TCI University (TCI-U) is a dynamic platform offering high-impact urban family planning and AYSRH interventions for learning, adapting, disseminating and coaching. As a key mechanism to build capacity and strengthen health systems, TCI-U supports local governments to scale up these interventions with in-person and virtual coaching, online toolkits and a vibrant community of practice.
Are you interested in implementing high-impact family planning (FP) and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) interventions that work but need relevant “how to” information and contextualized examples and tools?
What It Is
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
In-person and virtual support to help local governments successfully design and implement evidence-based family planning or youth reproductive health interventions for optimal scale and impact.
An online collection of curated tools and approaches designed to help local governments implement their own evidence-based family planning or youth reproductive health interventions.
An open space for all TCI stakeholders to connect and share knowledge and learnings related to scale, impact and sustainability of evidence-based interventions.
TCI-U is a global good in that it is publicly accessible to anyone.
However, it is designed specifically for the following audiences:
TCI Hub Staff
Who It's For
Individuals with many years of family planning experience, who will need to be oriented and trained on TCI tools and key competencies, such as coaching, adaptation and leveraging resources.
TCI Hub Staff:
Local government leaders (in existing and potential TCI locations) who make a political commitment and allocate local resources to strengthen FP programs. They likely do not have a strong familiarity with FP programs, but they have come to recognize the development benefits and return on investment for FP.
Those at the front lines of project activities in existing and potential TCI geographies. Implementers are likely to be family planning, health or supply chain management professionals who will need to learn how to adapt and apply high-impact interventions and tools from TCI-U to implement and strengthen their own urban family planning programs.
What Are The Benefits
TCI-U content is action-oriented & easy to navigate.
Managers are busy.
The 3 elements
of TCI-U provide
a blended approach to learning.
Managers and implementers learn in different ways.
Content is designed to be user-friendly, in a variety of formats and consumed on demand.
Hubs, managers, and implementers benefit from frequent reinforcement.
How it works
TCI-U is organized to solve three key challenges for its audiences:
Here’s how TCI-U fits in our “Lead, Assist & Observe” coaching model, which ensures local governments are able to sustain impact beyond engagement with TCI.
At this stage, TCI introduces local governments to TCI-U as they jointly develop a program design made up of relevant high-impact interventions.
You can find the program design guidance and template on TCI-U.
Local governments implement the high-impact interventions that are housed in the toolkits with coaching support from TCI.
Use the RAISE assessment tool, also housed on TCI-U, to monitor impact and performance.
Coaching shifts more to
on-demand as local governments' performance improves and they prepare for graduation.
On-demand tailored coaching based on the RAISE performance assessments and monitoring continues, and graduated geographies become part of TCI’s ‘Alumni Network’ via the community of practice, where they can support each other and new cities.
- Political commitment
- Resource contribution
- System readiness
- Political and financial commitment
- Technical and programmatic FP knowledge and skills
- Institutionalization of TCI proven approaches
- Sustained demand for FP
Self-Administered Capacity Assessments
- Size of potential impact
Project Award Criteria
What It Solves
Meet people from your region and other regions who are facing similar programmatic challenges as you
Get immediate solutions to solve urgent issues in scaling up evidence-based approaches
Learn how to apply evidence-based approaches as part of your family planning and AYSRH program
Improve your knowledge about evidence-based family planning and AYSRH approaches
Earn a certificate of completion to demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge
Access coaches for additional support
Urban family planning requires a lot of innovations and TCI-U is one such platform that provides innovative proven approaches.
I like everything about TCI-U because it helps to understand our roles better, provides ways to get quick results and offers solutions to overcome potential challenges. That it is my job to improve family planning indicators and take decisions. TCI-U helps me do that.
– TCI-U user from India
“I was just posted to the FP Unit and did not really know much about FP talk nor the high impact FP interventions. There was this hunger to update my skills so that I will be relevant in my new place of assignment. Thank God I met TCI team on the ground and after much verbal coaching, I was referred to the TCI-U....The TCI-U Challenge just added fuel to the fire and zeal to learn more. I am now better positioned to carry out duties assign to me with confidence.”
– TCI-U user from Nigeria
It [TCI-U] creates a type of family, and the geographic barriers are removed by TCI because we have become a big TCI family,
the Francophones. But also, there’s India,
we have other countries ... there is really this cohesion, this shared life where really when we meet at conferences, sometimes we meet again, it is TCI who really got us together. and well, it’s a big family.
– TCI-U user from Senegal
I have taken time to learn all of the modules [on TCI-U] that I feel will help me deliver quality adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive services within the immunization clinic. While I’ve seen improved immunization coverage, the most significant change that I’ve witnessed is the uptake of long-acting, reversible family planning methods and uptake of contraceptive methods by adolescents. This has been achieved by using TCI-U approaches and tools.
– TCI-U user from Kenya
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