Facilitated Learning Exchange Visits
As a method of peer learning the Facilitated Learning Exchanges have been conducted by COPASAH in the different regional nodes of practice. The facilitated learning exchange visits consist of a three part process- an introductory workshop, a field visit and later a debriefing session to agree on the way forward for implementing the learnings. These visits are envisaged to facilitate peer learning and to enable strengthening of the practitioners’ forum.
South Asia Region Facilitated Learning Exchange Visit-1 from December 17 – 19, 2013 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India helped participants learn from the women’s struggle for community monitoring of maternal health rights and functioning of the Mahila Swasthya Adhikar Manch (MSAM).
South Asia Region Facilitated Learning Exchange Visit- 2 from January 22 – 24, 2014 in Tumkur, Karnataka, India gave the participants an insight into the accountability challenges in work with Dalit communities with rich discussions on history of Dalit struggle against oppression, the rise of Dalit movement, the issues the community confronted and the efforts being undertaken to advocate for change in their lives and to ensure accountability of service providers and government for their welfare and dignity.
South Asia Region Facilitated Learning Exchange Visit- 3 from September 18 – 20, 2014 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India helped practitioners to learn from the accountability and monitoring initiatives being undertaken in Maharashtra, India.
South Asia Region Facilitated Learning Exchange Visit with Naripokkho partners in Barisal, Bangladesh was conducted from 19-21 February, 2014. The key members of Naripokkho under the Women’s Health Rights Advocacy Programme (WHRAP) benefitted from this exchange visit.