Project Example

The Change Challenge Fund: Learning by Leading

This activity was part of the Communicate for Health Ghana project, 2015-2019. Learning by Leading was the underlying principle of Communicate for Health’s capacity building strategy. Among the four components of this strategy, the project’s Change Challenge Fund translated this principle into practice in the boldest and most sustained way.

The Change Challenge Fund, or CCF, was specifically designed for those who had already successfully completed at least one other skills-building component: the Change Agent Development Program (CADP) or the Set for Change Action Learning Set (SfC).

Like these other programs, the CCF was competitive. But unlike them, the CCF asked applicants to write a formal proposal for funding— just as they would submit to a client or donor— outlining a specific health problem, a target area, an implementation strategy including partners, and a budget. Those awarded grants would then have the opportunity to put all their newly developed skills into practice, carrying out a small-scale SBCC project over a seven to ten-month period in the area where they worked on a topic that concerned them personally, and supporting the GoodLife objectives.

Source: Communicate for Health Ghana

Date of Publication: January 28, 2020