Nkambo School Training - Community trainings in basic research & advocacy skills

A MCRW Facilitator during the Community Training in Basic Research & Advocacy skills at Nkambo Primary School in Mpatamatu

This was the first training activity and attracted of total of thirty (30) participants of which 16 were males while 14 accounted for females. The total budget that was incurred to undertake this event was USD 1,176 (ZMW6, 440).

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The main topics under these training programmes included; Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement, Research as a tool for evidence-based advocacy at community level, and Community based advocacy & conflicts associated with mining (Case studies) which also included the formulation of Action Plans. The same programme format and teaching methodologies were replicated in the other two training activities for Maila Farms and Mansansa West Community trainings.

A number of challenges and advocacy issues were presented which were followed by action plans by each of the four groups that were formulated according to the four (4) respective geographical areas.

This was a non-residential activity and participants travelled from different geographical localities covering a radius of approximately 14 kilometres from the CTDF offices in Mpatamatu township.

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