To facilitate better project implementation through exposure to countries with countries of similar contexts, INERELA+ Tanzania embarked on four (4) days exchange visit to INERELA+ Kenya from the 02nd to the 05th of October 2022. The main aim of the visit was to; encourage knowledge sharing between the two country networks, learn from Kenya’s project implementation experiences, understand their operational and engagement processes, and learn how to adapt or adopt certain good practice principles or approaches that have been used in achieving remarkable successes in Kenya.
On the first day of the visit the INERELA+ Tanzania Country Coordinator, Mossy Ismail met with the INERELA+ Kenya members to understand the scope of work such as reporting, governance, communication technology, and general administration. On the second day, she met and engaged with Religious Leaders, CHESS advocates, and Mwangaza youth champions. A visit was also done to the juvenile prison where INERELA+ Kenya showcased of impact of previously conducted activities on young people who were in prison. Juvenile crime in Kenya is firmly rooted in poverty where 80% of children appearing before the juvenile court are street children and some arrested for committing crimes.
On the third day a community outreach activity on SRHR/HIV was done in Narok Region where INERELA+ Kenya supports victims (women and girls) of SGBV by providing psychosocial care, advocate for an inclusive legal framework, strengthening capacity of criminal justice actors to respond appropriately to SGBV cases on women and girls and enhancing public knowledge and awareness through Community Dialogue Forums. On the Final day of the visit, INERELA+ Tanzania learned about INERELA+ Kenya’s institutional systems such as fundraising, INERELA+ monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, strategic planning documentation, and communication strategies. After the exchange INEERELA+ Tanzania designed an Action Plan to improve project implementation by creating synergy between lessons learned and existing experience.