On Wednesday 8th June the ROOTS Project held a three-day training for its Gender Action Learning System

The Team comprises of project beneficiaries from nine communities, staff from partner institutions (Agriculture Extension staff, Community Development staff, Regional Youth Officers and Staff from Ministry of Gender) and six Field Assistants from the six Agricultural regions.

The objective of the training is to introduce them to the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) and its tools. This training was meant to foster familiarization among participants from different institutions and communities to work as a team in implementing GALS in the identified communities. In addition to that, it was also to support Regional Facilitation Teams, develop action plans for the roll out of the GALS at the respective regions. Over and above to create better understanding of the ROOTS Project among partner institutions and project beneficiaries at community level.

During the training,  the Teams went through the Vision Journey, Gender Balance Tree, Community Score Card and Diamond dreams. The training was very participatory with contributions from the participants, group workers and presentations. In delivering their closing remarks the Consultants Mr. Burang Danjo and Dr. Mohammad Kebbeh all express delight and optimism that the Team is good Team and will deliver as expected.

In his closing remarks the Social Inclusion Officer Alhagie Haruna Cham expressed appreciation to the representatives of the partner institutions for their commitment. SIO, noted that a similar step-down training will be replicated at the community level, where the 25 identified participants from each of the 12 communities will by trained by the Regional Facilitation Teams

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