DiDiRi (Dignity, Diversity and Rights) Programme and Twafiika
Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, DiDiRi was a programme to advance sexual diversity, health and rights amongst LGBTI-people, operating across 10 countries in Southern Africa. Commencing in early 2012 through to late 2016, the project was a collaboration between Positive Vibes, COC, ARASA and Hivos. Between these four Implementing Partners, a range of programmatic and capacity-strengthening initiatives were facilitated amongst over 50 in-country and regional partner organisations, including health-services design and delivery, advocacy, resourcing through grant-making, psychosocial development and organisational development. Positive Vibes, as the lead agency, assumed the overall coordination of the multi-partner collaboration and was directly responsible for the psychosocial capacity-building component (through the Looking In Looking, Out personalisation process and methodologies) and for organisational development support and accompaniment of more than 20 in-country LGBTI partners. Positive Vibes in collaboration with HIVOS sourced additional funding to supplementary activities through the Twafiika project. This was the first LGBTI programme of such a scale and substantial learning was generated. See e.g. the attached end-of-project review of Twafiika in 2015 as well as summative evaluation of DiDiRi in 2016. See also the Fit for Purpose OD tool, co-created with LGBT leaders as a self-diagnostic OD tool.