European Union, British Council Builds Advocacy Centre’s Organizational Capacity on Gender and Social Inclusion

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) from June 2-4, 2021 participated and successfully completed yet another training course on “Gender and Social Inclusion” organized by European Union (EU) and British Council under the ACT (Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation) Program series for Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Rivers State.In this new training and organizational capacity building course series, the focus was on “Gender and Social Inclusion (G&SI)”. The G&SI training program which was facilitated by Diana Agbabi, an EU-ACT Consultant has as its objectives;

  • To provide basic understanding of Gender and Social Inclusion in program design
  • To strengthen the capacity and understanding of CSOs in Gender and Social Inclusion and its impact in programming.
  • To strengthen the capacity of CSOs in Gender and Social Inclusion mainstreaming in Organizations. Training participants which two each were drawn from over 15 different non-governmental organizations in Rivers State had robust discussion and interactive sessions in the facilitator-encouraged interactive training program. The training program’s high-level of interactions during training sessions, practice groups work, examples exercises and freedom interjection to ask questions contributed to very high level of assimilation of the course contents and topics which helped to achieve the objectives of the training.
  • The training course is the 5th in the series to be attended by different staff of Advocacy Centre since February 2021 till date after our organizational capacity assessment by the EU-ACT Program in August 2020 and shared report in December 2020.

The three modules covered in the three days training program include Building Gender Awareness: Gender, Gender Concept and Definition; Social Inclusion as well as Gender and Social Inclusion Mainstreaming in Organizations.

Advocacy Centre was represented at this training course by its Executive Director, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre, Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface and Gender Desk Officer, Enyone Etila-Majam.

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