Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impact of the COV
Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children and their Families, with a focus on the PWD
PROJECT TITLE: Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children and their Families, with a focus on the vulnerable ones in Cape Coast Metropolitan Areas in Central Region, Ghana.
PURPOSE: Assess the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable, after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic to enable LFHO and other actors to design response actions that address the impact of the COVID19 pandemic with a view to minimize its negative impacts on human development in Cape Coast Metropolitan Area in Central Region of Ghana.
PROJECT BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
The current COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana is exacerbating the specific and existing vulnerabilities of children, families and communities. In order to support the Government with (i) a better understanding of the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on the most vulnerable children and women; and (ii) identification of the most adequate policy measures to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic, LFHO has put in place the following two-pronged assessment strategy:
Phase 1: Rapid Assessments (March-July 2020): Conduct high-frequency monitoring surveys to gain an initial understanding of the situation of children and their families, with a focus on the vulnerable ones, during the COVID-19 outbreak1. At the time of writing this concept note, all four assessments have been completed
The findings of the Rapid Assessments completed so far show that children living in poverty, children, children with disabilities, children with special educational needs, children living in overcrowded and poverty areas and unaccompanied children are among the most affected categories by COVID-19 pandemic. At community level, one of the most powerful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is determined by the slowdown of the economic activities which resulted in job loss, lack or work opportunities. To these are added the return of persons who worked abroad and an increase in cases of domestic violence. Health services have been negatively affected by the pandemic mostly in relation to visits to general practitioners, specialist outpatient clinics and hospitals. As concerns educational services, teaching, assessment ] are among the most mentioned affected services. Social services have also been affected by the pandemic with day care centres and habilitation/rehabilitation services for children with disabilities mentioned most often by the respondents.
The Phase 2: Socio-Economic Impact assessment (November 2020 – May 2021; tentative): Conduct an-in depth assessment to measure the socio-economic impact of the crisis on children and families, with a focus on the most vulnerable in Cape Coast Metropolitan Area.
This in-depth assessment will cover a wide range of topics, covering macro-economic impact, poverty impact, and social impact.
More specifically, the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment will be conducted to gauge the impact of the epidemic and its consequences on the protection/psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable children/families2, their most pressing needs, to collect evidence as basis for response planning, advocacy, policy recommendations, allocation of resources while at the same time giving them a voice. Beyond, it aims at understanding the impact on the social/health/education services, social/health/education workforce and on the capacity of the social services for children and social assistance benefits/child protection/health/ education systems to respond.
It is aimed to provide timely evidence for LFHO, the Government and other development partners to design and implement effective policy responses and recovery strategies in order to mitigate the short, medium and long-term socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis on children and their families, with a focus on the vulnerable ones, and on national systems (e.g. health, education, social services for children and social assistance benefits). It will be a child-centered, gender and diversity-sensitive assessment that will identify a series of policy and programme recommendations that address the age, gender and diversity-specific vulnerabilities
PROJECT SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
Gain a better understanding on how the Covid-19 pandemic and its immediate aftermath and response impacted the lives of communities/children and their families, with a focus on the vulnerable ones (as much as possible through differentiated analyses on different vulnerable groups, such as children with disabilities, children living in poverty and other vulnerable groups), by: o assessing the economic impact, including impact on key macro-economic indicators and household employment; o assessing the monetary and non-monetary impact on poverty among the general population and children; o assessing the social impact on four critical sectors for children: (i) education; (ii) health; (iii) social protection; and (iv) child protection; understand the impact on the social services/health workforce and the capacity of the social services for children/child protection/health/education systems and to respond to the needs of vulnerable children and their families; o estimate the cost and impact of policy and programmatic interventions to address COVID-19’s impact on monetary and multidimensional child poverty or material deprivations., including (i) cash transfers (amount and duration), (ii) unemployment benefits for parents who lost jobs due to COVID-19 (amount and duration), and (iii) social assistance programmes; o providing policy and programme recommendations to mitigate the negative socio-economic impact on the most vulnerable children and women. • Ensure the voice of children and families are heard and they have the opportunity to speak about the most pressing problems they face, about their needs and propose solutions that build on their existing capacities and coping mechanisms. • Generate well founded and evidence- based policy and programme recommendations to address the situation of vulnerable children.
Our partner shall be UNICEF Ghana, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Accra-Ghana, Department of Children, Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, PWDs Association, Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Special Schools in Ghana.
