“CARE Dialogues: Experiences from the use of the Social Analysis and Action (SAA) tool”


CARE Dialogues: Experiences from the use of the Social Analysis and Action (SAA) tool” was led by Feven Tassew from the CARE USA Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health team.

The talk was held Tuesday, April 7th at 9AM EST. Please find the description and power point slides below.

Title: “CARE Dialogues: Experiences from the use of the Social Analysis and Action (SAA) tool”

Let’s Talk: As a result of a mapping exercise, we’d like to share the various experiences and reflective practices of SAA tools across the CARE world. We would like to discuss how different programs and countries use SAA or SAA tools differently and share experiences and case studies. We would like to get your ideas on how to build on existing efforts on integrating reflective dialogue to address underlying gender and social norms across programs in general and SRMH in particular; and on next strategic steps to take the learning forward.

Background: The gender, sexuality and rights (GSR) collaborative group within SRMH has reached out to various CARE colleagues, across sectors, to conduct a mapping of the Social Analysis and Action (SAA) tool, or similar, SAA-like tools. A group of volunteers from the GSR collaborative formed a working group for the purpose of the mapping exercise; and efforts were made to make the process a learning and exchange opportunity among country offices and different projects. Approaches and tools from a total of 14 country offices and 31 projects were collected across different sectors including SRMH, FNS, GBV and others. The reflective approaches and tools are being used across different contexts including emergency, post conflict/transition and development/ long term programs. The map will be shared widely and the GSR collaborative plans on setting next steps to support experience sharing, on-going learning and provide thought leadership on the process of adapting the approach and building local capacity.