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Save the Date - Webinar on Multi-Sectoral Coordination at the Policy and Planning Level - November 21

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Two-Part Series on Strengthening Social Service Systems through Cross-Sectoral Collaboration

Part Two: Multi-sectoral Coordination at the Policy and Planning Level

Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:00 am EST – 10:30 am EST 


This second part of our two-part webinar series on cross-sectoral collaboration will explore ways in which collaboration has led to policy changes, a stronger social service system, and better service delivery for vulnerable families. Making such changes often requires social service leaders to use systems thinking and build relationships within the public, private and non-profit sectors that can facilitate cooperation and action to improve the situation of children and families. To illustrate this concept, speakers will share and discuss experiences of planning across ministries and stakeholder groups to develop and implement standards of care for vulnerable children, as well as cultivate leaders in a variety of sectors with the capacity to drive policy outcomes to improve services for children.  During the webinar, participants will also have the opportunity to discuss system strengthening implications of cross-sectoral collaboration in their countries.


Renald Morris, Program Manager, The Synergos Institute

Renald Morris is a program manager for the Leadership and Innovation Network for Collaboration in the Children’s Sector (LINC) and African Senior Fellows Programme with the Synergos Institute in South Africa. Synergos focuses on addressing global poverty and social injustice through systems change and collaboration. Renald’s area of interest extends to youth, women and children with specific interest in social crime and violence prevention, restorative justice, leadership and partnership development.

Roselyn Were, Senior Improvement Advisor for OVC, URC

Roselyn Were works with URC as a Senior Improvement Advisor for OVC, supporting both government and implementers in Kenya to mainstream improvements at the point of care. Roselyn is a social scientist with 19 years of experience in social development work in Kenya. She has an MA in Sociology from the University of Nairobi and a BA in Anthropology from Moi University.  She has worked as a tutor and an examiner in a national social work training institution in Kenya as well as supported the institution in developing an in-service training certificate curriculum for social workers. She has also been involved in microfinance and women and gender development programs and in the health sector, supporting community care programs for families and individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.


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This webinar series is supported by PEPFAR / USAID and CapacityPlus