CRR organises training on monitoring

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Members of the Population Task Force  (PTF) and Multi-Disciplinary Facilitation Team (MDFTS) of the Central River Region (CRR), recently organised a three-day training workshop on monitoring and evaluation in development at the Governor’s Bantaba in Janjangbureh, CRR.

The training, which was organised by the National Population Commission Secretariat and funded by UNFPA, began last Wednesday with 30 participants.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Momodou Katim Touray, deputy governor, CRR, emphasised the importance of capacity building particularly for those who are directly involved in the implementation of population related programmes. He said the training will surely contribute to the enhancement of participants’ acquisition of relevant knowledge and skills in monitoring and evaluation systems. 

He stated that the proper and timely address of crucial population issues helps in the poverty reduction strategy, hence the improvement of the quality of life of Gambians particularly the vulnerable sector of society; women and children.
Mr Touray hailed the efforts of the government of The Gambia for creating an enabling environment for development partners to participate in population related programmes.

Awa Dem, UNFPA’s senior human resource officer noted that the objective of the training workshop is to equip participants with basic elements of monitoring and evaluation in programme management, use of M & E tools and to promote the spirit of team work among participants. She challenged the participants to participate actively in the deliberations so that they would be fully capacitised to contribute their quota in the effective and efficient monitoring and evaluation of population programmes.


Author: by Lamin SM Jawo in CRR
Source: The Daily Observer