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Anambra trains LG councils on micro projects’ implementation

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ANAMBRA State Community and Social Development Agency (ANCSDA) is currently implementing World Bank Assisted Community and Social Development Project- Additional Financing (CSDP-AF) in the state which aims at poverty reduction in rural communities using Community Driven Development (CDD) approach.

The agency successfully organized a two-day training workshop for members of the Local Government Review Committees (LGRCs) of Ogbaru, Dunukofia and Orumba South LGAs to enhance the speedy implementation of CSDP-AF in their various local councils which is the second set of such trainings to be organized by ANCSDA since it became effective in the state on August 1, 2018 having undertaken such training for five focal LGAs late last year.

The LGAs are Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Awka North and Orumba South LGAs. A total of 43 participants were in attendance at the event aimed at building the capacity and technical knowledge of the LGRC to be able to appraise the Community Development Plans (CDPs) or Group Development Plans (GDPs) submitted by the communities and to also take part in monitoring of the micro projects (MPs) implementation in the communities.

In his opening remarks and presentations at the event, the General Manager, ANCSDA, Mr Chudi Mojekwu welcomed all the participants present and advised them to be very attentive and participate actively in all the presentations in order to gain good knowledge for themselves and for their local councils.

Day one of the event witnessed presentations from various resource persons on  Overview of CSDP-AF/CDD concept; Fundable and Non-fundable Projects; CDP and GDP Cycles;  Roles and Responsibilities of LGAs, Local Govt. Desk Officers (LGDOs), LGRCs;  Desk Review of CDP/GDP by LGDO and Review of CDP/GDP by LGRC while Day two featured group workshops and practical sessions by the participants to deepen their knowledge on CSDP-AF for the benefit of the poor community members in their local councils.

Also, the Operation Manager, ANCSDA, Mrs Uche Nwaizugbo, who enlightened the participants on the Community Development Plan (CDP) and Group Development Plan (GDP) cycles advised the participants to carry out their expected responsibilities in the project with great commitment in ensuring poverty reduction and empowerment of poor community members in their local councils

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