Women’s Right and Health Project, a Non-Governmental Organisations and managers of Ireti Resource Centre, recently trained some community-based organisations on resource mobilisation and diversification.
WRAHP is an NGO that works for the promotion of reproductive health, rights and general development of women, young people and communities using right-based approach to improve women and community health and development.
The organisation does this by equipping, mobilising and actively engaging community members as agents of social change through information sharing, capacity building and advocacy.
As part of their usual humanitarian efforts towards improving the lives of women and young people, WRAHP in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada, through ActionAid Nigeria carried out a two-day training on resource mobilisation and diversification for 12 community-based non-profit organisations in Lagos State.
The two-day capacity building workshop involved facilitated training sessions, group discussions, group-tasks, practical and experience sharing session.
Participants comprised mainly executive directors of 12 community-based organisations located in the three senatorial district of Lagos State.
The participants were equipped with knowledge and skills in resource mobilisation and diversification strategies, principles of resource mobilisation, donor mapping, and how to develop a resource mobilisation plan.
The 12 community-based organisations include Almanah Hope Foundation, Bisi Adebayo Networking Gems, Catholic Sisters United In Christ Foundation, Edda Women Progressive and Development Initiative, Epe WomenHelp Association, Ejigbo Grinding Machine Association.
Others are Havilah Impact Women Initiative, Healthy Living Women and Empowerment Initiative, Humanity Family Foundation for Peace and Development, Ogo-Oluwa Women Association, Women Liberation and Transformation Group and Women of Wisdom.
The training was geared towards helping the participants explore various legal ways they can to become financially self-reliant, access multiple streams of financial resources including In kind and human resources as well as bringing about expansion and growth of the community-based organisations in the long term.
Speaking to journalists, WRAHP’s Executive Director, Bose Ironsi, said the essence of the two-day training was “to build the capacities and strengthen the systems of the 12 community-based organisations, so they would be able to reach out to more groups within the communities and, making sure they are able to carry out what they plan to do, make sure that their visions are clearly stated, and that they understood what they are doing.”