Many past development programmes did not succeed because local stakeholders did not participate adequately in the development process. Working within communities requires facilitation and partnership building among various interest groups and associations within and among sectors. Facilitation must therefore directly target mechanisms for inclusion of women, the poor, and the socially excluded.
This workshop is designed to expose participants to the Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach as an effective strategy towards national development.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Appraise past poverty alleviation strategies and approaches in Nigeria
- Define concepts and elements of CDD in the context of empowerment
- Discuss the importance and the process of empowering stakeholders and institutions in development management
- Discuss issues and challenges of Community-Driven Development
- Explain strategies for implementing CDD.
The programme is designed for officers responsible for the poverty alleviation programme, Community Development Officers, Women Affairs Officers, Planning and Administrative Officers, Social Mobilization Officers and Legislative Officers at the federal, state and local government level. Officers from LEEMP, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) responsible for policy issues will also find the course rewarding.