Hands-On Training and Coaching in using ICTs effectively to support your communications work: We plan to visit more organisations in the course of 2009 for hands-on, on-site work in developing communications strategies and using specific tools appropriate to your work
Final Knowledge-Sharing, Lessons Learnt Reflection gathering was held in December. A report on this event will be available soon.
|About The STAR Programme|
The STAR programme in Eastern and Southern Africa aims to increase the capacity of Hivos-partner civil society organisations working on HIV/AIDS and micro-finance issues to effectively apply ICTs to attain their goals. It is believed that enhanced ICT capacity among the organisations working in these fields will lead to improved communication with their different target groups, increased access to up-to-date and relevant information, and increased knowledge-sharing. It is expected that organisations participating in the STAR programme will become more effective and efficient.
The STAR programme, as an externally initiated support programme (not necessarily requested by Hivos partners), based on Hivos expertise of working with civil society organisations (CSOs), was premised on the notion that creating greater awareness of ICT tools and approaches among partners, could result in their finding appropriate tools to address some of their capacity challenges, particularly with regard to effective and efficient communications. From Hivos™ perspective, its knowledge of how ICT tools could be strategically employed to deal with effective and efficient communications meant that it had a responsibility to share this knowledge with partners that may not have been fully aware of the multiple practical and strategic uses of ICTs.