The Monitoring and Evaluation programme focal points from IPPF London Office, Regional Office secretariats from ESEAOR and SARO, and Member Associations (Indonesia, Malaysia, PNG, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal) came together in Kuala Lumpur last week for a 5-days IPPF Data Management Strategy Training.
IPPF’s Data Management Strategy serves as a statement of principles for data management across the Federation, and a guide to action. The strategy describes how data should be governed, how the data quality can be improved and maintained, how the data can be accessed and used so that we maximize its potential value to all users, while maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality and security. The strategy starts from an overall vision for data management within IPPF. The values that underpin this vision and which align with IPPF’s own values as a Federation where quality data is a critical asset that drives decision making and learning to ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Overall, the strategy will be a call to action for everyone in IPPF and a guide for our plans moving forward.
Through this training, IPPF’s Regional Offices and Member Associations are expected to articulate the relevance of IPPF Data Management Strategy Data Management Strategy and Implementation Plan) in their own organisational context, develop a realistic, time-bound, practical action plan to implement the DMS and align with the new Strategic Framework and the Results Framework. Thanks to The Federation of Reproductive Health Association Malaysia (FRHAM) and its Negeri Sembilan State MA, the participants got a chance to visit the clinics, met with the Negeri Sembilan Family Planning Association (NSFPA) president, volunteers & staff and learn the clinic data management practice there during the training. The participants also visited the Kuala Lumpur Regional Office on the last day of training.