Achievements, Lessons Learned • LT – prelim visit/training design, 2 ToTs, 6 LTs (support visit), instructors meeting (Mindanao), and Evaluation • COT – prelim visit/training design, 2 ToTs, 2 COT (2 – 3 support visits) and Evaluation • Lead Trainors need to have sufficient time to contact local partners to understand the local context and thus able to design the training according to the need of the organisation (6 months, invite partners of subsequent phase in RTNW)
The Community Organizers Training was implemented in Ratanakiri province. They didn’t have one central learning place, so they had to move from community to community to conduct the training. Initially, the training was conducted for 5 days a week, but later on it was only 4 days a week because limited time participants could spare for the training. The following are the achievements, lessons learned and challenges of the project.
Achievements 1. Translation and Adaptation of Modules: • PACOS modules adapted and translated into Bangla. • Finally following Modules have been included for CO training Module 1: Orientation and Basics of Community Organising Module 2: Governance System Module 3: Socio-economy, Gender, Culture and Education Module 4: Constitutional and Fundamental Rights Module 5: Natural Resource Management Module 6: People’s Organization
BACKGROUND OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING In 2003, the Asia Desk of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs conducted a general needs assessment and priority identification for its Asia program with partner organizations in South and Southeast Asia. What clearly emerged as top priority is community empowerment through training of young community organizers and leaders.
I. Preparatory Phase In January 2005, the actual preparations for the Youth-Elders Dialogue cum Youth Jam started. A secretariat was formed to take on the crucial stage of the preparation. It was composed by representatives of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance – Youth Center (CPA-YC), Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PIGSA), Anakbayan-Cordillera (Patriotic Youth), National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and it was headed by Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network (APIYN). Later, more volunteers enlisted to help in technical preparations such as leg-working to secure a venue, distributed invitations and programs, made cards, trinkets and other ...