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Webinar: Using Household Economic Assessments in Tanzania to Improve Programming for Families Affected by HIV

May 31st, 2012   8:30 - 10:00 EST

This webinar discussed how local partners implemented a Household Economic Assessment (HEA) and how the HEA allowed organizations to gain a greater understanding of vulnerability among their target population. This webinar  also explored how HEA results can strengthen the capacity of the organizations to make programming decisions and be used in advocacy efforts.

The full recording of the webinar is available by clicking here:

The presentations from the webinar are available here:

Colleen Green: "Household Economic Assessments: Using the Results to Enhance Programming"

Herbert Mugumya: "Using DAI& Africare household economic assessment (HEA) data to improve progrramming for OVC HHs in Tanzania"

Gevis Sakwe: "Household Livelihood Security for Tutunzane Families"

Additional questions to the presenters during the webinar:

Unfortunately we did not have enough time to answer all questions to the presenters during the webinar. We have posted these unanswered questions to the discussion board and have asked our presenters to respond. To see their responses, please click here.

About the Presenters

Colleen Green currently serves as the Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID Tanzania IMARISHA project, a project focused on improving the effectiveness of economic strengthening activities geared toward households affected by AIDS.  In this capacity she leads a small team of Tanzanian professionals that provide technical support and capacity building to other USAID and PEPFAR partners and to the Government of Tanzania in the area of economic strengthening and sustainable livelihoods.

Prior to becoming COP, Ms. Green worked in the DAI home office, most recently serving as the Technical Area Manager for the Health and livelihoods group in DAI's health sector - from its start in October 2008 until January 2011.  Over her eleven years at DAI, Ms. Green has worked as a microenterprise and financial services specialist with experience in providing technical assistance to development finance organizations, donors, and host governments. In this capacity, she has worked with micro and small enterprise institutions to identify a wide variety of operational, policy, and financial constraints to microenterprise development, and more recently has focused on high-risk populations affected by HIV/AIDS. She has provided technical assistance to community groups, banks, microfinance institutions (MFIs), credit cooperatives, and informal savings groups in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union on topics ranging from strategic planning, audit and supervision, credit administration, standardization, transformation, market research, HIV/AIDS mitigation strategies, and financial management.

Herbert Mugumya has over 20 years of hands on experience in development work in project planning and management focusing on social protection for vulnerable populations, HIV/AIDS, and Reproductive Health. He received his Masters in Development Studies - Population and Development from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands (2003), and a BA in Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA) from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda (1992). To-date, Herbert has been the Chief of Party for Africare Pamoja Tuwale Children program based in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania. He provides overall leadership in shaping the strategic direction of the most Vulnerable Children (MVC) program called Pamoja Tuwalee. He leads the team in designing interventions, strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, of all components of the project that include; grants management, capacity building, and advocacy.    

Gevis Sakwe is the Monitoring and Evaluation program officer for the Pathfinder International Tanzania Country Office and the focal person for the Village Community Banking (VICOBA) project. Ms Sakwe's expertise extends to evidence based and asset based program planning, partnership building, networking and administration; monitoring and evaluation, participatory research and analysis, negotiation and influencing, documentation, report writing and communication. She received her Masters in Health Informatics from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.