In the Cameroonian society today, there are many Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who are out to serve the needs of vulnerable communities. However, many of these organizations are local organizations with serious institutional and operational capacity needs. Cognizant of this, LUKMEF in partnership with the Canadian High Commission through the Canadian Fund for local initiatives, carried out an institutional and operational capacity building workshop on the theme “Strengthening local Community-Based Organizations for Improved Governance and Quality Service Delivery’’. This three-day workshop took place from the 5th-7th of January 2022 at the Pan-African Institute of Development for West Africa campus, Buea.
The training was designed to achieve participants’ understanding of civil society space and operation as well as relationship building with donors, institutions, and other partners.
The CSOs present at the workshop were armed with knowledge and skills whose application will transform their organizations and enhance growth and development potentials. The different presentations on Organizational Structuring and Staffing, Public Relations, Logistics Management, Meal and Compliance, Resource Mobilization, Finance, and Project Management gave participants an insight on how organizations truly operates.
At the end of the workshop, participants expressed gratitude to LUKMEF and partner for giving them the unique opportunity to partake in the workshop and capacitating them to develop their organizations. They stated that the workshop was an eye-opener for them, providing them with knowledge on different concepts.
LUKMEF’s CEO Mr. Tanyi Christian assured participants of follow-up after the workshop. He remarked that the training and knowledge sharing does not end with the workshop. The workshop was attended by 35 organizations from the NW, SW, WEST, and LITTORAL Regions of Cameroon with a total of 62 participants (35 Females and 27 Male).
Participants were encouraged to employ the knowledge and skill gained at the workshop within their various organizations and equally share with other CSOs who could not be part of the workshop so as to ensure continuity in knowledge transfer.