ALiVE Progress Update

 Planned Achievement Comments
AssessmentInaugurate Project on July 16
Map and engage local specialists
Agree on life skills to measure
Conduct literature reviewFinalize studies to contextualize constructs
Conduct regional online sessions to define constructs in the context
Validate the constructs with VaLi Host regional meeting to develop a regional framework with repertoire of common items
Validate and adapt framework at country level Draft test times and construct tools
Share and harmonize test items at regional level
Finalize tools Pre-test 1 and revision meeting
Pre-test 2 and revision meeting
The project inaugurated on 1st August 2020
Local experts mapped and 46 (RELI=26, Academia=5, Government=12, Teachers 2, Creatives/Artists=1) of the mapped experts are part of the ALiVE technical team constituted to help in Assessment tool development. 
Two workshops already held on 19-22 April and 24th-26th May-Two workshop briefs authored and shared with friends of ALiVE
A regional constructs Validation meeting held on 17th September 2020-four skills validated; Problem solving, Self-awareness collaboration and Respect. 
Systematic Literature Review conducted, and three reports authored 
Contextualization study conducted in 15 districts in Kenya-Three reports authored per country and four regional reports. In total, we have authored and reviewed 16 reports.
Prof. Care already contracted to lead and guide the regional Technical team 
We have secured 10 ISBN to protect the 15 reports we have authored 
The technical team will be part of the facilitators of the learning community
Prof. Care will facilitate a RELI learning session in June on items development  
Advocacy Conduct online launch (Dec)
Finalize ALiVE brand in line with RELI
Establish social media accounts
Adapt Communication strategy at regional level
Adapt Communication strategy at national level
Sustain social media presenceImplement Communication strategy
Develop ALiVE page and repository 
A successful Launch of the ALiVE project held on the 17th of April 2021.  454 participants from 34 countries attended the launch; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania,  USA,  Nigeria, India, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Guatemala, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Nepal, Botswana, Nicaragua, Belgium, Algeria, Mauritius, Netherlands, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Australia, Jordan, Ivory Coast, Spain, Peru, Cameroon, Denmark, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Brazil and Canada.
ALiVE social media pages up and running with a growth rate of 50% per month
A communication and Advocacy regional strategy developed.
A national Advisory Committee with 10 members in each country constituted, and the first induction meeting held. 
ALiVE introduction meetings held with Assessment bodies, Curriculum developers and the Ministry of Education.
5 TV interviews conducted, and 6 blogs and 2 newspaper articles published
Each country will adapt the regional Communication and advocacy 
A regional advisory committee meeting will be held in July
Two meetings held to discuss the best way to develop a data management system- Currently, we are using google drive  
LearningConduct 8 learning sessions 
Validate structure of learning community 
Seven learning sessions held, with the first attended by 38 participants and the 7th having 124 participants. Three of the learning sessions have had internal facilitation
Three papers presented at the CIES conference
3 members supported to attend the SEL summit in October 2020.
2 external learning sessions attended A learning community framework developed and adopted regionally 
A learning session guide developed and adopted regionally
A publication/information dissemination/visibility guide developed and agreed upon regionally
Learning community monitoring and Evaluation framework developed and adopted
A learning community reporting template developed –Yet to be discussed
Tanzania ALiVE lead, 2 members from the technical team and the ALiVE communication officer are participating in the ongoing Global Action Week (GAWE) forum in Mwanza. 
The leaders collaboratively developed a successful KIX proposal, and secured USD 900,000 funding from 1st May 2021
The team submitted an abstract for the PAL network conference in 11/2021
We are mapping universities open for collaboration to apply for the Spencer Foundation grants.  
StaffingAdvertise for positions and engage staffAll staff engaged in the three countries
Tanzania opted to work with a consultant who is an expert on assessment. Additionally, Devotha and Khadija co-lead the ALiVE project in Tanzania