Poverty has become an intractable problem in our society. In fact, other problems seem to be caused by poverty and turn around to reinforce the poverty problem. It has therefore become a global issue as poverty reduction is one of the main objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
This training workshop is designed to equip participants with requisite skills and competencies required to manage sustainable poverty reduction schemes.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Explain the basic concepts of poverty reduction
- Examine the socio-economic implication of poverty
- Analyse the socio-economic environment under which a sustainable poverty reduction schemes should operate
- Identify the key problems and constraints facing sustainable poverty reduction scheme
- Develop strategies for effective and sustain-able poverty reduction schemes
- Poverty and poverty alleviation: an over-view
- Socio-economic policies and institutional support for sustainable poverty reduction schemes
- Employment-oriented growth and its impact on poverty reduction and gender equality
- Key success factors in the design and implementation of poverty reduction schemes
- Challenges of poverty eradication for sustainable development
- Capacity building in the management of sustainable poverty reduction schemes
- Using micro-credit operations for empowerment
- Effective use of skill acquisition strategy for poverty reduction
- The role of the informal sector in poverty reduction schemes
- Public-private sector partnership in a sustainable poverty reduction scheme
- Management of poverty reduction schemes for sustainability
- Monitoring and evaluation of poverty reduction schemes.
Methodology: Lectures, discussions and exercises. Audio-visual aids will be used to reinforce these learning methods.
Policy makers at the federal, state and local government levels, policy makers in the private sector, poverty reduction scheme managers, bankers and other fund providers, executive directors of NGOs, etc.
Mode of Assessment for Certification: 100 per cent attendance/active participation.
Contact Person: Mrs. S. O. Essien