The Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency (KGCSDA) in collaboration with the Nigeria Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) has commenced the training of Community Project Management Committee and Sub-Committee Members in the State.
The Community driven project, a result-oriented program that affords Communities to actively design the project of their desire has 12 Communities including Adavi – Eba, Eyika, Apata-Ipatun, Asanta, Bagido, Iluke – Bunu, among others.
Chief Dauda said the intervention Project is basically aimed at bringing development to the rural Communities and cushion the effect of COVID-19, stressing that it will go a long way at increasing the livelihood of the benefiting Communities.
The GM assured that the team will not relent at actualizing Federal Government’s objective of setting up NG-CARES, calling on the representatives of the various Communities at the training to accord all necessary attention to the training.
A participant, Chief Christopher Ayo of the Agido Community Development Association, described the training as an eye opener, stressing that the Community will personalize the intervention projects given them.
Detailed presentations were made at the Training on Overview of NG-CARES including the Programme Development Objective – PDO/Community Driven Development – CDD Concept, Key issues in CDP/GrDP Formulation, Gender & Vulnerable Issues Mainstreaming; Financial Management, Bookkeeping; Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation; Community Contracting & Procurement; Operations, Maintenance and Project Sustainability; Environmental Management & Social Safeguard; Grievance Redress Mechanism; Report Writing and Documentation, amongst others.