To increase the capacity of residents in relating with local government and developmental institutions of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, a 4-day workshop was conducted by Ecoweb Inc. on September 14-17, 2016.
Building on the theme “Capability Building for Guiuan Resilient Communities,” the workshop was designed to facilitate their identification of community needs; enhance their capabilities in preparing and submitting project proposals to sustain on-going developments; and, increase their capacity to engage with government or other platforms for the development agenda.
Workshop was done in creative role-playing to “for them to fully internalize the course.” The process aided to in identifying their respective skills, potential gaps, and other training needs.
Regina Antequisa, executive director of Ecoweb Inc., facilitated the workshop. participants as well.
Ecoweb Inc. viewed that equipping them with tools for planning and project development will increase the community’s resiliency.
It also helps strengthen community organization as post-rehabilitation intervention of communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
There were 26 participants from 13 community-based organizations who attended the workshop.
During the workshop, the participants made Rapid Community Needs Assessment and identified potential projects which they can lobby with development organizations or government agency. They also identified their respective organizational representatives.
The workshop was supported by CORDAID.
The workshop was held at Parish Community Hall, Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar.