A 3-day workshop organized within the context of the Comprehensive Program for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and Inclusive Access to Basic Services of Health and Education in the Northwest Region of Cameroon: P10228 for project staff and some partners has ended at the Baptist Center Nkwen Bamenda. The workshop which took place from the May 24-26, 2023 had as its objective to introduce the new CBM CBID strategy 2030 to project staff and partners, discuss contractual obligations of the project, and discuss reporting tools and communication strategy.
At the start of the workshop, the Project Manager Jacques Chirac Awa welcomed the CBM team who were the main facilitators. He appreciated them for their availability in orientating the project team to ensure the timely implementation of activities in good quality.
The CBM’s Field Communication Coordinator for West and Central Africa, Comfort Mussa drilled the participants on project/activities visibility and documentation of success/ human interest stories. In her presentation on the overview of CBM, Comfort said CBM is an International Christian development organization, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. It has existed for over 110 years. For over 50 years of existence in Cameroon, CBM implements 11 projects with 7 partners in 8 Regions. She emphasized the importance of collecting success/human interest stories on project activities to show evidence of the donors’ money and equally raise more funds. In two sessions participants brainstormed on strategies for visibility and the collection of stories.
The Project Coordinator Lohshie Eugene presented the detailed implementation plan of project activities as well as updates of activities that have been implemented. The CBM CBID Project Officer (PO) Tebon Mispa congratulated the project team for timely and quality reporting. In her presentation, she sought to understand some activities on the project document and their level of implementation. The CBM CBID PO provided further orientation on some activities, reporting templates, and reporting deadlines. The CBM Country Finance Manager Ebong Terrence emphasized on the CBM finance and compliance requirements
According to the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Coordinating Unit of Association of Persons with Disabilities one of the implementing partners of the project, the workshop was timely because it was organized at a time when they are expected to submit reports. He is excited to understand the variables that are expected to be captured during activity implementation.
In an interview with the Project Coordinator, he described the workshop as an invaluable session that will make reporting, and supervision of project activities easy. Eugene added that orientations from the workshop will guarantee the funders on the understanding of the project team on the contractual obligations.
In her closing remarks, Mispa congratulated the project team and assured them of CBM’s availability in supporting them in the work that they do.
This activity was implemented thanks to support from CBM