The Service Area 1 of DeSIRA-LIFT proposes support services to Pillar 1 project teams following a step-by-step process.
DeSIRA-LIFT will deliver support services to project teams following three principles:
DeSIRA-LIFT objective is to help project teams to maximise their potential and achieve their objectives, by upgrading their five core capacities. DeSIRA-LIFT acknowledges the high diversity of project settings, partnerships, objectives, and implementation contexts. Some projects might have more support needs than others. While DeSIRA-LIFT is also limited in terms of budget and time, the team will use capacity assessment questionnaires through an e-survey for facilitating the understanding of project challenges and needs, and ensuring the benefits of DeSIRA-LIFT support. In that perspective, project leaders are encouraged to respond to DeSIRA-LIFT e-surveys.
With a view to reaching a high number of projects and enhancing the DeSIRA learning community, the DESIRA-LIFT team will divide DeSIRA project portfolio in clusters using five criteria: innovation domains, geographic areas, status of the MEL system, strategy of intervention, capacity needs.
Cross-project workshops will be organised as kick-off to support cycle 1 (inception workshops) and support cycle 2 (Reflection & Refinement workshops). Final workshops will be organised at the end of the DESIRA-LIFT support as an opportunity to share advanced achievements and impact pathways of Projects and to draw lessons from the DeSIRA-LIFT facility. While projects will receive support services on a voluntary basis, all the projects will be invited to participate in these three cross-project workshops (see graphic above, steps 1-3-5).
The DeSIRA projects started at different times. The latest ones might not be able to formulate clear support demands during the first cycle starting in May 2022. A second cycle will start in May 2023. Projects will be encouraged to formulate their demands only after the cross-project workshops (after steps 1 and 2) for ensuring smooth delivery of support services. However, online request forms will be always open for new support requests in line with DeSIRA-LIFT offerings and considered by DeSIRA-LIFT team. Answers to all the requests cannot be guaranteed due to budget constraints, available expertise or timing issues.
Projects can access both on-demand services and pre-programmed services as detailed below.
Accessing DeSIRA-LIFT support services
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen
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