Some of the various detailed presentations at the Training include Overview of NG-CARES (including the Programme Development Objective (PDO), Scope of Program, Key Performance indicators, institutional arrangement), Overview of the Program Result Area1(RA-1) including it's relevant Disbursement Link Indicators (DLIs), Gender and Vulnerable Issues in NG-CARES, Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS), and Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) issues in NG-CARES; Program Result Monitoring Framework including Targets, Independent Verification, Protocols, M&E system, MIS e.t.c; Funds flow & Fiduciary Management including Planning & budgeting, Internal Control & Internal Audit, Accounting, Financial Reporting, etc.
The participants were also taken through an experience sharing session which involved an Initiative from Kenyan Mission termed Rapid Result Approach (RRA) delivered by the GM ANCSDA, Mr Chudi Mojekwu, who incidentally was part of the team that went on Study tour to Kenya early this year as part of preparation for the smooth take-off of NG-CARES in Nigeria in general and Anambra State in particular.
Earlier in his opening remarks at the Training event, Mr Mojekwu, thanked the State Governor, HE, Chief Willie Mmaduaburochukwu Obiano for his dogged efforts in ensuring that Anambra State becomes part of NG-CARES Programme. He also thanked the Chairman of the Agency, HRH Igwe Rowland Odegbo (Aborgu II Na Nteje), the Commissioner, Min. of Economic Planning, Budget, and Development Partners who also double as the Chairman of the State Cares Steering Committee, Hon. Mark Okoye, the Head, State CARES Coordinating Unit, Mrs Ogochukwu Orji, and other Agency board and Steering Committee members for their various vital supportive roles so far in NG-CARES Progamme in the state.
The Local Staff Training ended last weekend, and the participants have since returned to work in their offices.
Mr Nnamdi Onuzulike