The Pathways Core Team convened in Atlanta, GA the week of July 17th for a planning meeting. During that week, Pathways Team Leader, Jemimah Njuki, gave a presentation about the Pathways program to CARE staff.
Highlights of the presentation included sharing the innovative Farmer Field Business School integrated programming approach, the push/pull Operational Framework , and early results of the first year of Pathways implementation across the areas of market engagement, sustainable agriculture, and gender. Jemimah was joined by other members of the Pathways Core Team who participated in a lively Q&A discussion with audience members.
In reflecting on the presentation, CARE USA staff member Charu Goyle said, “The Pathways presentation was extremely informative. In a short time period the team has had some significant wins (programmatically and operationally) that can serve as examples for the whole organization, including: establishing high-functioning cross-country working groups, developing truly integrated programming, and creating a programming platform that extends itself to all of CARE International.”
Nidal Karim, a member of CARE’s Gender and Empowerment team who attended the presentation commented that “It was clear that while a lot of thinking went into the planning [of Pathways], the team is continuously engaging in ongoing reflection and making necessary changes along the way for both the programming and the M&E aspects of the initiative. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is front and center.”
The presentation was well attended by over 50 CARE staff, including virtual participation from staff in the UK, Ethiopia, Ghana, Bangladesh, and others.