Enhancing Civil Society Organizations’ capacity, UNDP conducts training on project managementApr 5, 2016
UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project started a two day training on 5 April 2016 to develop the competencies of Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) in writing successful project proposals, effective monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting, and implementing pro bono legal aid. Welcoming the participants to the training, Dr. Rowland Cole, UNDP’s Chief Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Justice/Judiciary of South Sudan, noted that, “As a result of numerous changes in the world, the development community is no longer talking about aid effectiveness, but about development effectiveness. The key role of CSOs in addressing this paradigm shift is to focus on poverty reduction and promote factors affecting development such as human rights, participatory democracy, social justice and gender equality.” He noted that the training will ensure that CSOs are familiar with UNDP’s guidelines in partnering with them. The training is being attended by 20 participants representing ten CSOs that have been awarded grants by UNDP to implement projects on transitional justice, legal aid, human rights awareness, and the establishment on Justice and Confidence Centres (JCCs). JCCs provide legal advice and information, as well as mediation services to communities and vulnerable groups.