HERD International hosted REBUILD for Resilience partners meeting in Nepal in September 2022. Participants from partner institutions visited Nepal for a Learning Site visit and partners workshop from September 5 to16. In total, there were 18 participants, 7 from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), 3 from Queen Margaret University (QMU), 2 from American University of Beirut (AUB), 3 from Burnet Institute and Department of Medical Research, 3 from College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).

Learning site visit
Meeting with Kapilvastu Municipal team

Learning Site Visit

The objective of the learning site visit was to provide exposure to the learning site context that includes local health system, health service delivery, stakeholder engagement and community systems, and participate in discussions to understand issues/stressors to the local health system. This learning site visit also focused on sharing learnings and discussing among partners on approaches to develop strategic directions that can be adapted in all partner countries settings and promote informal communication and networking among team members. As part of the learning site visit, participants were divided into teams and they got to meet various stakeholders. One day there was a meeting with the municipality office with the municipality team and a meeting at the health office with district-level stakeholders. The next day again participants were divided into three teams, one team visited the health post and met

with Health Facility Operation Management Committee, the other team visited the community and observed a community level meeting and the third team visited the urban health centre and basic health service centre. The other day, there was a meeting with province-level government senior officials and stakeholders.

Partners Workshop

The objective of the consortium workshop was to review capacity-strengthening progress across the consortium and develop plans for strengthening capacity at individual, organizational and institutional levels. The workshop also focused on reviewing progress against log frame targets and milestones, along with identifying and prioritizing potential areas of future research, in collaboration with the funder (FCDO) and consortium advisory group members. The workshop also focused on reviewing progress against the outcome mapping methodologies and plan for future research uptake activities, reviewing gender, equity and justice strategy and plans for mainstreaming GEJ within consortium activities. Lastly, focus on developing work plans for consortium activities for the coming years and conducting a writing workshop to develop publications and output.


November 04, 2022