Saturday, June 21, 2008

TOT Facilitation Methods Albania 30th May - 1st June 2008

Hi Everybody,

From 30th May - 1st June, 7 trainers from MilieuKontakt Albania trained 7 participants from Civil Society Organisation in Albania in facilitation methods.


MilieuKontakt Albania is doing a joined programme with MilieuKontakt International to strengthen the environmental movement in Albania. Pilot projects and environmental campaigns are being initiated in 10 communities over Albania. Already 10 local NGO's have been selected who will initiate multi-stakeholder meetings with citizens, municipalities and civil society organisations.



Before starting this process, NGO and civil society organisation leaders need to be trained in leadership, project management and facilitation skills. The training from the 30th May - 2nd June 2008 was one of the preperatory phases were the trainers team of MK Albania was prepared and trained to conduct a training in facilitation methods for 7 members from Civil Society Organisations.




During the training on the 31st May and 1st June the MK-trainers led workshops and training sessions on theory of facilitation, demo's of workshops and group conversation method, while they coached and guided the participants to practise these methods. On the second day the MK-trainers demonstrated a one-to-one coaching method and a peer-to-peer model which help civil society leaders to deal with their issues and challenges.
















Regards,

Simon Koolwijk
e-mail. faccom@xs4all.nl

Friday, June 20, 2008

Multi-stakeholder meeting Ukraine 31st March - 2nd April 2008

Hi Everybody,


From 31st March - 2nd April 2008 Simon Koolwijk trained members from local organisations in Ukraine and Moldova on how to facilitate multi-stakeholder meetings. This training is part of the WECF programme (Women in Europe for Common Future) on how to reduce pollution of the Dnjester River. This river is flowing through the Ukraine through Moldova and ends eventually into the Black Sea.

On the first day, 31st March, 15 faciliators from these two countries, were trained in methods such as mapping, stakeholder analysis, problem and solution formulation and action planning. The focus of the training was to make them ready to facilitate community meetings within three focus areas in Ukraine and Moldova to reduce the pollution of the Dnjester River.





On the 1st April 2008 a multi-stakeholder meeting was facilitated in the community of Berezahny. Members coming from the Upper, Berezahny city and down region defined the causes which created the pollution of the Dnjester River. Based on these problems they defined solutions on how to deal with these problems. Finally three working groups were formed. Groups will focus on 1) dealing with waste and sanitation, 2) Environmental education with youth, and 3) Lobby and advocacy and involving the local governments.





On the 2nd April the training was evaluated and steps were further elaborated on how to organize multi-stakeholder meetings in the South of Ukraine, Transnistria and Moldova.