november, 2019

18nov(nov 18)8:30 am22(nov 22)5:00 pmCommunity Mobilization, Empowerment and Poverty ReductionModule III of the Diploma in Project Planning and Management8:30 am - 5:00 pm (22) EAT Luther House Centre, 15 Sokoine Drive, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaCourse:Module IIICountry:Tanzania

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The objective of this Third Module is to equip participants with the skills needed for community mobilization and empowerment. Community mobilization is the cornerstone of rural and urban development and poverty alleviation programmes. Community mobilization is a powerful instrument in delivering programmes aimed at strengthening human and institutional development at local level. Community mobilization strengthens participation of rural poor in local decision-making, improves their access to social and production services and efficiency in the use of locally available resources, and enhances opportunities for asset-building by the poorest of the poor.

In particular, this unit underscores the importance of increasing poor peoples’ access to opportunity, security, and empowerment for economic growth and poverty reduction. Community mobilization and empowerment is the expansion of assets and capabilities of poor people to participate in, negotiate with, influence, control, and hold accountable institutions that affect their lives. Empowering poor men and women requires the removal of formal and informal institutional barriers that prevent them from taking action to improve their well-being – individually or collectively – and limit their choices. This unit will also examine the principles of community mobilization and empowerment.

Time

18 (Monday) 8:30 am - 22 (Friday) 5:00 pm EAT

Location

Mviringo Hall, Tanzania

Luther House Centre, 15 Sokoine Drive, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Facilitators

  • John Chikati

    John Chikati

    Regional Coordinator

    Dr. John Chikati has over 20 years (15 with a second level university degree) of work experience in Personnel and Project Management, Organisational Development, Manpower Planning and more specifically in the fields of Development of Strategic Plans and Implementation, Project design and Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.

