TOPS Designing for Behavior Change Regional Workshop

Event Details
Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2012 (All day) to Thursday, October 4, 2012 (All day)
Location: 
Barisal, Bangladesh

Do you have food security field staff members who would benefit from training in the new multisectoral version of Designing for Behavior Change? TOPS is planning to conduct a DBC Regional Workshop from 29 September to 4 October in Barisal, Bangladesh in collaboration with Save the Children in Bangladesh. If you have Health/Nutrition or Agriculture /Natural Resource Management staff, or who are fluent in English and who would like to attend this training, we would like to hear from you. Participants should be willing and able to take what they learn at this workshop and train other food security implementers in their organization or area.

If you would like to propose field staff participants for this workshop, please send Golam Mothabbir, golam.mothabbir@savethechildren.org with the contact information of up to three field staff members per organization by September 7, 2012.

You should propose staff members from the Health/Nutrition sector, Agriculture/Natural Resource Management (Ag/NRM) sector, or other dedicated Social and Behavioral Change (cross-sectoral) staff members. Once we assess the demand for this training, we will contact you with more information. If you are unfamiliar with the DBC workshop objectives, please see below.

The six-day DBC workshop gives field staff and managers the skills and tools to apply a behavioral approach to designing food security programs. (This workshop is a multisectoral modification of the original DBC workshop which focused on health and nutrition behaviors. The original DBC manual has recently been revised.) The goals of the training are to:

· Build the capacity of PVO staff – especially Ag and NRM staff – to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate effective behavior change strategies;

· Provide an introduction to the tools necessary for identifying determinants that influence behavior change to ensure that behavior change activities are selected based on their potential ability to address these determinants and to effect long-term, sustainable behavior change within the shortest time period possible;

· Increase levels of comfort with planning behavior change strategies; and

· Demonstrate the use of learner-centered adult education methodologies to model how participants can replicate the training for their fellow colleagues and partners.