Ms Theodora Anti making a presentation during the training
WACSI trains CSOs in Northern Ghana to write better proposals
“I have learnt how to use the problem and objective trees to improve on writing proposals for my organisation”
Chief Abdulai Idrisu Zakaria, Executive Director of Campaign for Balanced Education and Development (CAMBED) stated at the end of a two day training on Strategic Project Planning organised for civil society organisations in the three northern regions of Ghana.
Chief Zakaria explained that this training on Strategic Project Planning has enhanced his ability to use a stakeholders analysis framework to determine project activities. He expressed much satisfaction with the content and practical methods used to deliver the training because these have enabled him to understand how to develop a logical framework and a comprehensive budget for project proposals; some practical challenges he had prior to the training.
Chief Zakaria was one of 19 participants from CSOs in the three northern regions of Ghana who took part in a training from February 25 – 26, 2013 in Tamale. He pointed out that the training has equipped him with skills to write better proposals for CAMBED.
The Training was organized by WACSI to potential beneficiaries of the Civil Society Support Programme funding provided by the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ and the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD).
The training targeted organisations that have submitted an Expression of Interest to the Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP). The CSSP is an initiative launched in 2010 by German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD). Funding support in 2013 seeks to provide local organisations with funds of up to 14,000GHS for projects that would enhance peace building and promote local government participation in Ghana.
The goal of the training was to strengthen the capacities of beneficiary organisations on project planning, and to support them to develop a profound project plan for their organisations.
The training sought to improve the project planning skills of participating representatives of CSOs who would lead in strengthening the strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of their organisations.
Ms. Theodora Anti, satisfied with the training
According to Ms. Theodora Anti, Programme Officer of the Foundation for Security and Development in Affrica (FOSDA), the facilitator, Mr. Daniel Andoh of Cicada Consult made the training very practical and interactive. She pointed out that the training has strengthened her fund raising skills.
This training forms part of technical support given by the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) and the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) to potential beneficiary organisations of the CSSP initiative.
This training is the second provided by WACSI to local organisations in Ghana benefitting from funds under the CSSP scheme. WACSI collaborates as a technical partner with GIZ and CDD to provide capacity building support to beneficiary CSOs of the funding support under the CSSP.