Collaborative Models: Accomplishing More Together

The Hilton Prize Coalition’s Collaborative Models Program leverages the rich base of talent, assets, experience, and insight from its growing membership, as each Coalition member is able to achieve more collectively than it could individually. 

This year, the Coalition launched five new projects that involve nine organizations. These projects include surgical trainings in Rwanda, a study on the wellbeing of aid workers, disaster risk reduction trainings in Myanmar, a needs assessment of communities in Liberia concerning the protection of land rights, and a collaborative storytelling project on the need for equitable access to treatment for non-communicable diseases.

The Coalition is delighted and eager to see the results of each Collaborative Model as well as their future impact.

2018 Collaborative Models Programs

Surgeon Training in Rwanda

Co-Lead Organizations: Operation Smile and Partners in Health

Operation Smile, in partnership with Partners in Health, the University of Rwanda, and the Rwanda Ministries of Health and Education, aims to train surgery residents in Rwanda in order to increase the country’s surgical capacity. This training will prepare residents to deal with current surgical needs in Rwanda, better equipping them to serve the population. The program will also pilot a nutrition intervention program for malnourished patients who otherwise would not be eligible for surgery as well as provide hands on life support training and wound care.

Humanitarian Wellbeing Project

Co-Lead Organizations: Heifer International and The Task Force for Global Health

Recognizing the challenges that international aid workers face, The Task Force for Global Health and Heifer International will conduct research and deliver recommendations to help improve the resilience, emotional health, and psychological wellbeing of aid workers who often experience burnout, depression, and PTSD. These recommendations will aim to improve the lives of aid workers and the quality of aid services delivered.

Disaster Risk Reduction Trainings in Myanmar

Co-Lead Organizations: HelpAge USA and Humanity & Inclusion

Through their partnership, HelpAge USA and Humanity & Inclusion will provide Disaster Risk Reduction trainings to help protect vulnerable groups and train government officials on how to respond during disasters The project focuses on a region of Myanmar that has been prone to climate disasters in the past. The goal of this collaboration is to improve disaster plans and policies for older people and people with disabilities, creating a more inclusive approach to disaster risk reduction.

Landscape Analysis and Collaboration Assessment

Co-Lead Organizations: BRAC and Landesa

Viewing land rights as a critical factor in agricultural productivity, BRAC and Landesa will create a program to assess the landscape of Grand Gedeh, Liberia. The resulting program report will include findings and recommendations on delivery mechanisms for closing the gaps on land rights. It will also include a broader addendum that will feature mutual learnings and challenges faced by BRAC and Landesa throughout the project as well as provide lessons learned to help structure future collaborative projects.

Non-Communicable Diseases Storytelling Project

Co-Lead Organizations: HelpAge USA and PATH

HelpAge USA and PATH will collaborate to address global inequity in access to treatment for non-communicable diseases—inequity which leads to a disproportionate amount of NCD-related deaths in lower to middle income countries. The lack of urgency and understanding that has prevented a stronger response to this issue will be addressed through a storytelling project that will document the realities and challenges of those seeking treatment for NCDs. The storytelling project will include crucial, but often neglected voices, such as the perspectives of older people.

To learn more about the Collaborative Models Program, visit the Collaborative Models page.

About The Hilton Prize Coalition

The  Hilton Prize Coalition  is an independent alliance of the 22 winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together to achieve collective impact. Through three signature programs—the  Fellows Program, the  Collaborative Models Program  and the  Storytelling Program—the Coalition leverages the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate and establish best practices that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations led by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat,  Global Impact.

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