By EZEKIEL DONTINNA

THE Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) has organized a two day cascading training for various Civil Soceity Organisations (CSOs) on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Case Study Gathering Training in Plateau State using some of the facilitators that were in trained in Bauchi State in August this year.

This took place at the Conference Hall of Fajib Hotel and Suits starting on Wednesday to end on Thursday with CSOs drawn from the  state in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

Speaking shortly after the day one, Mr. Jephtha Daleng, of NEWSAN who is the Project Officer European Union Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organisations, in Plateau State, said, “the target is to enhance the capacity of Civil Society organizations in terms of understanding what M&E entails and in building  capacity or strengthening their capacity to understand what a case study identification and gathering is all about.

“The workshop is using some of the facilitators here who were trained in M&E and case study gathering in Bauchi sometime in August and now they are doing a step-down so to say, for other civil society organizations in Plateau State. In E&E, thee is basic training on some activities and tools in terms planning, capturing M&E and prioritizing the M&E in their organizations to be able to function and support in data gathering and planning,” he revealed.

Daleng, however, described the workshop as very much engaging as participants were exposed to various trainings and facilitation, where  they also make contributions to the session in line with the format of the training as questions and answers were raised and responded to appropriately.

On her part, programmes officer WASH COWAN, Abigail Ishaya, described the workshop as interesting saying, “we are expecting that other organizations will take this training home to  strengthen them to push the WASH issues on the Plateau to help in ensured that WASH service was achieved in the whole of Plateau State.

On her part Martha Teye Pasin, the President and Founder of Queen-tee Global Initiative, said, the workshop was very empowering and enlightening and promised to use the idea to proper management saying, “before now I did not have the large understanding of monitoring and evaluation, but now it will enable me to have good date collections, analysis and project monitoring and evaluation.”

According to Mr. Kefas C. Diyal of the More Ahead Supportive initiative, Shendam, the workshop was one of the best he has ever attended because he has learned a lot as monitoring and evaluation personnel believing that, it would translate into what he would do to his organization expecting that, more quality performance improved in M&E.

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