Partnership development workshop for IPECP in Africa: 28 & 29 July 2019, Nairobi

The Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN) is a consensus-based partnership between various institutions and individual with the vision to establish interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) as integral part in training the health workforce and in the effective functioning of systems for health in the African Region.

The mission of AfrIPEN is to advocate for, collaborate on, promote and share good practice of IPECP.

Since 2015 AfrIPEN partners have been collaborating to help address priorities relating to IPECP. Recently other organisations with a heart for IPECP approached AfrIPEN, seeking closer collaboration. These include

  • WHO Regional Office for Africa (Human Resources for Health)
  • IPE Collaborating Centre in Malawi
  • African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth)
  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
  • Sigma Theta Tau’s International Tau Lambda at Large Chapter
  • Anglophone Africa Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Coalition

Partnership comes straight from the heart of interprofessionalism. Working in partnership reflects the unity we see in working with, for and between service providers and service users. Partnership is one important way in which the unity of a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach is demonstrated to the world.

The AfrIPEN team invites all interested persons and institutions to a 2-day workshop prior to the Second Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for Africa conference to explore possibilities for closer collaboration.

  • Dates: 28 & 29 July 2019
  • Venue: Amref international University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Cost: ZAR 1,450 | KES 10,000
  • RSVP: 30 June 2019
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Draft Programme

Partnership Development Principles have been observed to be important in the development of effective partnerships and they are wholly consistent with Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. We will follow these principles at our conference.

Sunday 28 July:

08:30: Registration

09:00: Welcome & getting to know each other

11:00: Break

11:30: Overview of IPECP in Africa

12:30: Lunch

13:30: Environmental scan – who is doing what?

15:00: Break

15:30: Breakthroughs & stumbling blocks for IPECP

16:00: SOAR analysis

16:45: Priority Setting (Phase 1)

17:00: Call it a day

19:00: Dinner (for own cost)

Monday 29 July 2019

08:30: Reflection

09:00: Priority setting continue

10:30: Break

11:00: Working groups

12:30: Lunch

13:30: Working groups

15:00: Break

15:30: Prepare draft declaration on IPECP in Africa Region

16:00: Reflection & Next steps

17:00: Close

19:00: Dinner (for own cost)


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