Project design & Evaluation: With just five pediatric surgeons serving 41 million children, Ethiopia urgently needs more qualified specialists. In the JimmaChild project, Jimma University Ethiopia and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich collaborate to address this issue. Joyn-coop supported the design of the project through participatory workshops and elaborated the funding proposal to the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD. In addition, we introduced a Monitoring and Evaluation framework including relevant tools and guidance. Due to its success, other Ethiopian universities want to join the project.
Process facilitation & Training: We provided conducted continuous remote and on-site monitoring support of project activities and supported problem-solving and project management by facilitating multi-stakeholder workshops and conferences. We helped to strengthen the existing international medical & university cooperation by introducing international best practices for project management and monitoring. By coaching and supporting actors without prior experience in development cooperation, we helped set a positive example for North-South university cooperation, which can be replicated in other areas critical to child health.