By Ibrahim Tarawallie
A Dutch organization, African Community Internship Placement Programme (ACIPP) West Africa yesterday commenced four-day training at Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown for staff of Christian and their partners on Proposal and Report Writing, Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation, as well as Social Media.
According to the organization’s Executive Director, Tsike-Sossah Eyram Simon, the training is being funded by Christian Aid and it’s aimed at making participants more sustainable and efficient in resource use as well as being abreast with evolving global trends in the NGO world.
He stated that their decision to provide trainings for organisations and institutions in specific areas was as a result of the fact that capacity building is one of the problems that came out clearly when dealing with partners.
“We have enough talents in Sierra Leone but we just want to help people and organisations to do it better. We tropicalised some of our trainings. We also work in Ghana and Liberia,” he said, adding that they have been working closely with the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone and the Center for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL-SL).
In her brief statement, Christian Aid Country Manager, Ms. Jeanne Kamara noted that the training will be of immense benefit to their staff and partners as “capacity building is a key challenge in Sierra Leone.”
She pointed out that with thorough and efficient capacity building, partners will be able to do things on their own when funding closes, and expressed optimism that the training would improve the capacity of participants to write proposals and reports.