PCS Capacity Strengthening Support

Program Cycle Support provides capacity strengthening support to implementing partners in preparation for Refine and Implement (R&I) events such as the Inception and Culmination Workshops.

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Pre-Inception Technical Assistance 

PCS prepares implementing partners to arrive at the Inception Workshop ready to engage in collaborative discussions about key information gaps that affect implementation, and refinement year studies, pilots, and community engagement plans that respond to these information gaps.  

PCS strengthens partners’ capacity to: 

  • Address basic weaknesses in their Theory of Change (TOC) diagrams. 

  • Use the TOC to identify and document information gaps in advance of the Inception Workshop.

  • Take ownership of and lead information gaps discussions at the Inception Workshop. 

Pre-Culmination Technical Assistance 

PCS prepares implementing partners to arrive at the Culmination Workshop ready to engage in collaborative discussions about the implications of refinement year findings and prioritized interventions. 

PCS strengthens partners’ capacity to:   

  • Apply refinement year findings to the TOC.   

  • Articulate the implications of findings on sustainability planning, gender and youth positioning, and contextually relevant themes. 

  • Prioritize/eliminate interventions based on findings.  

  • Take ownership and lead culmination workshop discussions related to the refinement of the activity design and implementation plans.