13 January 2012
The Commonwealth Youth Programme through its strategic programme of Youth Enterprise and Sustainable Livelihoods (YESL) has been focusing on the curbing of youth employment through the promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship. Which places great emphasis on participatory delivery, partnerships and integrating programming.
Under the strategic programme of YESL, the City of Windhoek and the Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa (CYP RCA) held the Capacity Building Training Workshop for the EDTM staff on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Business Development Services (BDS) from the 28th November to the 3rd of December, 2011.
This training is designed for the City of Windhoek (CoW) by the Commonwealth Secretariat through the Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa (CYPRCA) at the request of the Department of Economic Development and Community Services. It is supported by CYPRCA under the auspices of the IPYET 2011 Virtual Support Programme.
The programme is a training workshop which is intensive and is designed specifically for BDS practitioners working for the City of Windhoek. Since it is a practitioners training workshop, all participants are assumed to have had substantial training and experience in providing Business Development Services (BDS) to clients.
At the opening ceremony of the BDS workshop, Mr. M. G. Mayumbelo, the Strategic Executive of the Department of Economic Development and Community Services welcomed the CYP RCA Representatives Mr. Victor Mensah and Mr. Japhet Banda responsible for this six days interactive training programme, as well as the staff from his Department who benefited from the training sessions and the small business entrepreneurs who formed part of the training session.
He pointed out that, 21 staff members from his Department, representative from the Divisions of Economic Development and Community Services would benefit from the hands on training programme aimed at participants sharing their experiences, group case study applications and exposure to theory on monitoring and evaluation.
He hoped that those privileged to be part of the training would do things different once they are back at their respective duty stations, and trusted that they will share the newly found knowledge on the importance to monitor and evaluate service delivery.
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