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Training Partnership Initiative

Supporting the development of international, regional, and national capacity to effectively coordinate and deliver quality sexual and reproductive health services from the onset of a crisis response.


The IAWG Training Partnership Initiative (IAWG-TPI) was formed in 2006 to address clinical service gaps in the implementation of the life saving Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH). The need for this effort continues to be great. According to IAWG’s 2012-2014 Global Evaluation, the follow were identified as some of the barriers to ensuring the availability of quality sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings:

  • insufficient technical capacity,
  • a scarcity of health care staff, and
  • a lack of respectful, rights-based SRH care.

Through the development of training materials and partnerships with key stakeholders and practitioners from within and across crisis-affected countries, the Training Partnership Initiative focuses on an integrated, inclusive, and comprehensive capacity development approach. This decentralized approach ensures the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of capacity development efforts.


In October 2017, the IAWG-TPI was awarded a three-year grant from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Email questions and feedback to training@iawg.net.

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.