in South Africa, we conduct work both domestically and in the
rest of sub-Saharan Africa in countries including Nigeria, Malawi,
Zambia, and Kenya. We have also worked in Mexico, India, the Philippines
Some of Nozizwe Consulting's sole
and collaborators since 2005 are listed below.
here] to view Nozizwe's
Section 21 grants.
Health Development Africa (HDA)
Cabbage Tree Communications - South
Background research, report-writing and editing;
for socio-economic situational analysis reports for Zambia
Center for Research on Women (ICRW) - Washington, D.C.
assistance in programmatic monitoring and evaluation; to grantees
within Women and Girls’ Property and Inheritance
Rights Small Grants Program. Assistance entailed help
with proposal writing, constructing log frames and monitoring
and evaluation plans to groups in Zambia (Justice for Widows
and Orphans Project (JWOP) - Lusaka, Zambia),
Malawi (Women's Voice - Blantyre, Malawi) and Kenya (Young Women's
Advancement Program (YWAP) - Nairobi, Kenya).
The work was conducted between July and September 2006 and resulted in
a situational analysis publication under the auspices of
Other technical assistance activities for the Small Grants Program
included conducting 5-day monitoring and evaluation training workshop
for 8 grantees that covered principles of evaluation, evaluation
study design, log frame construction, indicators, research ethics
and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
Undertook data collection for and preparation of a situational analysis
case study for JWOP in Zambia.
pdf of the case
study/ situational analysis. (700kb)
Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) - New York
Since December 2006, Nozizwe Consulting has been providing technical support to International
Women’s Health Coalition and International
Centre for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights (INCRESE), based
in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, on a situational analysis of (access
to) sexual health services and rights among underserved and marginalized
populations in Nigeria including students and out-of-school
youth, widows, people with disabilities, sex workers, gays and
The work has been undertaken
on national, federal and local communities in five of the six health
zones in Nigeria. Both qualitative and quantitative data collection
methodologies has been used, including literature reviews, policy
reviews, process analysis, group discussions, in-depth interviews
and questionnaires. Nozizwe has taken a lead role in providing technical
support in research design, training of INCRESE staff in research
methodologies and data collection strategies, in data analysis and
support in documentation and write-up of the study results.
Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) - South Africa
analysis and manuscript preparation; analysis of data from three
community-based PMTCT studies from KwaZulu/Natal Province, Free State
and Limpopo Province, South Africa. Studies explored the influence
of social and community dynamics on effectiveness of clinic-based PMTCT
services in each province using qualitative and quantitative data collection
methodologies. C. Varga was principal investigator on each field study.
To date two manuscripts have been submitted for publication with others
currently in preparation (with H.Brookes).
D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation – Nigeria
Technical assistance in monitoring
and evaluation to Foundation grantees in Population and Reproductive
Health and Higher Education Program Areas; conducted 2-day
monitoring and evaluation training workshops with grantees
from each program area. Training covered principles of evaluation,
evaluation study design, log frame construction, indicators,
research ethics and quantitative and qualitative data collection
National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) - South
Socio-behavioral research and monitoring and evaluation;
a multi-pronged immunology learning program for clinical pediatricians.
Work included conducting a qualitative needs analysis among South
African pediatricians focused on the role of immunology in diagnosis,
care and treatment of children with HIV/AIDS. The needs analysis
served as the basis for constructing the learning program components,
including an interactive web-based learning and informational tool.
Also in charge of design and implementation of an 18-month monitoring
and evaluation of all program components.
Speak Out - South Africa
Technical assistance in
monitoring and evaluation to organizational members during annual general
meeting; general overview seminar on principles of monitoring and evaluation.
Operation Lifeline Southern Sudan (OLS) - Nairobi, Kenya
assistance in developing socio-behavioral field research
project and protocols on safe motherhood; activities included drafting
qualitative and quantitative protocols, devising sampling strategies,
databases and data analysis plans, training fieldworkers and
conducting narrative research workshops in southern Sudan.
of Kwa-Zulu/Natal Medical School (Dept. of Pediatrics) - South
Training in and facilitation of
narrative research workshop on PMTCT and infant feeding issues
in urban community settings.
The methodologies used in the work included
participatory narrative techniques, community-based questionnaires,
in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.