The Socio-Economic Impact Assessment will use a mix of three methods: (i) desk review; (ii) primary data collection; and (iii) modeling of poverty impact and simulations of costs. The findings of the study will be representative at national level.
(i) Desk review of the available information/data on the COVID-19 impact in Romania and response measures taken by national authorities and interventions developed by the NGOs by reviewing and analyzing information, studies and documents on the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. A list with available studies and research will be drafted by UNICEF team in collaboration with the partners and shared with the research team. It will also use existing administrative data, in combination with other available data and projections (e.g. by prognosis institutes) that would allow simulations over the immediate and medium term, EUROSTAT and survey
data available (EU-SILC, Household Budget Survey, Labour Force Survey, statistical reports/bulletins), data from the Phase I Rapid Assessment of the situation of children and families, with a focus on the vulnerable ones during the COVID-19 outbreak (by UNICEF and partners).
(ii) Primary data collection
a/ Quantitative data A household survey representative at national level (key informants: children and families, with a focus on the vulnerable ones: Roma children, children with disabilities, children living in poverty, asylum seeking/refugee children and unaccompanied children) will be conducted and have in view the following key dimensions: employment, poverty (monetary and multidimensional) and socio-economic exclusion, as well as secondary impacts, such as psychological stress, all forms of violence and abuse, stigma and discrimination (data disaggregated by age, gender, vulnerability, disability, urban/rural, migration and socioeconomic status to the extent possible). Data will be collected from department and Agenmcies dealing with children in Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly. A good balance between urban and rural areas shall be considered. The sample size – a representative one at national level – will be determined by the research team. An over-sampling will be considered for children, children with disabilities and their families.
b/ Qualitative data Primary qualitative data will be collected at community level and directly from vulnerable children and their families (e.g. children living in poverty, children, children in residential care, children with disabilities etc.), key informants at community, Districts and national levels, including civil society/community- based organizations. Methods: semi-structured interviews and focus-groups (to determine how it will be appropriate to conduct them – online and/or in the field – considering the COVID-19 situation in the Ghana and reaching the vulnerable groups).
(iii) Modelling and simulations
Using the available data, the following projections will be made:
1) Economic impact: Analysis of the impact of the pandemic on the overall economy, with a particular focus on key macro-economic indicators and households’ employment (the impact on migratory/seasonal work and lack of remittances is an important aspect to be considered), and the possible effects on child well-being. 2) Poverty (monetary and non-monetary) impact: (i) Under certain macroeconomic projections and scenarios, estimate the potential changes in the poverty profile of the population (poverty rates, including child poverty, for different groups, including vulnerable children and other categories, children with disabilities, analysis, if possible; analysis of income and loss and how these affect the welfare of different types/profiles of households); (ii) visualise the results using interactive tools. 3) Impact on child-related sectors and access to services: education, health, social protection. Estimation of potential increase of the gaps in service access, learning and health outcomes between households from different socio-economic backgrounds or from disadvantaged communities/counties. 4) Cost of response estimates. Estimate the cost and impact of policy and programmatic interventions, including (i) cash transfers (amount and duration), (ii) unemployment benefits for parents who lost jobs due to COVID-19 (amount and duration), and (iii) social assistance programmes to address COVID-19’s impact on monetary and multidimensional child poverty or material deprivations. Preliminary assessments of the impacts of government measures will be conducted as part of the desk review to see: Are they targeting the right groups? Does the support reach those most in need? Is the support effective or not? Which gaps can be observed?
Policy and programme recommendations: Develop concrete (and potentially costed) policy and programmes recommendations on a short, medium and long-term based on the analysis above (e.g. social inclusion, reducing the inequity gap).
Children and their families will be the key informants. Limitations of the methodology are related to the pandemic and to the fact that the interviews may need to be at least conducted by phone/Skype/WhatsApp or similar means. Innovative data collection solutions should be sought by applicants through partnerships with IT companies in order to be able to reach the vulnerable groups.
Reporting and dissemination
Based on the data analysis, a report will be produced providing an in-depth analysis of the data, conclusions and recommendations. The structure of the report will be agreed in consultation with Artist Relief Project and key partners. The draft report will be shared with Artist Relief Project and partners for feedback.
The report will be disseminated to Artist Relief Project and our key partners, other international organizations and Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly for discussion and further action.
1. Inception Phase:
a) Initial desk review to asses availability and review the available data/information.
b) Development of a research protocol (methodology and specific tools for data collection).
c) Drafting and submission of the research protocol and tools to UNICEF and partners for feedback.
