CII Sparks Transformative Change in Zomba, Malawi

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By Angela Serrano and Myson Jambo CII Malawi Update November 2023 In a mere few months, the Community Independence Initiative (CII) in Zomba, Malawi, has yielded tangible benefits, capturing the attention of neighboring leaders eager to replicate this transformative program in their villages. Launched by Root Change in June, CII has brought together 50 families in a peer-driven change model, …

CII has Officially Launched in Ulumba, Zomba Malawi

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By Meg Bearor & Myson Jambo Root Change is excited to share that after careful preparations and months of planning, CII Malawi launched in Zomba District Council with the Ulumba community. CII Malawi started with 50 families in the Ulumba area under Traditional Authority Chikowi in Zomba.  Root Change has partnered with Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP) to identify …

Research-to-Change Mentorship Academy (R2CMA): Youth-inclusive Implementation Research

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Are you a young researcher, evaluator, or practitioner passionate about using data to make informed decisions within a local organization? If so, we invite you to apply for the Research-to-Change Mentorship Academy (R2CMA), led by Root Change and IREX as part of the Youth Excel program. What is Research-to-Change? Research-to-Change (R2C) is an approach that embeds research into implementation, enabling …

Request for Applications: Community Power Global Learning Exchange

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If you are a non-profit or community-based organization elevating community power in the pursuit of social justice and health equity, we want to hear from you! Root Change, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is launching an initiative to generate learning between groups focused on community power and health equity issues across the US and worldwide. The primary …

The Power of Accompaniment in Partnerships

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This is the first in a three-part series exploring Root Change’s experience as a learning partner. Throughout it we will describe some of the experiences we have had as learning partners and share tools that can be useful when exploring your own journey in this role. At Root Change, our mission is to bring people together to question assumptions, think …

Key Themes from Three CBO Convenings in California

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This blog was written by Alex Cleveland, who has been working as a Root Change fellow for the last 8 months, supporting with data analysis, content design, and special research projects. She is a recent graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) where she earned a Master’s in International Environmental Policy with concentration in Natural Resource …

Report: CBO Convenings in California

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In September 2022, the Vaccinate ALL 58 Campaign under the new Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Partnerships brought together over 200 Community-based Organizations (CBOs) representatives to reflect on the last two years of community outreach during the pandemic. As one group concluded, “Community is our most powerful tool in bringing us together.” This report is an analysis of the …

Pando Equity Mock Report

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The Pando Equity Report is part of our Pando tool suite and draws from social network analysis (SNA) and feedback data to help users learn more about equity and local ownership in the systems where they are working. Analytics included in this report are based on our Pando Local Learning System (LLS) White Paper that we co-wrote with our partner …

Pando Network Foundations Mock Report

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The Pando Network Foundations Report is part of our Pando tool suite and draws from social network analysis (SNA) and feedback data to help users learn more about key actors in the systems where they are working. It includes network analysis of four key actor roles: resource hubs, active networkers, influencers and brokers. On subsequent tabs, users can explore key …

Aprendizajes de los programas piloto de la Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria en 3 países

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Hace casi dos años, anunciamos el lanzamiento de la Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria (IIC) y el inicio de proyectos piloto en México, Colombia y Filipinas en colaboración con Children International. Los proyectos piloto fueron un esfuerzo para identificar nuevos enfoques para mejorar el bienestar de los niños, y para aprender sobre los beneficios de la IIC para las familias, los …