Benefits to the Partners
The relationship between the partners is one of shared
and mutual benefit.
Benefits to AMREF-Kenya and it's collaborating partners include:
- the exchange of evidence through the "Research and Evaluation,
Forum Loop" will enhance the capacity of other local/regional
Kenyan and regional NGOs in their designing of health and development
- research and evaluation of ongoing programs will be published,
providing "lessons learned" and an "enabling resource"
for NGOs in the program planning process.
Benefits to McMaster University faculty and students are:
- McMaster University faculty and students will be afforded
the unique opportunity to interact with persons from health NGOs
in Kenya. These experiences will influence how they view health
and development processes -- i.e., field- and community-based
experiences will temper theoretical explanations -- and will
occur in a learning context of equality and "shared and
mutual benefit"; and
- these experience will result in the advancement of health
and development models and processes relevant not only in Africa,
but to other world regions that experience similar priority concerns.
Benefits to AMREF-Canada include:
- health and development "lessons learned" will be
used in development education fora, workshops, and conferences
held with Canadian-based health NGOs. Furthermore, it is expected
that ongoing, interactive, and critical communications between
Canadian health and development NGOs will result in new NGO partnerships
and collaboration in Canada.