•d) Submission of the final research protocol (methodology and data collection tools) reviewed based on comments, as well as the comments received from the quality assurance facility.
2. Data collection and analysis:
a) Data collection and in-depth desk-review of available data/information. This includes data/information on the vulnerable groups of children and their families.
b) Questionnaires applied to children and families as part of the household survey.
c) Interviews and/or focus groups with key informants.
d) Secondary analysis of available data/information (modelling and simulations).
e) data quality assurance preferably by an independent company (random review of the interviews to validate the information, quality review at enumerator level)
a) Development of a draft report – for discussion and validation
b) Development of a final report incorporating the feedback
c) Development of a 10-15 pages summary document to be used for public distribution.
Expected results, deliverables and deadlines
We proposed for the period of Six(6) months November 2020 – May 2021 (tentative; it could be amended according to the evolution of COVID-19 evolution) and the final expected result is a report with key conclusions and recommendations based on a structure proposed.
The proejct is expected to produce the following key deliverables within the defined period:
Deliverables Deadlines 1. Research protocol (methodology and data collection tools)
2. Draft report of the Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impact 31st March 2021
3. Final report of the Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impact and PowerPoint presentation. 10-15 pages summary to be used for public distribution. 31st May 2021
Project: -COVID ’19 Response
Partner Name: LOVE FOR HUMANITY ORGANIZATION
Timeframe: November 2020 -May 2021
Input Input Input Input Input Input Input Input Input Input Formula
Budget Line Description Budget Notes Unit Cost Unit Frequency/Type
“November 2020-May, 2021”
Salaries/Wages/Allowance or Benefits
Francisca Dokua -Executive Director This is the gross monthly salary for the position. Unit cost is reflective of the 100% LOE. The PO will lead the implementation of the project Monthly 800.00 800.00 800.00 800.00 800.00 800.00 4800
Jemimah Essah Prempeh Monthly 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 3000
Joyce Obiri Yeboah Lumpsum 2000
Samuel Agyarko Larbi Lump 2000
Samuel Onoma Asiedu Lumpsum 2000
Hiring of Vehicle and Fuel Monthly 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 6000
Local Travel Cost Lumpsum 500
Trainings, Activitites and Workshops 7700
Training Site Expenses Lumpsum 2800
Data Collection Execirse Lumpsum 3500
Project supplies and Materials 1400
Purcahse of 1no. Tablest or Laptop Lumpsum 2000
Other Direct Costs
TOTAL: USD($) 35,000
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Organizational Capacity and Profile Love for Humanity Organization (LFHO) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Centered Community Development organization without religious, political or governmental affiliation which is working for human development and focusing on the needs of established for the facilitating the development and promotion of the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities. It strives to mainstream gender equality in all its work for women and children of Rural Enterprises, promotion of Gender Empowerment, Environmental Management, Child Rights, HIV/AIDS, Youth Enterprise Development, Savings and Loans, Water & Sanitation and Local Governance. Our Mission To promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities through Integrated Rural Development and creating an enabling environment to reduce poverty. Our Objectives The objectives of the organization are to, • Provide Training for Enterprise Development and Management. • Provide Business Services to existing Enterprises. • Promote Rural Hygiene, Sanitation and Environmental Management. • Mainstream Gender related Issues • Provide enabling environment for savings, loans and investment. • Strengthening of SBAs, CBOs, District Assemblies and other identified institutions. • Protection of the right of the child Reproductive Health Services • Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other communicable diseases Strategy • Undertake research in various fields of Enterprise Development, Management, Water and Sanitation, adolescent health and reproductive health care, child labour, Local Governance and Gender Empowerment. • Provide Capacity Building Programmes for groups, communities and institutions. • Undertake activities through Community durbars, Seminars and Workshop. • Provide Consultancy Services Areas of Expertise: Provide business development services, consulting and training in the area of business plans, business policies, management practices, access to finance, product packaging and design, market access, corporate governance or any other areas of relevance. Provide business development services, consulting and training in the area of business plans, business policies, management practices, access to finance, product packaging and design, market access, corporate governance or any other areas of relevance. Capacity Building, Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation, Research, Proposal Writing, Enterprise Development, Gender Mainstreaming, Child Right, Hygiene Education, HIV/AIDS, Youth Enterprise Development. Water and Sanitation Members of the Organization: List