Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Steering Committee Members, Project Coordinating ¥nit members, Project Implementation Unit Members, Operation Officers, Gender and Vulnerability Officers, Social Livelihood Officers, Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, Communication Officers, Representatives of the Federal Project Support Units (FPSUs), the Social Development Unit (SDU), NAPEP, SDG, National and State NDE Team Members and other stake-holders who have a role in planning and implementing community-driven process.


The advent of Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach which is premised on enhancing the capacity of communities in determining their future by not only having a say but also contributing their views regarding issues that directly affect them and also contributing material, financial, intellectual resources etc. has revolutionised development efforts.

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Over the past decade, donor agencies have approved more than 600 such operations worth a lot more than $34 billion which have yielded positive results in terms of efficient delivery of basic services and sustainability of such projects over time. CDD has also yielded measurable reductions in poverty, particularly among the poorest populations and communities. However, a major challenge confronting the success of the CDD approach is the inability of many project members to come up with a sound Community Development Plan (CDP), which of course is the foundation for sustainable Community-Driven Development Projects. Mitigating this and other challenges will require people working on projects related to community development to become skilled in the requisite tools and techniques that can help transfer resources to meet local needs on one hand, as well as update their knowledge base on how these approaches have been successfully implemented in other countries and adapt same to their situations for successful implementation.

This training is designed to empower Community Development specialists, Project Managers and other stakeholders with the critical knowledge and skills needed to develop an effective participatory community project plan as well as establish management strategies that will help them effectively communicate and create awareness of project outcomes and impacts, and thus further strengthen community participation, ownership and sustainability of CDD projects.

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    • design and implement community-driven development plans
    • apply the principles of community engagement
    • assess the level of participation of vulnerable groups and others in projects and develop strategies to improve it
    • adopt good communication models for project outcomes and impacts
    • develop communication methods, materials and instruments
    • accurately identify and target beneficiaries of development initiatives in communities
    • ensure sustainability of community development programmes through effective monitoring and implementation strategy
    • effectively eliminate exclusion in the social, economic and political spaces for the poor and vulnerable in the community
    • engage all stakeholders in participatory communication and appraisal
    • effectively integrate communitymembers into the decision-making processes of issues that directly relate to them
    • carry out awareness campaign and educate community members on the use of resources transferred to them; and
    • ensure effective and sustainable synergy, interaction and partnership between community groups and local governments to ensure sustainability and institutional strengthening.
    • An Overview of Community-Driven Development (CDD): Management, Concepts, Practice & Application to Community based Projects
    • Practical Approaches for Designing Community- Driven Development Plans
    • Participatory Needs Assessment (PNA): Tools & Techniques
    • Participatory Rural Appraisal: Tools, Techniques, Types and Application
    • Implementing Community Development Plan (CDP)
    • Stakeholders Analysis, Objective Analysis, and Problem Analysis: Techniques and Methods
    • Strategic Communication for Project Planning and Sustainability
    • Development of Communication Methods and Materials
    • Approaches to Foster Engagement and Partnerships among Stakeholders
    • Community Mobilization Awareness Creation
    • Effective Communication and Gender Mainstreaming in Community Projects
    • Sustainable in CDD Projects: Designing Mechanisms for long-term sustainability
    • Sustainability & Partnership Issues in CDD Projects
    • Project Exit & Closu

1st Run: 5th – 9th FEB, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 5th – 16th FEB, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

2nd Run: 9th – 13th APR, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 9th – 30th APR, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

3rd Run: 18th – 22nd JUN, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 18th – 29th JUN, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

4th Run: 13th – 17th AUG, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 13th – 24th AUG, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

5th Run: 8th – 12th OCT, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 8th – 19th OCT, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

6th Run: 10th – 14th DEC, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 10th – 21st DEC, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

| IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 150,000 Naira Per Participant

| IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 300,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 200,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 400,000 Naira Per Participant