The report contain on activities undertaken, achievements made and challenges faced. Activities undertaken Training of Trainers; a total of 22 participants attended the ToT, Participants included were head of the village and peoples organization. The Trainers trained in the ToT went to the community and successfully conducted 3 community trainings in three different villages Penampang: 21-23 Sept 2006, Tongod: 17-19 Oct 2006, Kota Marudu: 22-24 Oct 2006
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.