The Djiboutian Agency for Social Development (ADDS) held Sunday, May 6, an information and awareness workshop on access to the Community Development Fund (CDF) project PARISER, funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) . The initiative was part of the implementation of the ADDS community program.
These community talks, which were held in the meeting room of Obock Regional Council, aimed to further present the Community Development Fund to associations so that they can largely participate in calls for projects.
As a reminder, this fund, up to 150,000,000 FDJ distributed in the 5 regions, will fund activities with community utilities. With the aim of triggering a community dynamics of local development that is led by the population and for the population in the regions of the interior of the country. To carry out its mission of assisting associations in the design, assembly, and submission of projects, the ADDS recruited a local consultant by region and sitting on the regional councils.
During these local talks in Obock, the director general of the ADDS, Mahdi Mohamed Djama, spoke about the principles of the program of his institution and the conditions of eligibility of the beneficiary organizations. He also recalled the opportunity of the Community Development Fund, which is aimed directly at civil society.
Explanations were followed by interrogations formulated by the forty or so interlocutors representative of the Obockois associative fabric. The responses of the ADDS manager on the usefulness and the contributions of the FDC have had to satisfy them with regard to their approving heads nods.