USAID, FHI 360 and Workforce Connections
invite you to a consultation event and webinar
Social Network Analysis as a Tool to Assess Nicaragua’s
Labor Markets: A Conversation with LINC
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
11AM – 12:30PM ET
FHI 360, Universal Building North
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
To elicit bottom-up learning initiatives from US- and field-based implementers and practitioners in the workforce development arena, FHI 360’s USAID-funded Workforce Connections project is awarding a series of competitive learning grants related to systems thinking and soft skills. We are pleased to announce that LINC (www.linclocal.org), an innovator in local systems strengthening, has been awarded the first of these grants.
LINC’s Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) tool incorporates systems thinking into workforce development programming and labor market assessments. Their ONA approach to partner mapping and stakeholder analysis, which measures social capital and degrees of system actor interaction, can add important value to labor market assessment activities, enabling program designers to more accurately identify systems-level constraints and visually map priority pathways for assistance. With Workforce Connections learning grant support, LINC will apply the ONA tool in three networks in Nicaragua via a participatory process; public sharing of results is expected to elicit learning opportunities that directly contribute to USAID and other local stakeholders’ ongoing labor market assessment activities and program design efforts there.
LINC presented its Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) tool to the Workforce Connections Community of Practice at FHI 360 and discussed how its application will inform labor market activities in Nicaragua.
If you were unable to attend the event, you can download the powerpoint presentation here: http://www.wfconnections.org/social_network_analysis_as_a_tool_to_assess_nicaragua_s_labor_markets_a_conversation_with_linc_recording
You can also follow along with the recording found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM5KOEacoRA