USAID Sponsor Media Information Training
USAID is the sponsor of 2 day stakeholder training in Communication and Information Management as Tools of Transparency and Accountability for Effective Natural Resource Management and the Promotion of Agriculture in the Eastern Town of Kailahun.
In Kailahun on 8th-9th June 2010, with support from USAID, Promoting Agriculture Governance and the Environment (PAGE) Program organized a two-day training in two batches for the Kailahun District Council, Paramount Chiefs and other program stakeholders on basic principles and practices and Managing Information and Communication as tools and drivers of governance to improve quality assurance in collective agribusiness and forest co-management. To raise understanding on the key issues around the value chain enhancement in agriculture and forest resources management in the districts of Kailahun, Kenema, Kono and Koinadugu. To enable the district councils and stakeholder groups in PAGE operational districts to understand, appreciate and use with confidence the Basic Principles and Practices of Managing Information and Communication as tools and drivers of governance in agriculture and forest resources management.
To relate governance principles and practices to PAGE agriculture and forest resources management in pilot districts of Kailahun, Kenema, Kono and Koinadugu.Â The training modules are divided into two-parts: On the first day participants are expected to understand and appreciate the use of key governance issues in Value Chain Enhancement, Key Governance issues in Forest Resource Management, Key Principles of Divers and Governance Practices, Basic Principles and Practices and Managing Information, Communication and Feedback Systems.
The training includes consultations, presentations, case studies, individual and group exercises and group presentations. Effective natural resource management, particularly of forest resources, and the promotion of “value addition and constraint removal” activities along the various agriculture chains in Sierra Leone depend largely on the understanding, appreciation and application of the governance principles of transparency, probity and accountability.
On the final day, participants will learn more about Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting ad Feedback Management.
PAGE is a four year development program financed by the USAID. The program builds on previous United States Government in the sectors of agriculture, democratic and governance (D&G) and natural resource management (NRM). A consortium of international NGOs is implementing the program. ACDI/VOCA is the prime organization n, with ARD, Inc. and World Vision International (WVI) as the sub grantees.
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