FCS builds CSOs capacity through tailor made trainings

The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) has yet again enhanced the capacity of Tanzanian civil society organisations (CSOs) by offering four tailor made training modules to a total of 112 participants from its grantees based in different parts of the country.

As part of the on-going capacity building program to CSOs, the tailor made trainings took place in Dar es Salaam from 3 – 6 August 2015 and were conducted by own FCS staff, except two other co-facilitators who were invited to bring in their well-rounded gender perspective expertise.

The grantees were thus taken through four types of modules including: Organisational Development, Financial Management, Gender Mainstreaming and the concept of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). The choice of these modules and training participants was a result of the Training Needs Assessment and the call for training applications availed to grantees since the beginning of this year, 2015.

Out of the modules, the M&E session had sought to help the FCS grantees capture their results better while concretizing them with real examples, whereas the Financial Management module sought to sharpen grantees’ quality of financial reporting as per the FCS guidelines. The Organisational Development on the other hand sought to enable CSO participants attain a change of mindset towards their own organisational sustainability, governance, and others.

Speaking of the training, a representative from Community Development Agenda Countrywide (CDAC) based in Kibaha, Mr. Bumija M. Senkondo, spoke highly of the M&E module - saying that it has helped him and his organisation attain new skills on how to improve rephrasing more realistic project indicators that are easy to work on, and reflective of intended project results as never before.