Development of the kNOwVAWdata face to face and online courses were supported by UNFPA with funding from Australian Aid. The program has been designed to ensure the course is self-sustaining so that donor funds are not required long-term, and that the course can be continually updated.
The online course in particular is affordable and accessible globally, and with a 2020/2021 focus on the Asia and Pacific regions.
Participant fees are charged at the minimum amount for the program to be self-sustaining and reinvested to cover:
- teaching salaries
- ongoing development of the course and course materials, including contribution from international experts and previous course participants
- coaching of local and regional leaders to become mentors and teachers in the course
- localising course mentorships
- development of additional modules (two are currently under development: capacity building in administrative data sets, and best practice to measure violence experienced by children and young people)