Collaborative Models Past Accomplishments

Trauma Informed Care Models

men huggingCo-Lead Organizations: Casa Alianza/Covenant House and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)

Covenant House, in partnership with IRCT, developed a comprehensive set of materials on issues related to trauma informed care to help children affected by multiple forms of trauma in Latin American countries.  These materials will be used as training and reference resources that will assist mental health workers and specialists to better understand the effects of trauma, to create a conceptual map of how to approach traumatized youth, and to further integrate these leading edge principles into social services for youth in crisis. IRCT will lend its expertise in action-based research, knowledge-sharing processes, and survivor engagement to further substantialize the model.


Train-the-Trainer Life Support Certification

Lead Organization: Operation Smile; Contributing Organization: HelpAge International

Operation Smile conducted an AHA (American Heart Association) Basic Life Support (BLS) training for Hilton Prize Coalition members and potential refugee population care providers based in Amman, Jordan, in March 2017. The objective of this project was to build regional healthcare capacity in the face of disaster situations. This train-the-trainer model was vital for the large number of aid organizations who serve refugee populations from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine with limited funds and little or no access to shared resources.

The curriculum for this training was supplemented by components and/or modules contributed by HelpAge International, with a lens on elderly populations.

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Monitoring & Evaluation Capacity Building

Lead Organization: PATH; Participating Organizations: BRAC, Clubhouse International, Casa Alianza/Covenant House, HelpAge International, Landesa

PATH has conducted an assessment in the form of a competency-based monitoring and evaluation self-assessment survey. The purpose of the survey is twofold: First, the survey will inform the Coalition’s M&E capacity building strategy, and second, it will help to identify opportunities to leverage the strengths of Coalition members in future capacity building work.

Collaborative Issue Brief on Climate Change

Lead Organization: Landesa; Contributing Organization: BRAC

Landesa lead the desk research for and writing of a collaborative issue brief on land and climate change, with a specific focus on slow onset displacement due to drought. The brief highlights sub-Saharan Africa country case studies by BRAC and present best practices. Through this brief, the Coalition seeks to bring attention to the critical issues of climate change, refugees, and land tenure rights.

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Collaboration Coordinators

Lead Organization: Heifer International

Following the collaboration initiated through the pilot project of the Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling Program, Sumnima Shrestha, Community Resource and Mobilization Manager at Heifer International Nepal, was named to serve as the Coalition’s Collaboration Coordinator in Nepal. The position created a mechanism for continued collaboration and establishes a foundation on which to build broader and larger partnerships in years to come. The Coalition will replicate this model, beginning in the UK, with Collaboration Coordinators around the globe focused on identifying program synergies, cultivating a network and building the partnership approach within Coalition member organizations.

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 The Zero Fistula Project

Co-Lead Organizations: Amref Health Africa and Tostan

The Zero Fistula Project was implemented by Coalition members Amref Health Africa and Tostan to effectively tackle the issue of fistula in the most affected regions of Senegal. This UNFPA-funded project officially started in May 2014 and ran until the end of December 2014, focusing on the Kolda region in southern Senegal, but also aiming to raise awareness of obstetric fistula in the Tambacounda and Matam regions.

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Haiti Initiative

Contributing Organizations: BRAC, Handicap International, Heifer International, HelpAge International, IRC, Operation Smile, Partners in Health and SOS Children’s Villages 

Governments, NGOs, private donors, international organizations, and, most importantly, Haitians, are reflecting on the hard lessons learned after the initial extraordinary global response and commitments of resources after the Haiti earthquake. Coalition members currently active in Haiti — BRAC, Handicap International, Heifer International, HelpAge International, IRC, Operation Smile, Partners in Health and SOS Children’s Villages — explored ways to integrate their programs and capabilities to support inclusive, sustainable, community-led initiatives addressing secure livelihoods, health, education, housing, and disaster resilience.


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