the number of key board members, staff, and volunteers: Woman-led organization? Yes or No? YES CEO/Executive Director’s Name: _FRANCISCA DOKUA Type Total # Female(Names) Male(Names) Board FRANCISCA DOKUA JEMIMAH ESSAH PREMPEH GLADYS AWUKU Staff FRANCISCA DOKUA EMMANUEL ABBEYQUAYE JEMIMAH ESSAH PREMPEH SAMUEL AGYARKO LARBI JOYCE OBIRI YEBOAH HAMISU MOHAMMED Volunteers RITA OPPONG CHARLES GYARKO SENIOR Staffing and program management: Describe how the organization currently manages programs and how it intends to manage the project funds including the roles and responsibilities for organizational staff and volunteers (no more than 200 words) We normally use the under listed approach, Methodology and tools for our assignments. Baseline Survey and Needs Assessment: We commence with the identification of all target enterprises in the project area, inform them about the project and mobilize them for a baseline survey and needs assessment. Activity Implementation: Based on report of the baseline survey and needs assessment, a number of activities shall be implemented to support the development of the enterprises. We also ; • Undertake research in various fields of Enterprise Development, Management, Water and Sanitation, adolescent health and reproductive health care, child labour, Local Governance and Gender Empowerment. • Provide Capacity Building Programmes for groups, communities and institutions. • Undertake activities through Community durbars, Seminars and Workshop and Provide Consultancy Services FRANCISCA DOKUA-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Change Communication, Knowledge Management and Monitoring and Evaluation Expert. She has over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, managing, monitoring and evaluating high impact research and evidence based strategic interventions related to women and girls empowerment, training and gender advocates. Francisca will Lead the team in planning and executing the assignment. Provide in materials and partner in training delivery. Undertake quality assurance and provide technical backstopping and Lead in logistical support to team members. In charge of monitoring and evaluation of the programme. Lead in planning and co-ordinating all training activities and liaising with Plan International Desk Officer in the implementation of activities of the project. A lawyer by profession with Bachelor of Laws Degree from GIMPA, MBA from University of Ghana and Sociology & African Studies from University of Cape Coast and she has worked for NBSSI as business advisor in implementation of pro poor programmes for women, girls and men in Central Region. JOYCE OBIRI YEBOAH- Community Development Expert is a Rural Development Expert with over 18 years’ experience in Education /Community Management and Business Development Issues. She has vast expertise in organizing and facilitating at training workshops on development issues. She also has skills in the use of participatory tools to facilitate at community meetings and at training programmes. She is also experienced in project proposal and report writing. She is a research fellow, Trainer and Deputy Regional Director at the Community Development in Western Region, She has worked on several projects in the country as a lead consultant. Especially on women, girls in community development and animation, Trainer in women and girls development is currently the team leader of the training team, which is undertaking the training in Data Collection on pro poor women and girls in the Ashanti Region. She has the capacity on assessment of training needs of project beneficiaries, implementing and facilitating training programmes to build the human resource capacity of project beneficiaries, monitoring and evaluation, reporting to executive director, preparation of terms of reference and contracts for service providers. Joyce has a degree from University of Ghana in Geography and Resource Development and EMBA from KNUST. JEMIMAH ESSAH PREMPEH: A renowned Human resource development practitioner having experience in communities project implementation and management through field visit to project sites, promoting beneficiary community participation in project formulation, implementation and management, ensuring women involvement in community level activities and decision making systems. She has vast experience in to promote micro and small scale enterprise development through assessment of economic ventures being undertaken by women groups in rural communities prior to provision of technical and financial assistance and skills training in appropriate technology. She monitor and evaluate development projects through identification of socio-economic indicators, preparation of sample procedures, questionnaire development and testing, data collection, impact assessment studies to identify how various development services provided under project are reached the poorest and most vulnerable groups. Jemimah has a degree in sociology and EMBA (Human Resource from University of Ghana Respectively. SAMUEL AGYARKO LARBI-Samuel is a Budget Analyst and Policy Analyst specializing in local government reforms, public financial management, participatory budgeting and development planning in which he also has training skills. As well as excelling in the research and development aspects of consultancy, Samuel has a particular aptitude in ensuring recommendations are implemented through hands-on assistance. Samuel is a very experienced ex-practitioner in Local