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.
The overall objective of the training workshop is 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
- Explain strategies for implementing CDD
- Discuss issues and challenges of community-driven development.
- Community-driven development (CDD) and sustainable human development (SHD): an overview
- Framework for community-driven development (CDD)
- Dimensions and implementation of CDD, participatory learning appraisal (PLA) methodology
- Community assets and needs/social capital
- Gender dimension of CDD
- Community empowerment in CDD
- Strategies for implementing CDD
- Monitoring and evaluation in CDD
Methodology: Lectures, case studies, syndicate group discuss-ions and presentation, and formulation of action plans. Audio-visual aids will be used to reinforce these learning methods.
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 levels. Officers from LEEMP, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and com-munity-based organizations (CBOs) responsible for policy issues will also find the course rewarding.
Mode Of Assessment For Certification: 100 per cent attendance and active participation.
Contact Person: J.S. Dogo