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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2014 KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE EVENT FOR GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN PARTNERS

Rwenzori  information centers  Network as one of the grantees for the Global fund for children was privileged to attend the five days  2014 Uganda knowledge exchange that was held 7th-11 December  at the Bomah Hotel in Gulu Town.
Objectives of the workshop
·       To Deepen grantee partner’s understanding of and exposure to different  approaches  to supporting Girls  affected by conflict
·       To share programmatic and organizational experiences , challenges and opportunities
·       To increase grantee partner’s knowledge  of GFC non-grant  support  and of how to access these services
·       To explore innovative ways that grantee partners can optimize the benefits of their partnership with Global fund for children
Hope and peace, a partner organization located in Gulu Town jointly coordinated the KE with     by the GFC staff, Emmanuel Otto and Pamela Pratt.
A total of Fourteen participants from the different regions of Uganda . RIC-Net program manager participated in this workshop and made presentations on websites and use of social media for organization development. various organisations expressed intrest to have RIC-NET develop their websites and train them in  use of social media.
Activities involved:
Gallery walk set up
Gallery walk presentations
Grass root mentorship techiniques
Understanding GFC’s partnership strategy and value added services
Strategic planning
Monitoring and Evaluation
Preparation of child protection policy
Sharing on Models of Girls empowerment programs 
Facilitating Grass root organizational development
Field visit to sacred high school at the commissioning of the mentees in areas of leadership, Enterprenuership and Music Dance and Drama
It was an opportunity  also to Visit Gulu Town, learn from Girls empowerement Model applied by  Hope and peace interact with the M& E, OD  consultants:ie Herbert kamusime and Quinee Annet   with whom an implementation plan was drawn and agreed for 2015. by the end of the knowledge the participants had formed a Network to share on issues of conflict affected Girls.