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Presentation on theme: "CENTERING WOMEN IN RECONSTRUCTION AND GOVERNANCE PROJECT (CWRG) IN SRI LANKA OUTCOME MAPPING REPORT Based on the Workshop of February 20-22, 2008."— Presentation transcript:


2 The Team Participants: Community Women-3 each from Moratuwa and Matara NGOs-2 from Siyath Foundation and 1 from Women’s Bank CWRG Project Staff-8 Sevanatha Staff and 1 from ICSC Government-6 Municipal Council Staff and 1 person from the Department of Agriculture Facilitators: Sevanatha-K. Jayaratne, Ranjith Samarasingha, Sujith Mahage ICSC-Sumana Wijeratne Trainer: Heidi Schaeffer of Rhythm Communications, Inc.

3 Documentation Team ICSC Sumana Wijeratne WOMEN LEADERS J M Niroshini Sajeewani Pavitra Peiris Chandrika Kumudini Sevanatha Sujith Mahage Hansani S. Semarawickrama Chamila Wickremasingha Charuni Karunaratna Asoka Dissanayaka Mallika Chandraratna Chamli Wickramaratna Municipal Council Cyril Greshan Weerakoon Manel Ratnayaka Kosala T Ranasinghe

4 What is Outcome Mapping? Outcome Mapping or OM as it is popularly known is a Tool to measure the changed behaviors, relationships, activities and actions of boundary partners of a program. OM enables the project team to continuously monitor and fine tune the project and reinforce or modulate changes as part of successful implementation of the project. Traditional lighting of the lamp at the Outcome Mapping Workshop

5 Workshop objectives General understanding about OM Assess the possibility and value of using OM in CWRG project Build participants’ capacity to use OM

6 Vision Community members meet regularly to determine goals and actions for improving their living conditions. Working independently yet actively participating with municipal councils, regional authorities and international NGOs, the community members build awareness and support for better sanitation and environmental sustainability. Communities enjoy nutritional food through urban agriculture and improve their economies through better livelihoods, respecting religious values and traditions.

7 Community Vision Through Art Vision drawings made by workshop participants

8 Mission Through organizing and empowering grass roots women to build self reliance and environmental stewardship, and engaging women in improving sanitary and infrastructure services, the CWRG project will change the attitudes and behaviors of communities and build the relationship among women and service providing national and international, government and non governmental organizations to improve their knowledge and skills and net working capabilities aimed at reaching their goals.

9 Boundary partners Women’s society (WS) Municipal council Sevanatha /ICSC Women’s bank Agriculture dept. Divisional secretariat Housing authority Dept. of health Religious leaders Workshop Attendees

10 Best possible behavioral changes of boundary partners Municipal councils (MCs) Identify objectives of the Women’s Society (WS) and adopt them. Maintain relationship with WS to help them meet their objectives Gather and update information Plan, implement and monitor programs with community participation (PRA) Respond promptly to the requests of the WS Women’s Societies Efficiently manage time Build relationship among small groups (Clusters) Gain trust of the communities Build mutual trust among families Build relationship with all community groups Engage everybody in planning Build trust and mutual understanding among office bearers Organize to resolve issues related to loneliness. Develop awareness about service providers Organize against patriarchy

11 Best possible behavioral changes of boundary partners Mobilizers Identify community needs Build trust among communities Listen to community voices Participate in community activities as a community member Value communities and their actions Sevanatha Improve understanding of community actions Continue building trust among communities Monitor regularly Better understanding between CWRG project staff and regular staff Engage community in monitoring activities Respond promptly as needed

12 Best possible behavioral changes of boundary partners Women present at the MC meeting GROOTS Provides regular leadership training Trains communities on livelihood assessments Provides training for CRC management Gives regular feed back on project activities

13 Challenges for Women’s Society Organizing women into clusters Difficulty in changing community attitudes Difficulty of obtaining land rights Difficulty in obtaining support from men Difficulty in time management due to the involvement of many NGOs Difficulty in eradicating drug addiction Difficulty in obtaining support from different government organizations Difficulty of finding construction materials needed for infrastructure improvements and resolving differences in viewpoints related to construction.

