ATAKPU-IYARE STEP DOWN Bfw DO NO HARM

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The Bread for the World (BFDW) in collaboration with the Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) organized a Training of Trainers, TOT, workshop on the Do No Harm/Local Capacity for Peace (DNH/LCP) at the CRUDAN conference centre, 5 Dalyop Nyango Street, Sabon-Barki, Bukuru, Jos, Plateau State, from 28th August to 8th, September, 2016. The overall objective of the TOT workshop was to encourage people and organizations to respond to conflict on programme level constructively to their mandate. About 40 participants from different organizations across the country attended the workshop. ANEEJ was represented by the Deputy Director, Leo Atakpu and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Charles Iyare.

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Charles Iyare, monitoring & Eval Officer taking ANEEJ on Do no Harm…and with a smile

Having studied some key aspects of the materials from the DNH/LCP TOT training held in Jos, and how it can boost ANEEJ profile and staff skill in the development sector, ANEEJ staff in Jos for the TOT organised a step down of the DNH. It took place on Friday, November 11 at the ANEEJ Secretariat in Benin City with all members of staff present.

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Leo Atakpu, ANEEJ deputy exec director distilling the content of the DNH stepdown

ANEEJ on several occasions have had course to function as an intervention agency, especially on peace and conflict management issues, capacity building and advocacy for citizens of communities, LGA workers, MDAs, CSOs and academic institutions. It was therefore really important for ANEEJ staff to understand the importance of their role of not undermining key issues and interests Germaine to project implementation, especially when it involves different socio-cultural, religious, political groups who benefit from such interventions. Hence this important event.

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The Rev David Ugolor, ANEEJ exec director analysing the content of the DNH training. By his immediate left is Mary Igharo listening intently with others

At the end thereof, ANEEJ staffs ‘travelled’ to Jos. We were able to understand the various stages and necessary tools that are helpful to achieve our project milestone as an intervention agency during project implementation. The ability to remain constantly focused, maintain good poise and standards, think outside the box, meet project expectation, shun compromise, and be transparent and accountable throughout the life span of a project, despite the high-level sensitivity, emotions and oversight attached is what the DNH/LCP TOT stepdown tools sought to achieve.

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Do No Harm Framework instructional tools for context analysis erected by Leo and Charles

ANEEJ has been equipped with tools which can be used to effectively  play significant roles in project delivery when effectively managed. These tools will in the long run improve our organizational reputation in terms of transparency, accountability, efficiency, adequate man power, skilled personnel, and our capacity to make needed impact and achieve results during interventions.

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