Anchoring COPASAH Global Secretariat and Communication Hub
Building and nurturing the community of practitioners, facilitating the exchange of experiences between practitioners and developing knowledge from practice are some of the focused activities of COPASAH. The community also aims at sharing resources, capacities and methods in the production and dissemination of conceptual, methodological and knowledge outputs towards strengthening the field of accountability practice in health, through its web and social media platforms. For more information visit www.copasah.net The materials on COPASAH site are currently available in two languages including English and Spanish.
Anchoring the COPASAH communication hub since its formal functioning in 2012 and as a coordinator of South Asia regional node of practice, and more recently (since 2015) as the Global Secretariat of COPASAH, CHSJ under the strategic directions of COPASAH Steering Committee (SC) members, network organizations and members has strived to develop a shared accountability practice and develop a knowledge from bottom up practice.
The strength of COPASAH since its inception has drawn from the experience and capacities of its members. Through the mechanism of COPASAH, the members have collaborated in the production and dissemination of conceptual, methodological and practical outputs related to the field. This collaborative work has been possible with grounding in the experience of the members represented in the Steering Committee along with the Global Convener and coordinator of COPASAH.
The COPASAH members have a wide range of resources and examples of citizen-centric monitoring. The experiences of practice and different strategies in community monitoring have been shared through COPASAH as a network. Members share information on experiences and approaches through the COPASAH website and listserv. The knowledge products like issue papers, case studies and the quarterly communiqué have contributed towards increased information sharing and interaction among COPASAH members, who are engaged in varied community monitoring practices in the different regions. The learnings have helped in strengthening conceptual clarity on social accountability and community monitoring and are being utilized to improve members’ and practitioners’ individual practices.