Section 4: Managing a Peer-based Outreach Program

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SECTION 1
Knowing Key Populations

SECTION 2
Increasing Participation

SECTION 3
Peer-Led Outreach

SECTION 4
Project Management

SECTION 5
Tracking Progress

Providing a technical and policy framework

TL Experience/ Learning

PNG is a complex geographical and cultural environment to work in. Even though the basic goals of HIV prevention and care and of sexual and reproductive health remain the same across the country, the context of risk and impact in each province and in different parts of some provinces, are quite different.

This requires great flexibility in how the project works at local level.

Having flexibility doesn’t mean a lack of accountability though. We worked to provide local staff and volunteers with a framework of policies and procedures, and technical training¬† and supervision that allowed them to respond appropriately at local level, but to work within a framework that guided their decision making and judgements. Staff and volunteers were encouraged and supported to make decisions within this broad framework, so that the work remained as locally-relevant as possible.

We tried to focus less on dictating the outcome of a decision, and more on shaping the process by which decisions were made.

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