Act holds learning event with Implementing Partners!
They Came, they Shared, they Learnt!
Act! recently held two learning events with 45 partner organizations under the auspices of the Changieni rasilimali (CRM) facility. Implementing partners in the water, land and environment sector were the first to arrive in Nairobi for the first learning event that took place on the 18th and 19th of April 2013 followed by partners in the agriculture and climate change sector on 29th and 30th April 2013.
It was an exciting time for all as Act! and partners shared a platform with the sole purpose of reflecting on underlying reasons change is occurring or not occurring in the lives of the people that we serve and what this means for us and our partners as we strive to improve on program delivery!
From gallery walks to Focus Group discussions (FGDs) and innovative presentations portraying success stories and depicting change through art, participants were proud to show case their results and to share with others how they got there! What they did to get there and how others too can learn from their successes. Act facilitators posed Learning questions which elicited deep discussions on how the facility has had an impact on communities while also enabling participants to challenge themselves on whether ‘we were really doing enough or are there areas that we needed to improve or do things differently’. Are there areas that Act! also needed to change?what for example is our partner’s perception of Act’s capacity development approach and are there specific areas for improvement? All these generated a live discussion providing an opportunity for mutual learning.
Moving forward we all went home with renewed energy-our partners armed with action plans to be implemented based on the lessons learnt from the events and Act! with a dedication to improve our capacity development service to our partners!
The learning event is held annually and brings together Act! and partners with a view of facilitating cross-learning and improving our practice.