Government Finance where, he served as a Senior Budget Analyst for the last 14 years and has undertaken numerous consultancies in Local Governance, Financial Management, Research and Business Development Services. He has been involved in such work as Functional Organizational Assessment Tools (FOAT) for MMDAs, Training of MMDAs staff in the Local Government Revenue mobilization, Development Planning, Procurement Management, Local Economic Development - intergovernmental fiscal transfer systems, Business-licensing study, and the Local Government Development Programme in Ghana Monitored and evaluated budget projections, anticipated problems, and provided advice on budgetary opportunities to address anticipated/projected shortfalls on an ongoing basis. Lead in preparation and presentation of Assembly’s budget requests including Annual/biennial legislative budgets, budget and Plans amendments, supplemental, program transfers, and general fund loans. He has MBA finance from University of Ghana and he has provided quality assurance audits to maintain process quality control plans. Assisted management in the development of long-term strategies and organizational implementation plans. Acted as lead on monthly budget projections and related research activities. Researched, developed, and implemented budgetary strategies designed to effectively and efficiently accomplish the Assembly’s mission. Acted as Head and department liaison between the Office of Budget Program Planning and District Planning Co-coordinating Unit. (DPCU) Recommended financial and programmatic impacts of budgetary issues facing the department. Has undertaken numerous consultancies in Local Governance, Agribusiness, Financial Management, Research, project management and Business Development Services. He has capacity building initiatives to drive higher performance in financial management, Revenue and service delivery... He is Proficient with numerous software solutions such as Outlook, Activate software, Excel and ERP. He is exceptional analytical, organized and time management skills and proven skills in monitoring and evaluation. Samuel will be in Research, data collection,training and monitoring and evaluation of the proejcts Hamisu Muhammed is an accomplished chartered accountant and a lecturer at Ghana Technology University College, Ghana, who was honoured in 2008 as a “Best Candidate in Corporate Reporting Strategy” by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana). Hamisu is also a Managing Partner of Hamisu& Associate [Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors] where he directs and supervises both financial and non-financial audits; leads in execution of various consultancies and acts as resource person in corporate training services. In academia, Hamisu lectures both undergraduate and graduate students. His areas of specialization include Accounting, Audit, Taxation, Corporate Finance; International Financial Markets; Institutional Investment; Financial Analysis for Managers; and Business Ethics in a Global Context. Hamisu supervises numerous MBA Theses at Ghana Technology University College Graduate School. He will be in charge of assisting in the implementation of projects especially budgetary issues affecting women and girls. Donor Experience: Briefly list donors your organization has worked with in the past or is currently working with- at any level including local, national, or international funders (no more than 100 words). REF .1 Assignment Name: Data collection and Training of 36 youth in entrepreneurship and employable skills in Plan Ghana PAGES Communities in the Central Region of Ghana Country: Plan Ghana PAGES Communities, Ghana Name of Employer: PLAN GHANA, Central Program Unit, Winneba. No. of Staff: 5 Duration: one month Start Date: October, 2013 Completion Nov., 2013 Value (in Current US$): 32,500 Narrative Description of Project: Conducted data collection and training needs assessment and training sessions for 36 youth in General Electricals, Phone repairs and Batik, Tie & Dye. And Mobilization, training of Youth in employable skills, entrepreneurial skills and report writing • REF .2 Assignment Name: Data collection, advocacy, behavioral change and Training in entreprenuership of 50 Youth in employable skills in Plan Ghana PAGES Communities in the Central Region of Ghana Country: Mfantseman, AburaAsebuKwawomankese and Ajumao-Enyan-Esiam Districts in the Central Region Ghana Name of Employer: Plan Ghana (CIDA), winneba No. of Staff: 5 Duration : 2 weeks Start Date: February, 2014 Completion: March, 2014 Value o (in Current US$): 25,553 Narrative Description of Project: Conducted data collection, training needs assessment and training sessions for 50 women /Men in Beekeeping, Baking, Soap Making and Batik, Tie & Dye and Mobilization, training of 50 youth in Plan Ghana PAGES communities and report writing • REF.3 Assignment Name: Trained 25 community Health Nurses on Advocacy & behavioural change communication on adolescent and sexual reproductive health Country: BremanAsikuma Ghana Name of Employer: Member of Parliament (Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa) Duration : 5 days Start Date: April, 2014 Completion: April 2014 Value o(in Current GHC): 5,000 Narrative Description of Project: Design and implementing maternal health care and child mortality issues Facilitation, counselling, monitoring and evaluation. • REF 4 Assignment Name: Data collection and Training of 54 Youth in employable skills in Plan