At Knowledge SUCCESS, we work closely with family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) projects around the world to support their knowledge management (KM) efforts—that is, to share what works and what doesn’t work in programs, so we can learn from each other, adapt and scale up best practices, and avoid repeating past mistakes.
A brief introduction of the new endeavors underway with USAID's reproductive health project, PROPEL Adapt.
In March 2023, Knowledge SUCCESS (KS) embarked on a process of engaging and supporting Asia KM Champions. KS identified 2-3 champions coming from each of the USAID priority countries in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines) for a total of 12 KM Champions in the region looking to further strengthen knowledge sharing within and across countries in Asia and to contextualize responses to each countries’ knowledge management needs.
Leading up to FP insight's one-year anniversary, we surveyed users to hear what Year Two should look like. Take a look back at the top four features added in 2022, and learn how you can vote on your favorite set of new features for 2023 on FP insight’s New Features Roadmap!
In collaboration with Breakthrough Action in West Africa, Knowledge SUCCESS assisted Burkina Faso and Niger in including KM in their CIPs.
The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) is the world’s largest convening of family planning and SRHR experts—and an amazing resource for knowledge exchange.
This week, we're featuring The Uganda Youth Alliance for Family Planning and Adolescent Health (UYAFPAH) in our FP/RH Champion Spotlight series. UYAFPAH’s primary mission is advocating for positive change in health matters that affect young people in Uganda.
A peer assist is a knowledge management (KM) approach that focuses on “learning before doing.” When a team is experiencing a challenge or is new to a process, it seeks advice from another group with relevant experience. The Knowledge SUCCESS project recently used this approach to facilitate sharing of experiential knowledge between Nepal and Indonesia. Amid declining population growth in Nepal, the project used a peer assist to advocate for continuation of leadership, commitment, and funding allocation for family planning (FP).
We all know that sharing information across projects and organizations is good for FP/RH programs. Despite our best intentions, however, information sharing doesn’t always happen. We might lack time to share or we aren’t sure if the information shared will be useful. Sharing information about programmatic failures has even more barriers because of the associated stigma. So what can we do to motivate the FP/RH workforce to share more information about what works and what doesn’t work in FP/RH?