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Graduating to Resilience Learnings: Digital Adaptations & Participant Results

Graduating to Resilience is a USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) funded Activity and implemented by AVSI Foundation in collaboration with Trickle Up and the American Institutes for Research (AIR). This 7-year Activity seeks to test the Graduation Approach’s ability to graduate 13,200 economically active, but ultra-poor refugee and host community households across two cohorts in Kamwenge District, Uganda from food insecurity and fragile livelihoods to self-reliance and resilience.

The Graduating to Resilience Activity aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to engage in markets, grow their household savings, and build sustainable livelihoods, and as such, the promotion of digital literacy and technology has proven to be key to the achievement of these objectives. By providing participants with mobile phones alongside digital literacy training, the Activity is integrating the use of digital technology and products to strengthen household resilience. At the end of cohort 1, the Activity piloted a Digital Skills Training Program with the support of the Digital Development Partnership, administered by the World Bank, and the EQUALS Global Partnership Access Coalition. This project tested two approaches to improve women’s digital literacy and inclusion. Learning from the EQUALS pilot was adapted and incorporated into cohort 2. 

This Learning Brief provides insight and learnings from testing different approaches to improve women’s digital literacy and inclusion. Findings presented were gathered through after-action reviews after the first year of implementation of cohort 2 (Cohort 1 was conducted over 30 months, ending in June 2021, and followed by a 6-month refinement period prior to the start of cohort 2) which began in February 2022 and will run for 24 months. 

Click the button below to download the full brief and get an in-depth look at the findings and learning for Digital Adaptations & Participant Results of the Graduating to Resilience Activity. 

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