    Regional Coordinator

Programme

    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Day 4
    • Day 5
    • November 18, 2019
    • 8:30 am Principles of Community Mobilization8:30 am - 1:00 pmCommunity participation does not happen by itself. It must be stimulated and encouraged. This topic is aimed at those who wish to initiate that stimulation. This is intended for community mobilizers who want to stimulate social change in a community in the direction of more development, poverty eradication, better governance, increased integrity and transparency in the management of community affairs; in short, empowerment of that community. There is therefore a minimum of history, theory, ideology and description here, and an emphasis on the needed skills and understanding of concepts useful to community workers. It is primarily aimed at new mobilizers in the field.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • 2:30 pm Principles of Community Mobilization - continued2:30 pm - 5:00 pmCommunity participation does not happen by itself. It must be stimulated and encouraged. This topic is aimed at those who wish to initiate that stimulation. This is intended for community mobilizers who want to stimulate social change in a community in the direction of more development, poverty eradication, better governance, increased integrity and transparency in the management of community affairs; in short, empowerment of that community. There is therefore a minimum of history, theory, ideology and description here, and an emphasis on the needed skills and understanding of concepts useful to community workers. It is primarily aimed at new mobilizers in the field.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • November 19, 2019
    • 8:30 am Social Assessment8:30 am - 1:00 pmSocial Assessment is a process for ensuring that development operations are informed by and take into account the key relevant social issues; and incorporate a participation strategy for involving a wide range of stakeholders. There are many social issues that potentially affect the impacts and success of projects and policies—such as gender, age, language, displacement, and socioeconomic status. Through data collection and analysis, project planners in consultation with other stakeholders to prioritize critical issues and determine how to address them. Social Assessments need to be selective and strategic, focusing only on those issues that are of operational relevance. People are the reason for and the means of development. Their cultures, societies, and organizations provide the foundation on which development programs rest. People’s varied needs, aspirations, beliefs, and expectations are among the factors that shape their response to development activities. Social Assessment was developed as a tool for project planners to understand how people will affect, and be affected by, development intervention s. It is carried out in order to identify key stakeholders and establish an appropriate framework for their participation in project selection, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Social Assessment also aims to ensure that project objectives and incentives for change are acceptable to the range of people who are intended to benefit from the intervention, and that project viability and risks are assessed early. In this topic we will examine among other things the principles and skills of Social Assessment.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • 2.30 pm Social Assessment – continued2.30 pm - 5:00 pmSocial Assessment is a process for ensuring that development operations are informed by and take into account the key relevant social issues; and incorporate a participation strategy for involving a wide range of stakeholders. There are many social issues that potentially affect the impacts and success of projects and policies—such as gender, age, language, displacement, and socioeconomic status. Through data collection and analysis, project planners in consultation with other stakeholders to prioritize critical issues and determine how to address them. Social Assessments need to be selective and strategic, focusing only on those issues that are of operational relevance. People are the reason for and the means of development. Their cultures, societies, and organizations provide the foundation on which development programs rest. People’s varied needs, aspirations, beliefs, and expectations are among the factors that shape their response to development activities. Social Assessment was developed as a tool for project planners to understand how people will affect, and be affected by, development intervention s. It is carried out in order to identify key stakeholders and establish an appropriate framework for their participation in project selection, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Social Assessment also aims to ensure that project objectives and incentives for change are acceptable to the range of people who are intended to benefit from the intervention, and that project viability and risks are assessed early. In this topic we will examine among other things the principles and skills of Social Assessment.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • November 20, 2019
    • 8:30 am Stakeholder Analysis8:30 am - 1:00 pmStakeholder analysis is a vital tool for understanding the social and institutional context of a project or policy. Its findings can provide early and essential information about who will be affected by the project (positively or negatively); who could influence the project (again, positively or negatively); which individuals, groups, or agencies need to be involved in the project, and how; and whose capacity needs to be built to enable them to participate. Stakeholder analysis, therefore, provides a foundation and structure for the participatory planning, implementation, and monitoring.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • 2:30 pm Stakeholder Analysis - continued2:30 pm - 5:00 pmStakeholder analysis is a vital tool for understanding the social and institutional context of a project or policy. Its findings can provide early and essential information about who will be affected by the project (positively or negatively); who could influence the project (again, positively or negatively); which individuals, groups, or agencies need to be involved in the project, and how; and whose capacity needs to be built to enable them to participate. Stakeholder analysis, therefore, provides a foundation and structure for the participatory planning, implementation, and monitoring.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • November 21, 2019
    • 8:30 am Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)8:30 am - 1:00 pmParticipatory Rural Appraisal is an approach used by Development organizations and other agencies involved in development. The approach aims to incorporate the knowledge and opinions of beneficiaries in the planning and management of development projects and programmes. This is a quick and easy way to assess the needs and resources of a community prior to planning projects or activities. There are a range of techniques that can be classified as PRA methodologies. Most of the methods used in PRA are qualitative; nonetheless, it is possible to gather some quantitative data, such as the information gathered through asset mapping. This Topic will examine some of the principles and skills in Participatory Rural Appraisal.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • 2:30 pm Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) - continued2:30 pm - 5:00 pmParticipatory Rural Appraisal is an approach used by Development organizations and other agencies involved in development. The approach aims to incorporate the knowledge and opinions of beneficiaries in the planning and management of development projects and programmes. This is a quick and easy way to assess the needs and resources of a community prior to planning projects or activities. There are a range of techniques that can be classified as PRA methodologies. Most of the methods used in PRA are qualitative; nonetheless, it is possible to gather some quantitative data, such as the information gathered through asset mapping. This Topic will examine some of the principles and skills in Participatory Rural Appraisal.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • November 22, 2019
    • 8:30 am Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E)8:30 am - 1:00 pmParticipatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) is a process of self-assessment, knowledge generation, and collective action in which stakeholders in a program or intervention collaboratively define the evaluation issues, collect and analyse data, and take action as a result of what they learn through this process. It is fundamentally about sharing knowledge-among beneficiaries of the program, program implementers, funders, and often outside evaluation practitioners. Monitoring calls for on-going documentation of the specifics of program implementation so that results can be explained in light of program processes. Evaluating calls for judgments about the effectiveness and sustainability of the program. Philosophically, participatory monitoring and evaluation seeks to honor the perspectives, voices, preferences and decisions of the least powerful and most affected stakeholders-the local beneficiaries. All too often, evaluation is something done to beneficiaries; participatory approaches argue that evaluation should be done with these key groups.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • 2:30 pm Conclusion2:30 pm - 5:00 pmWorkshop review, awards, and closing.

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