Self-determined family planning & sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR): Needs assessment for an innovative training programme in the context of the Muskoka Initiative


To engage in the development and implementation of a needs assessment and a planning workshop in light of an innovative training programme in the context of family planning and SRHR. To design and development of a training concept focusing on women and girls of reproductive age and vulnerable groups (e.g. unmarried young women/girls or young women/girls with disabilities). To identify the current state and further potentials regarding the use of innovative, technology-based learning methods, such as mobile (m)-learning, blended learning and e-learning.

Specific objectives are:

Identifying training and assistance needs for women and girls of reproductive age (primary target group) with an emphasis on vulnerable groups;

  • Identifying needs and chances regarding training services and education of key groups such as young men, fathers and political decision makers (secondary target group);
  • Conducting a survey of existing SRHR training services and mobile lessons for target and key groups;
  • Enquiring about interests, chances and limitations in terms of technology-based learning methods;
  • Identifying regional training capacities and potential partners for further cooperation in terms of innovative learning methods;
  • Proposing a research-based concept for an innovative global training programme.


The desk study covers 16 target countries (Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Malawi, Mali, Tanzania; Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Vietnam; Central Asia: Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan; Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica); the in-depth analysis of training needs and existing training programmes focuses on Bangladesh, Mali, Kenya, and Haiti.

  • Recruitment and supervision of international and national experts;
  • Conception, organisation and implementation of a planning workshop in close collaboration with GIZ;
  • Planning, organisation and implementation of country missions to Bangladesh, Mali, Kenya, and Haiti;
  • Semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders and focus group discussions as a means of qualitative data collection in the four selected countries;
  • Development of a multicountry survey guide;
  • Desk study and survey covering all 16 countries: inter alia semi-quantitative data collection per mail amongst national and international development partners;
  • Development of recommendations that form the basis of an possibly upcoming innovative global training programme;
  • Final report (needs assessment).