Upcoming Webinar: The Why and How of Elevating Practitioner Knowledge for Effective Violence Prevention
Practice-Based Knowledge can compliment and unpack evidence from scientific research to better answer questions such as who programmes work for, how and why. Applying and documenting this knowledge can help us better understand the needs, wishes and realities of those experiencing violence. Programmes that turn out to be effective in preventing violence against women and girls are those that have been honed for years by practitioners. Iteration, room to apply new learnings from implementation, and adaptation are critical features of such effective initiatives. In this exciting webinar, Wangechi Wachira-Moegi, Lyndsay McLean and Devin Faris tell us why it is important to value practitioner knowledge and the different ways in which the field of violence prevention can work to elevate it. Tune in for a deep dive into the issue on 18 November 2019, Monday, from 6.30-8.00 pm IST.
Wangechi L. Wachira – Moegi is the Executive Director, Ex Officio member and secretary to the board of the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW). She has over 10 years of experience in human rights, gender, development, and equity initiatives within civil society. Wangechi is a leading women’s activist championing the application of human rights within women empowerment programmes globally.
Lyndsay McLean leads the knowledge vertical within the Prevention Collaborative. She has worked extensively on programmes and policies to prevent gender-based violence, and advance gender equality, women and girls’ empowerment and social inclusion. Lyndsay set up and managed the DFID-funded VAWG Helpdesk and was on the core management team of the What Works to Prevent VAWG programme.
Devin Faris is a gender-responsive evaluation and learning specialist who helps groups to utilise practice-based knowledge to inform effective violence prevention interventions. He has led organisational capacity-strengthening, programme design, formative and evaluative research in a variety of sectors in Africa and Asia. He has facilitated several discussions on Practice Based Knowledge in the Collaborative and co-authored the Collaborative’s position paper on PBK alongside Prashanthi Jayasekara.