January 21, 2019. 
  • The Canadian International Development Platform (CIDP) released their 2018 Data Report, Canada on the Global Stage: Where to Next? A data-driven guide to evaluating political promises prior to the 2019 federal election. 
  • Sign up for the upcoming webcast Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Leadership Series or watch the archives.

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