Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) gather outside Middle School Harka in Sitamarhi district, India, to discuss community issues. © Paula Bronstein/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment
Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) gather outside Middle School Harka in Sitamarhi district, India, to discuss community issues. © Paula Bronstein/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment

South Asia Social Norms Learning Collaborative

The South Asia Social Norms Learning Collaborative (SA-SNLC) is a consortium that aims to build a network of researchers, implementers, donors, and others interested in working on social norms in South Asia. The Centre for Social and Behaviour Change (CSBC), Ashoka University and Project Concern International (PCI), India, host the Secretariat of the Collaborative in South Asia. Our vision is to advance normative change in South Asia and help our members and affiliates strengthen and build capacity to improve social norms programming and move towards gender equality. 

Objectives

Our objectives are to:

  • Share state-of-the-art social norms evidence, approaches and resources.
  • Strengthen connections among researchers, implementers and donors to generate evidence.
  • Improve practice towards use of social norms.
  • Build capacity among local implementers to improve gender and social norms programming.

We seek to facilitate collaboration between organisations and individuals working to shift norms in the domains of health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and gender. Members of our Collaborative work collectively to build knowledge and tools to promote and guide effective social norm theory, measurement, and practice. As a programme, we also foster opportunities to advance understanding of social norms - what they are, how to measure them, how they influence behaviour and how to scale-up normative interventions that show promise.

 
 

Fast facts

Hosted by: Project Concern International, India and the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change, Ashoka University 
Founded in: 2021 
Funded by: The Passages Project, by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Geographic area: Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Maldives.
Sector focus: Health, Nutrition, WASH, Gender 

Key contacts 

If you have any questions about the South Asia Social Norms Learning Collaborative, please contact:

 
 

Get involved

The SA-SNLC provides many opportunities to get involved, depending on your interest and availability, and we invite you and your colleagues to join by getting in touch on the details above.

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