IBIS Partners in Tamale at the training with facilitator Ms. Mary Tobbin (far right)
WACSI strengthens IBIS Partners to improve the Education Project in Tamale, Northern Ghana
WACSI continues to extend its capacity building initiatives to empower civil society actors in West Africa. From May 21 - 25, 2012, the Institute organised a specially designed training for IBIS partners in Tamale, capital of the Northern Region of Ghana.
The training was developed to strengthen the skills of participants on how to utilise the Rights-Based Approach in developing and implementing projects.
The training brought together 20 representatives of civil society organisations in the Northern Region, who are collaborating IBIS on the organisation's Education Project in that region of Ghana. For five days, the 20 participants were drilled through the Rights-Based Approach and Policy Advocacy and Engagement.
This training was solicited by IBIS for its partners to enable them to gain a deeper understanding of suitable ways of effectively interacting and collaborating with target communities, authorities and other stakeholders to ensure that all children of school going age and who are schooling are effectively benefitting from the learning process.
Ms. Patience Bening, Advocacy Programme Officer for GNECC, Ghana, was delighted to attend this training because she saw it as a platform to equip herself with knowledge in Rights-Based Approach in programmes delivery. Ms. Bening commended the practical approach and activities that characterised training. This enabled her to understand that "rights are bases for development, policy can be influenced from various angles" and, on the whole, she gained new insights on development and advocacy.
Participants commended the training content and the facilitator's highly interactive skills and approach in delivering the training. They committed themselves to "use the knowledge gained from the training to plan advocacy campaigns and to identify the appropriate stakeholders and constituents in their advocacy work", promised Nantomah E. K. Mahamadu, Aggregate Programme Manager of PAPADEV, Ghana.
View pictures of this training on the facebook page of WACSI.