The Secretary General of MASS, Ifrah Ali Ahmed, and the Secretary General of the State Secretariat in charge of Decentralization, Mohamed Issa, yesterday morning jointly chaired the training workshop for ADDS facilitators on DCC (Development led by community) on the PITCH project (integrated monetary transfer and human capital strengthening project) at the people’s palace. This was attended in particular by the presidents of the regional councils of the five interior regions, the person in charge of the ADIL project, community animators and senior ADDS executives. The integrated monetary transfer and human capital strengthening project (PITCH) is funded by the World Bank as part of the vast national PNSF family solidarity program which aims to combat extreme poverty. Also, it helps build the capacity of community investments to have a direct impact on integrated local development.
In total, the project will invest in the realization of around 100 priority investment sub-projects in the five interior regions. These sub-projects will be carried out at the grouping sites, in particular at fifty sites of the pilot groups selected from the 104 sites set up under the project. Projects which will all be supervised by ADDS
This project has other forms of activities involving the community, it will have a direct impact of size on the social well-being of our fellow citizens living in the interior regions, on the community, on the local economy, and on social cohesion and national stability. This is why it is important to coordinate the efforts of the government and of course direct them for success.
Indeed, the organization of this training meets a double imperative: that of periodically strengthening the skills of the agents responsible for the implementation of the DCC component of the project in the field and of promoting exchanges and dialogue between the project teams and local authorities to assess the progress of the project on the ground.
During the training, the facilitators will be trained on the steps and the different tools that will be used as part of the DCC (community-driven development) approach.
The training will allow them to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to support, organize and strengthen the capacities of communities to be structured and thus take the lead in the execution of these sub-projects.