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U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Honored CSOs Graduating from CAP's Intensive Capacity Strengthening Program

At a special ceremony in Maputo on February 10, U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Douglas Griffiths honored Mozambican civil society organizations (CSOs) that have proven they have the capacity to play an increasingly significant role in the nation's campaign to fight HIV and promote health. As recipients of grants and customized technical assistance provided by the FHI 360 Capable Partners Program (CAP) Mozambique, these CSOs have worked for several years to meet CAP's rigorous operational and performance standards. Today, the organizations can more effectively deliver results, manage funds and adapt their strategies to mitigate the effects of the epidemic.

National Director of Cooperation and Planning for the Ministry of Health Dr. Celia Goncalves and Deputy Executive Secretary to the National Aids Council Diogo Milagre joined Ambassador Griffiths in recognizing the accomplishments of top performing organizations at the event. Seven graduated CSOs were featured at an exposition and reception following the ceremony.

Since 2009, CAP Mozambique has coupled competitive grants with intense coaching and mentoring to help dozens of leading local CSOs strengthen program design and implementation and the core internal systems—governance, financial management, human resources and monitoring and evaluation--that are critical to fulfilling an organization's mission. CAP Mozambique is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Meet promising Mozambican organizations and learn more about CAP's capacity building approach.

Implementation Tips for USAID Partners

This easy-to-use resource responds to specific, frequently asked questions about how to navigate USAID rules and regulations.

 Implementation Tips includes step-by-step instructions for completing the SF425 financial status reporting form, advice on developing USG compliant procurement policies and procedures, a checklist for closing out a project, and much more. It also provides strategies to improve an organization's overall performance. 
Download the entire English-language publication or view the chapters by organizational domain. 


Success Story
A Beacon of Hope for Kenyan Women Affected by HIV and AIDS    

In a country where they have few economic opportunities and are vulnerable to gender-based violence, it is no surprise that women in Kenya have twice the HIV-prevalence rate as men. Dismayed by these circumstances. Jane Wathome, a business woman and recent seminary graduate, founded Beacon of Hope in 2001. To learn more about how this Capable Partners Program grantee is fostering successful artisans and entrepreneurs, click here.

NGO Resource

Managing People
from Capacity Building for Local NGOs

If people are your organization's most valuable asset, then managing them effectively is vital to your success. This chapter of Capacity Building for Local NGOs provides step-by-step guidance on how to create human resources policies, select and recruit staff, develop their skills and knowledge, handle problems that arise, and create a stimulating, supportive work environment for employees as well as managers and volunteers.


NGO Tools

Human Resources:
Supportive Supervision

Looking for ways to keep your staff motivated and productive? By using supportive supervision, you can create a dialogue with staff to improve their performance which in turn helps the organization fulfill its mission. For information on the skills and techniques used in supportive supervision, click here.