On May 28 to 30, representatives of 20 civil society organizations from five Lower Mekong countries took part in the Second Civil Society Organizations Capacity Development Workshop funded by USAID’s Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong Program.

The workshop is part of the continuous effort to support and strengthen capacities of the targeted civil society organizations to promote equity in forests and climate change; it was built upon the initial training of trainers on grassroots equity delivered earlier and a follow-up capacity needs assessment.

The training workshop focused on: how to develop a successful grant proposal to undertake equity related activities; how to design a robust monitoring plan that integrates equity in its indicators; and how to produce innovative and telling communication outputs reflecting equity stories and successes.

On the last day of the workshop, all participants developed an action plan outlining key activities to undertake in the next six months based on the new knowledge and skills gained from the workshop.

Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update