Partnerships and Communications
Our core function is to build, strengthen and amplify strategic partnerships and communications at national, regional and global level with the aim of creating a society which harnesses and amplifies Africa’s potential in realizing health, human rights and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)”. Our major pillar is “Capacities of African Organisations” and we contribute to the other pillars on; Positive African Narratives; African Institutions and Capacities of African Individuals.
We work towards redefining the notion that operations of Civil Society (CSO) in Africa on health, Human Rights and SRHR have been predominately characterized with working in silos. Which is attributed to the continued quest for the African organisations’ focus on institutional and individual goals and unhealthy competitions within the sector. This has in the long-run limited African organisations from strengthening and stretching their capacities beyond the usual advocacy approaches.
Our model of work thrives on creating, nurturing and sustaining strategic partnerships and communications with African organisations including NGOs, CSOs, FBOs; Coalitions, Networks and Alliances and the individuals and experts therein. These are engaged through crossing learnings, regional policy dialogues, conferences, colloquia and symposiums on health, human rights and SRHRs. We achieve this in collaborations with other sub-strategies on Evidence Generation; Advocacy Capacity Enhancement and Regionalism with support from the arm on Institutional Development, Innovation and Sustainability (IDIS).
Our major interventions include; Mapping of regional partners, coalitions, alliances and networks that advance health, human rights and SRHR;
Regional partnership building and strengthening; Convening regional partnership meetings; Participating and making submissions in regional conferences and dialogues Regional Media engagements; Institutional Branding and visibility, Dissemination of knowledge products and IEC
materials and Providing technical support to regional partners to strengthen their partnership and communications systems. These are informed by Ahaki’s major themes of work on:
- Historical, Social and Political Determinants of SRHR (SRHR);
- Health Technologies and Human Rights (HEALTH-TECH);
- Governance of Complex Health Emergencies (GC-HEALTH) and;
- Health Economics and Human Rights (HEH).
Our target audience includes; African NGOs, CSOs, FBOs; Coalitions, Networks and Alliances and the individuals and experts therein; Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs); African RECs e.g., AU, EAC, SADC, ECOWAS, Academia; United Nations – UNDP, UNWomen, WHO, OHCHR & Treaty Bodies; Multi-lateral organisations – WB, IMF, ADB, EADB, IDB, etc; Health Development Partners and diplomatic missions.
Major Channels of Communication
We engage and reach our target audience through national and regional media engagements on platforms such as Webinars, Twitter space conversation, Televised dialogues, radio talk shows, podcasts among others. Our major channels of communication include; Ahaki website which is the main repository of our work, social media platforms(Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube). We also use print and broadcast media.
Ahaki will ensure a robust infrastructure and strategic partnerships and communications at the national, regional and global levels to deliver this sub-strategy.