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Key agenda details

A few key details to remember as your are reviewing the Power to Prevent Agenda: 

The Overall Aim of the Power to Prevent is to provide a dynamic space to improve the knowledge of key Oxfam staff about effective intervention and MEAL strategies and other program practice in changing negative and emphasizing positive, attitudes, norms and behaviours in order to prevent VAWG/GBV.
With this overall aim in mind, the Power to Prevent Coordination group has endeavored to create a highly participatory event that will honor the extensive knowledge and experience that all our colleagues have to share on the important topic we will be exploring.  Beyond the Oxfam colleagues that will be in attendance, we will benefit from the interesting and exciting perspectives of numerous external colleagues in this important topic. This learning event is one step in a longer initiative dedicated to deepening our collective understanding in this area and strengthening our program quality and influencing efforts in this area.   

As a reminder the specific objectives of the event are: 

  1. To provide a dynamic space for Oxfam staff and partners to share their experience and deepen their knowledge about effective intervention and MEL strategies on promoting the prevention of VAWG/GBV through ANB change 
  2. To come to a shared understanding of how these insights should influence Oxfam programmatic practice, including our support to and collaboration with partners
  3. To provide an opportunity for Oxfam staff to build stronger relationships and networks with each other and other leading experts and external resource people who will be attending the event 

The following questions will also guide our learning each day during the Power to Prevent: 

  1. (Setting the stage) What do we mean when we say changing harmful attitude, norms and behaviour that perpetuate VAWG/GBV in our programs? What is the scope of the topic we will be discussing? 
  2. (Digging More Deeply) What effective intervention strategies have we used in changing attitude, norm and behaviour to perpetuate VAWG/GBV? How do we know they are effective?  How do we measure this change? 
  3. (Where Do We Go) What does this all mean for the future of our programming? How can we continue to stay connected and learn from each other? How can we bring learning back to our offices?