Category Archives: Learning

Unpacking anti-racism – are you a routine manager or a change maker?

When it comes to making change that drives equity and anti-racism in the aid sector, you do not need to be in charge to make a ruckus.

Your world view and your story affects how you will take a stance on racism and create equity. Your world view influences you actions, beliefs and judgements on situations. Your story is the narrative you tell yourself about who you are and what you do. As described by Seth Godin in his blog ‘Worldviews and stories. Continue reading

Our new six-session package Anti-racism Unpacked offers a safe, confidential space to help individuals become change makers in anti-racism

Anti-racism in development and aid is a huge topic. And at Aid Works we always want to discuss how to make ‘aid’ work better. We want to help you with your change process. We don’t have your answers, we want to help you come to your own answers. Get in touch. Find out more here.

Aid Works associates have created easy-to-use guidelines to help plan effective health messaging during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Does your orgnisation need to communicate key messages about COVID-19? Whether you’re helping the public or health workers to keep safe during the current pandemic, our brand-new Risk Communications Guidelines for Public Health Emergencies can help you to create an effective communications strategy. This practical guide takes you through 2 key research questions and contains checklists and useful tips. Continue reading

Aid Works and the COVID-19 response – combining expertise in public health, WASH and information specialities

There is a universe of possibilities around how people and organisations can help during the coronavirus crisis.

At Aid Works, we’re working with our specialists in public health, WASH, communications, training and mentoring and public-private partnerships to decide where our skills will be of greatest use.

We want to harness the knowledge we’ve gained from evaluating projects and providing technical support to our in-country partners Continue reading

Health Pooled Fund South Sudan has created easy-to-follow guidelines to help Boma health workers teach communities about COVID-19

The guidelines contain information about the disease, how to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19 including regular hand washing and physical distancing practices, symptoms and self-protection. The guidelines can be adapted to use in different contexts. Click here to access. Continue reading

How do local and national NGOs access funding?

Aid Works is assisting the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response) to understand the amount of funding reaching local and national NGOs directly and indirectly. The research will be used to develop case studies for Somalia and South Sudan. Continue reading

Reducing the risk of children drowning in Ghana

Aroma of Wisdom International School

Drowning is among the 10 leading causes of death of young people in every region of the world. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has been working with Felix Foundation in Ghana since 2015 to deliver water safety education through schools across Accra. In 2017, the project – funded by Jersey Overseas Aid – reached more than 25,000 children with water safety messages. Aid Works was commissioned to evaluate the project’s effectiveness and impact. Read the report here.

Bold ideas to improve the humanitarian supply chain

The challenge:
Today, more than 136 million people around the world live in areas experiencing humanitarian crises; millions of these people are unreachable by traditional humanitarian aid delivery (USAID). 30 of the biggest donors and aid organisations have recently signed ‘The Grand Bargain’ agreement to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian action. Donors are looking for innovation and creative ways to improve the delivery of goods and services to alleviate the growing need.  Continue reading

DFID supplier event – our key learning points

DFID recently ran an introductory event for potential new commercial suppliers in Leeds. If you are interested in becoming a DFID supplier, here are our key learning points from the event.

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