HipCity Conducts Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building Training for FCT RUWASSA

Capacity building trainings remain an essential component for effective functioning of institutions, and as such, any organization with a growth mindset must continually strive to update their knowledge for enhanced productivity and maximum result.

This prompted our capacity building training on Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, for Heads of department at the FCT Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, (RUWASSA), at their secretariat boardroom, recently.

Welcoming the participants in his opening remark, the Director FCT RUWASSA, Dr. Mohammed Ali Dan – Hassan said the training will support in better implementation and monitoring of ongoing projects.

He recalled HipCity’s partnership, which has helped in understanding the needs assessment of communities they work in and advised staff members to take advantage of the engagement and technical knowledge learnt to improve in their engagement in rural communities.

Introducing SWAG toilet, HipCity’s ED, Bassey Bassey, noted that no area council in FCT is open defecation free, including poor toilet supervision, which has led to widespread poor sanitary conditions of public toilets. He suggested for a standard operating procedure in managing public toilet and toilet operators play their part in ensuring proper sanitation.

The M&E Expert, Abubakar Jafar Sidiq facilitating on Data management, said it is the practice of collecting, organizing, protecting and storing an organization’s data for strategize decision making. He further took participants through the rudiments of data preparation, how to safely store data, monitoring and evaluation, in-depth understanding of logical and result based framework, knowledge management.

Speaking in an interview at the end of the event, the Chief Planning, Partnership, Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation, Mathew Oyoma informed that they were exposed to things they never knew in the training, and it went beyond Monitoring and Evaluation, to Data Management and how to take advantage of the google space to manage data.

Mr Danladi Katampe, Head of Department, Planning Partnership, Monitoring and Evaluation, who also spoke, said the training was insightful, timely and helpful in the work they do. He promised to step down the training to his team who were not opportune to be part of the session. He however hope that HipCity will oblige them for subsequent training sessions

Speaking also, Mrs Aisha Bakpet, Head of Sanitation, said she learnt a lot in the training especially, in data management, as well as indicators to know what to monitor. She urged for the continued partnership between RUWASSA and HipCity.

Outcome of the training was the unanimous agreement to adopt the implementation of the logical approach and the result based approach, depending on the project they are implementing.