Technical Assistance to the New Partners Initiative (TA-NPI)

Dates: 2008-2013

Countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda

Client(s): CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS, HRSA

Services: Technical Assistance, Assessment, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Training, Quality Assurance and Improvement, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: HIV , Human Resources Management


The New Partners Initiative (NPI) was part of a broader effort within the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to support established community- and faith-based organizations to become new partners to the national government and funding partners.

John Snow, Inc., with its partner, Initiatives, Inc., was contracted by CDC/Atlanta to support organizations awarded funds by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Round 2 and Round 3 of the New Partners Initiative.

TA-NPI project's goal was to build the quality of program implementation and strengthen the capacity of indigenous organizations to serve the needs of their communities today and into the future, through collaboration with government and partnerships with other organizations. The support included three broad areas:

  • organizational development of the grantee organizations and its key implementing partners;
  • support in the technical HIV implementation of the award including best practice and sharing lessons and experience;
  • improved networking and strengthened partnerships at the community, NGO, public-private and donor levels in each case supporting the national HIV/AIDS strategy.
Of the 11 organizations that JSI worked with through TA-NPI, 10 have been able to access additional funding.

As TA-NPI helped build organizational capacity, these NPI organizations began positioning themselves through video and other materials to partner with a broader array of organizations and funders while explaining how their systems have been strengthened and their capacity enhanced.


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