AFTER THE WORKSHOP
Reflection and learning:
- Write up and share VRA findings
- Convene staff debrief meeting
- Implement actions from the ‘Adaptive capacity analysis’ and ‘Aligning findings with opportunities’ tasks
After the workshop, it is vital that key staff, partners and stakeholders stay engaged with the process and work together to support the implementation of adaptive capacity strategies to build the resilience of the target area. Remember, getting it right during the workshop is only useful if you find ways to effect change as a result of what you discover.
Write up and share VRA findings:
‘Respect and trust-building was seen as central to all collaboration, as was the idea of co-creation.’James Whitehead, Global Innovation Adviser, Oxfam GB
share the report with relevant stakeholders including Knowledge Group participants. This might involve a variety of mechanisms such as a formal written report for government officials or a sharing meeting with a community group which takes the format of verbally explain the VRA findings and allow Q&As. Examples of report styles.
Take time to reflect and learn
Conducting VRAs can often change staff perspectives and offer new information to guide programming. It is therefore important to allow time for sharing the findings with colleagues and facilitating internal discussion to consider changes that may b
e needed for existing programmes or how to use the tool to improve future programme design.
Of course even if the VRA goes well there is still more to learn, and there are things that could be improved for next time. A debrief meeting with the facilitation team can be useful to discuss what worked well, what challenges came up and what you would do differently next time.
Implement actions from the ‘Adaptive capacity analysis’ and ‘Aligning findings with opportunities’ tasks
Some of this involves making changes to current programming or including the ideas in future proposals, but to be effective at scale you need to build relationships with and find ways to influence external stakeholders, such as government officials and private sector leadersUse the action points and agreements from the workshop to develop a networking and activities plan with clear milestones.
Do you have any questions about using the VRA? Or maybe you would like to share with us how you’ve used it. Then please get in touch.