Participatory Action Research for Positive Change

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Description

Family Planning Challenge

In collaboration with VU University Amsterdam, students performed qualitative and quantitative research on family planning and contraception in Kampala, Uganda.

Challenge details

The 7Senses Challenge is an intensive 12-week program for students, post-graduates and professionals. In a multi-disciplinary, international team they perform Participatory Action Research in the field to boost community empowerment while at the same time work on their own personal and professional development.

Challenge name Family Planning Challenge
Start date March 2nd 2015
Duration 12 weeks
Status Finished
Country Uganda
Coordinator Madelon Eelderink
Number of participants 4
Number of local researchers 2

Each Challenge design starts from a community issue, addressed by its problem owners at location. As such, we make sure the Challenge is based on local demand rather than donor demand. Together with these local stakeholders, we design the Challenge in a way that fits the local context, from the problem framing up to methodology and concept definitions.

Methods
Concepts

Each Challenge delivers direct outcomes for the local community on the addressed issue: we can share how many people have been reached, what their perspective is on the current and desired situation and what final Community Action Plan (CAP) they have co-created and implemented. In a later stage, local stakeholders will evaluate the impact of the CAP.

Team

Madelon Eelderink

Coordinator & Action Researcher
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Renee Finkenflügel

Action Researcher
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Merel Kok

Action Researcher
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Adinda de Jong

Action Researcher
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Marieke Paul

Action Researcher
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Lillian Amuge

Action Researcher
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Rebecca Namukose

Action Researcher
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Sustainable Development Goals

Challenge Reports

Each Challenge delivers one or more reports. Read here all detailed information on the PAR methodology and outcomes of this Challenge.