Training Workshops Conducted by LITE-Africa in 2011

Training: Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop
Description: With technical and mentoring support from LITE-Africa, the Nembe City Development Foundation (NCDF) received funding from Pact Nigeria to implement a project entitled, Add their Voices to the Budget (ATVB). This project is designed to enhance the capacity of Shell and Chevron Cluster Development Boards (CDB) and Regional Development Councils (RDC) to play a greater role in government budgetary decisions. These CBOs were formed to design and implement projects using oil revenue allocations. The training on Advocacy Capacity Building was designed and facilitated by LITE-Africa. The four-day training equipped participants with the ability to engage on budgetary issues, by instructing them on the budgetary processes and effective means to engage in advocacy. Participants of this training included members of CDBs and RDCs
Sponsor: Pact Nigeria
Location: Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
Dates: 5-8 December 2011
Training: Training on Local Governance and Participatory Development
Description: LITE-Africa was recruited, as part of the Kaduna Dialogue Programme, to design and facilitate training on local governance and participatory development. The project was implemented by the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) in conjunction with Project Consultant, Dr. Lanre Adebayo, with funding from the UK Department of International Development (DFID). The training sought to provide participants with the skills to sustain participatory community governance and development. The training gave participants an overview of peacebuilding, conflict management and early warning systems. Participants were equipped with an understanding of how to assess community development needs through participatory rural appraisals, needs assessments and SWOT analyses. They were also taught the basics of the monitoring and evaluation to ensure the sustainability of all projects implemented. Finally, participants were given an understanding of their roles and responsibilities as they relate to governance at the community level.
Sponsor: Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) and UK Department of International Development (DFID)
Location: Kaduna, Zaria, Zango Kataf and Jema'a Kaduna State
Dates: September - November 2011
Training: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation
Description: LITE-Africa facilitated the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Mediation component of a larger Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding training designed for members of Regional Development Councils. The training sought to foster an understanding of the concept of ADR and to demonstrate how mediation can compliment and improve current processes of dispensing justice toward building peace.
Sponsor: Participatory Partnerships for Community Development (PPCD)
Location: Warri, Delta State
Dates: 28-29 September 2011
Training: Training on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
Description: The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights guides companies operating in conflict and fragile states to ensure that security forces protecting the companies facilities do so in a way that reflects human rights and fundamental freedoms. LITE-Africa facilitates a two-day comprehensive training program on the voluntary principles, human rights issues, leadership development and conflict management. This interactive training programme is designed for General Security Forces (GSF), Joint Task Force (JTF) and other security service providers operating on Chevron Nigeria Limited facilities. The training program occurs on a yearly basis and is designed and facilitated by LITE-Africa.
Sponsor: Chevron Nigeria Limited
Location: Por Harcourt, Warri, Escravos, Olero and Lagos
Dates: August - September 2011
Training: Gender Sensitization Training
Description: The Gender Sensitization Training is part of our five year intervention, Oxfam Novib Livelihood and Governance Programme (ONLAG). LITE-Africa engaged the services of Media Information and Narrative Development (MIND) to train 20 project participants on the Theater for Development approach. These individuals traveled to all ONLAG project communities using drama to sensitize and engage community leaders and residents on women's including in decision making. The training was a gateway to fruitful discussions on women's voice, inclusion and participation.
Sponsor: Oxfam Novib
Location: Isoko South, Delta State and Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
Dates: July 2011
Training: Livelihood Skills Training
Description: The Livelihood Skills Training is a component of the Oxfam Novib Livelihood and Governance Programme (ONLAG). The training is designed to introduce project beneficiaries to alternative livelihood skills, and strengthen existing livelihoods for increased income generation. Participants were trained on several skills including bag and palm slipper making, liquid and bar soap making, shampoo and powder making and pastry making. The training was based on participants expressed interest on a particular livelihood skill. The training was supplemented with a radio program that featured experts on agricultural based livelihoods including animal husbandry and fishery. Listening clubs were established in each of the project communities to ensure greater understanding and application of the radio content.
Sponsor: Oxfam Novib
Location: Isoko South, Delta State and Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
Dates: March - May 2011
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