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Cablegate: Final Report: Democracy Small Grant for Al-Zahra

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SANAA 000097

SIPDIS

FOR NEA/PPD: DMACINNES AND JDAVIES, NEA/RA:BKEARY,
NEA/ARP: MMILLER, NEA/PPD: TROBERTS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KDEM KPAO AFIN KWMN PHUM YM DEMOCRATIC REFORM
SUBJECT: FINAL REPORT: DEMOCRACY SMALL GRANT FOR Al-ZAHRA
ASSOCIATION

REF: A) STATE 187026 B) SANAA 5295

1. Al-Zahara Association, Dhamr governorate, has
concluded its project titled "Training and Capacity
Building for NOGs".
The duration of the project was from 23-31 August 03.
Thirty-two participants from Dhamar and Albaida
governorates attended the workshop and learned about NGO
management, administration, planning, writing projects
and budgeting.

2. PAO and PAS attended the opening ceremony in Dhamar
governorate on August 12, 03. The ceremony was attended
by the Deputy Secretary of Dhamar governorate,
representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs and
civil society NGOs in Dhamar.

3. PAS attended three sessions of the training. The
selected trainers were capable in engaging the trainees
using participatory approaches. The trainees were
enthusiastic, willing to learn and apply what they have
learned in their practical experience. During the break,
PAS talked to trainees who expressed their thanks for
being included in this training as it increases their
knowledge and shows them best practices to insure quality
work in NGOs.

4. The training was especially useful to those
participants coming from Al-Baida governorate, a very
tribal area where NGO work is very limited and
inexperienced. These participants learned the most as
this was the first training they ever attend which helped
them to identify weakness areas within their NGO's and
work on improving plans based on what they have learned
at the workshop.

5. At the end of the workshop, an evaluation was
distributed to the participants to evaluate the program
as a whole.


6. Outcome: Strengths

Workshop facilities, administration, and management
were very efficient.

Trainers were good communicators and knowledgeable
about the subject.

Training used participatory methods to maximize
learning benefits.

7. Weaknesses:

Follow up of participants' progress after the
completion of the workshop to measure the improvement was
not consistent.

Female participants were coy and needed to be
encouraged consistently to speak out.
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