SUCCESS Program Organises 3 Day Grants Management Training Workshop In Rumbek
USAID, SUCCESS Program last week held a 3-day grants management training workshop in Rumbek, that begun on Wednesday for 33 participants drawn from 30 registered civil society organizations operating in Lakes State.
Participants of the grants management training workshop held in Rumbek pose for a photo after concluding the training [Photo by Mabor Riak]
By Mabor Riak Magok
RUMBEK, 06 February 2017 [Gurtong]-The Disable Association for Rehabilitation and Development (DARD) Facilitator, Hakim Cipuounyuc Awar said in an interview with Gurtong that many civil society groups lack the capacity to effectively and efficiently manage resources which remains a challenge to their development .
Hakim said most CSOs who solicit funds from international NGOs and donors lack skills to develop and manage grants in accordance to donors’ expectation or standard which is always a setback.
“We believe that writing project proposal skills is as important as grant management for CSOs to grow strong and training on grant management became a key element in capacity building of the CSOs.”
David Nok Marial A Co-facilitator who had worked with CSOs in Bhar el Ghazal region (greater Bhar el Ghazal said that the training was aimed at enhancing the capacities of the CSOs in Lakes State to gain necessary skills and knowledge to manage grants efficiently and competently so that the civil society organizations at State levels become vibrant and vocal entities within the society to advocate on behalf of community.
Ms. Agum Joseph Kuc, Chairlady for Lakes Women Association who is one of the beneficiaries of the grants management said most of the CSOs have not an opportunity to get trained on grants management and grants application processes.
“This training was an eye opener and now we can clearly see where organizations fail and areas that they have gained knowledge.”
Most of the participants expressed their appreciation for the training and urged USAID- SUCCESS to continue with such training in order to gain more skills to keep the CSOs running.