Ghana PAGES Communities in the Central Region of Ghana Country:Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District in the Central Region Ghana Name of Employer: Plan Ghana (CIDA), winneba No. of Staff: 7 Start Date (Month/Year): May, 2014 Completion Date (Month/Year): June, 2014 Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$): 30,283 Narrative Description of Project: Conducted training needs assessment and training sessions for WATSAN committee members and Mobilization, training of WATSAN committees and report writing • REF 5 Assignment Name: Identification, Advocacy behavioral change communication and Training of 60 fistula survivors and monitoring and evaluation in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Ghana in income generating activities in Soap Making, Batik, Tie & Dye and Soap Making Country: Upper East, Upper West and Northern Ghana, Ghana Name of Employer: United Nations Population Fund, Ghana No. of Staff: 7 Start Date): Octo, 2014 Compl Date: Nov., 2014 Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$): 19,796.00 Narrative Description of Project: Identification, Training of fistula survivors, Monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and report writing in Upper East, Upper West and Northern Ghana • REF. 6 Assignment Name: Training in Beads making, Batik, tie and Dye, leather works, Baking, Basketry for 150 youth in the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam District. Sponsored by REP/BAC, Ajumako. Country:Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam District , Ghana Name of Employer: REP/BAC Ajumako, C/R No. of Staff: 9 Start Date: Oct, 2013 Compl Date: Oct, 2013 Approx. Value of Services(in Current US$): $5,259.56 Narrative Description of Project: Trained participants in Beads making, Batik, tie and Dye, leather works, Baking, Basketry for 150 youth and also in record keeping, leadership, communication, lobbying and advocacy, networking, conflict management. Organized and facilitated on the program. Provided monitoring and evaluation services. • REF. 7 Assignment Name: Training of Queen Mothers Association in beads making, Basketry, artifacts (wood work), Batik, Tie & Dye, Soap Making and in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Country:Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District, Ghana Name of Employer:Asikuma-odoben-Brwakwa District) No. of Staff: 5 Start Date: March, 2014 CompleDate: March, 2014 Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$): 15,300.00 Narrative Description of Project: Conducted training needs assessment and training sessions for Queen mothers and Mobilization, training Queen Mothers in various skills and report writing. • REF.8 Assignment Name: Youth training in Basketry and wood work from youth in Kokoben, Besease and Enyan Maim. In addition, trainees were given management skills training in Credit Management, Entreprenuership, Leadership skills and Start Your Business. This was funded by BAC/REP Ajumako in the Central Region. Country: BAC/REP, Ajumako Ghana Name of Employer: REP/BAC, Ajumako (Funded by GOG) No. of Staff: 7 Start Date: January, 2014 Comple Date: July, 2014 Approx. Value of Services(in Current US$):40,000 Narrative Description of Project: Data collection exercise in Improving the quality of products, entrepreneurship, group dynamics • Reference 9 Assignment Name: Training Workshop on Association Building and Management for Small Business Associations (SBAs) in Obrachire Country:Windy Lodge Hotel, Winneba Ghana Name of Employer: Plan Ghana, Central Programme Unit, Winneba. No. of Staff: 4 Start Date (Month/Year): 5th April, 2015 Completion Date : 9th April, 2015 Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$): 12,300 Description of Actual Services Provided by Your Staff: Facilitation and presentation on the programme in Resource Mobilisation, Proposal Writing, Trade Fairs and Exhibition, and Strategic Planning. • Reference 10 Assignment Name: Three-day Management Training Workshop for Growth-Oriented Small Business Enterprises for 45 Oil Processors Country: Ekumfi District, Ghana, Name of Employer: Plan Ghana, Central Programme Unit, Winneba. No. of Staff: 4 Start Date (Month/Year): 16th March, 2015 Completion Date : 19th March, 2015 Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$): 8,500 Description of Actual Services Provided by Your Staff: Facilitation and presentation on the programme in Records Keeping, Marketing, Customer Relations, Costing and Pricing, and Credit Management. • Reference 11 Assignment Name: Twelve- days training workshop in, Advocacy, behavioural change communication and Entrepreneurship in Income generating activities in Beads making, soap/pomade making and Confectioneries/ Baking/ Pastries for 69 fistula survivors in the Three Northern Regions of Ghana. Country: Tamale, Ghana, Name of Employer: UNFPA GHANA No. of Staff: 7 Start Date (Month/Year): 15th November, 2015 Completion Date (Month/Year): 28th November, 2015 Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$): 17,500 Description of Actual Services Provided by Your Staff: Facilitation and presentation on the programme in Advocacy, Behavioural change communication, entrepreneurship Records Keeping, Marketing, Customer Relations, Costing and Pricing, beads making, soap making, baking/ pastries and manage small business. Affiliations: We are registered with Department of Social Welfare and Community Development.
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