Advocacy training for SHE staff and NGOs, 2011

NARRATIVE REPORT

 One of the objectives of this training was to introduce participants to a comprehensive advocacy model and to make the participants familiar with steps involved in advocacy planning. Apart from this, the workshop was aimed at enabling them to have a clear conceptualization of the problem that they want to address. The Training workshop was held from 30th Jan 2011 to 1st Feb 2011 at Asaree Hall, M. Kulunu Vehi 3rd floor and was facilitated by the Advocacy Programme Officer of IPPF SARO, Ms. Baishali Chatterjee. 9 staff of SHE, along with 6 members from other invited NGOs and organizations participated in the workshop. The opening remark of the workshop was given by Mr. Mohamed Ajmal, Chief Executive Officer of SHE.

 1.     Activity Details

The first topic discussed was what advocacy is and how it is different from other strategies. The participants were then provided information on the advocacy models and the steps in Advocacy planning. The first day ended after the discussion on the topic of political mapping which was done to enable participants to develop an understanding over the process of political mapping and how it relates to their area of advocacy.

 On the second day, information was provided to the participants on how to define and analyze the advocacy problem that they want to address. The purpose of this discussion was to enable participants to have a clear understanding on the Advocacy problem that they want to address. Also, information was provided on the Advocacy Expected Result (AER) to improve their understanding on the advocacy result that they want to achieve. Before the workshop ended for the day, a group work was done on analyzing the target and secondary audience in which the participants had to identify and map the audiences in a graph, classifying their level of interest and power in influencing the advocacy problem addressed.

 On the third day, a group work was done on self-assessment. This was done with the help of the SWOT analysis method and was done to help participant’s go through a process of analyzing themselves. With the help of the group work, the participants were then provided information on how to develop and strengthen alliances for the organization’s advocacy work. They were also provided ideas on the strategies that will help them to transform weaknesses into strengths and threats into opportunities and take advantage of strengths and opportunities. Later on, the participants were guided on how to develop a Causal Pathway with all the components of the advocacy project included in it. Before the workshop ended, the participants were given some brief information on how to develop the advocacy log-frame.

2.     Constraints

One of the difficulties faced in this project was gathering participants. Although several NGOs and other related organizations were invited to participate, the final turnout of participants was very less.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

No

Detail

Allocated Budget in APB 2010 (MRF)

Estimated Budget (MRF)

Actual (MRF)

Variance (MRF)

Reasons for Variance

SHE

IPPF

Other

1

Air Fare

4,497.50

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

2

Accommodation

3,469.50

7601.50

00.00

6322.00

00.00

1279.50

3

Food

385.50

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

4

Incidental allowance

385.50

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

5

Transport

280.00

00.00

263.00

00.00

00.00

-263.00

6

Hall rent

2,000.00

13500.00

12500.00

00.00

00.00

1000.00

7

Refreshment

900.00

14000.00

7900.00

00.00

00.00

6100.00

8

Stationary

300.00

1000.00

219.00

00.00

00.00

781.00

9

Certificate printing

00.00

00.00

138.00

00.00

00.00

-138

10

Other Misc.

00.00

00.00

312.00

00.00

00.00

-312.00

Tea at Hulhumale’ sightseeing  trip and gift for Baishali
Total

12218.00

36101.50

21332.00

6322.00

00.00

8447.50

 

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