36 CSO Leaders Trained On Policy Governance

36 non-profit making organization leaders have concluded a three day workshop organized by the Norwegian Peoples Aid (NPA) on policy governance.

36 CSO Leaders Trained On Policy Governance
Michael Gorjin, NPA Youth Rights Project Coordinator engaging with participants during the workshop [Photo by Jale Richard]

By Jale Richard

JUBA, 19 May 2017 [Gurtong]-
Michael Gorjin Kuol, Youth Rights Project Coordinator with NPA, also the lead trainer during the workshop said the training was held after NPA discovered gaps on governance structures in the institutions.

He said the training is essential in enhancing the organizations’ capacities to manage the grants they receive from NPA.

Leaders of the organizations are expected to restructure their organizations and draw relevant managerial policies to govern their staffs, management and board of directors after the workshop.

“I expect them to do the same sessions to their colleagues to expand the knowledge and come up with job descriptions and establish board members for their organizations,” he said.

The CSO leaders were trained on the best practice on governance principles; relationship between the board and management, differentiating roles between board and management, constitutions and by-laws of organizations, recruitment of board members, drawing board structures, management of conflict of interests, managing founders syndrome, and other modules.

Irene Aya, Media Development Officer at Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) said the knowledge acquired will be implemented in the organizations.

“Now through the training we shall take what we have learnt especially what we have not been doing to start doing it in our different organizations,” she said.

She added that the training is important to enable the organizations effectively manage grants they receive from funders.

Ruth Michael Lugor, Deputy Director for The Roots Project said on her part said “The most important is how to structure the organization, form the board of directors and have board models and their job descriptions,” said Ruth.

Bul Andrew from Upper Nile Youth Development Association said his organization will review its constitution and restructure most of its policies in line with the knowledge gained in the training.
 

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