14 Progress markers for Women’s Society Expect to see Monthly training on home gardening, literacy, animal husbandry and self-employment Increase savings of members Weekly labor exchange programs Regular religious activities Improve common herbal garden and herbal plants in home gardens Organizing events with programs Members of small groups meet weekly and discuss future plans Exchange activities on leadership, enterprise development, home gardening and waste management Like to see Increase members Consumer groups exchange activities (seettu) Improving participation in cultural activities (street dramas)

15 Women’s Society Cont…. Like to See (contd) Rain water harvesting Annual sports events/camp among sports clubs Community contracting and regular maintenance of completed projects Management of CRC Plan and implement activities that help build relationships among families and small groups Tuition classes conducted for children (English, math computer and music) Women access service providers and influence them to get the services. Love to see Women run the CRC with a profit margin Women get infrastructure contract from MC and other institutions Women organize local & international exchange and disseminate lessons

16 Strategy Map – Women society Aimed at boundary partner CAUSAL CRC construction Supply materials for community contracts Supply equipment for livelihoods and urban agriculture Supply equipment for CRC management PERSUASIVE Training and awareness building on AH, UA, livelihoods, computer, literacy & and management Exchange visits Engaging communities CRC design Community contract training Labor exchanges for urban agriculture SUPPORTIVE Land ownership Permanent houses CRC management by women Women’s bank branch Legal status for WS and activities Livelihood loans Aimed at surrounding environment Supply sports equipment for youth clubs Holding mobile clinic Peer exchanges Youth participation in women’s actions Training with MCs and other partners Vocational training for youth Registering youth club Networking with national and international (GROOTS, PLUS, ClAP)

17 Challenges for MCs Difficulty in building better relationship with community Difficulty in time management according to community needs. Lack of human resources in relation to the responsibilities and the work load (Cadre issues) Difficulty in allocating available funds on priority needs of community due to political influence. Difficulty in gathering accurate information. Distrust among communities about municipal councils and their work. Lack of policy initiatives of NGO activities/operation in Local authority areas. Absence of long term sustainability of donor projects after the end of such projects. Absence of inter relationship among service providing institutions.

18 Progress markers for MCs Expect to see Departments are aware of monitoring and evaluation of community activities. Available information is organized Ensure community participation in planning Hold regular meetings with community based organizations on their activities. Exchange and learning from other local municipalities on similar practices. Like to see Council accepts community participation as a policy. Maintains and updates accurate information and records. Develops procedures for monitoring and evaluating community based activities. Adopt participatory process for implementation and monitoring. Love to see Considers women’s CBO objectives as municipal objectives. Developing a procedure for holding regular meetings with community based organizations. Develops systematic procedure for meeting community needs.

19 Strategy Map for MCs CAUSALPERSUASIVESUPPORTIVE Aimed at boundary partner Identification of CBO leaders and gathering information Appoint a women officer from MC responsible for this project Provide computer facilities for MC at CRC Engaging women in CRC design Training women in computers Training women in CRC management Registering WS at MC Establishing project coordinating, monitoring and evaluating committees for CBO activities. Construction of CRC on MC land Aimed at environment Appoint coordinating officers for CBO activities Consult project communities at project design stage Holding PRA/CLAP training for MC staff Computerizing information and provide them to community Training on municipal staff on project objectives Networking with other MC,s to learn best practices Obtaining the membership of PLUS network local learning cluster

20 Challenges for Sevanatha Difficulties in organizing communities Lack of interdepartmental relationship within Sevanatha Difficulty of changing dependency mentality of communities Short project implementation period Difficulty of building trust among community about Sevanatha Lack of understanding in reporting Difficulty in working simultaneously with two different communities Difficulty in implementing community requests falling beyond the project’s spatial scope. Lack if office equipment. Inadequate power delegation and delays in implementation

21 Progress Markers - Sevanatha Expect to see Identifies new leaders, trains and encourages existing leaders on regular basis Conducts weekly and monthly monitoring meetings Allocates multiple tasks and resources over limited time Formulates different strategies according to the contextual issues Acquires CRC equipment for project work Like to see Conducts interdepartmental field visits and review meetings at communities Provides training for feedback/reports expected from higher level officers Encourages women society to provide such support on regular basis Love to see Delegates decision-making powers and responsibilities and regular monitoring Develops as a gender sensitive organization with a long term vision

22 Follow up work Sujith will meet with the team and show them the progress markers journals of the Sri Lanka Urban Greening Project Hansani will assist Amila to type the Sinhalese version of this document Hansani will also help Amila to type progress markers for all partners (WS. M.C. and Sevanatha) into journals and arrange meeting with Sujith on November 1 Next review meeting will be held in May/June together with Sumana’s trip ICSC will explore the possibility of getting additional funding for OM training for Matara/Moratuwa MC staff and cluster cities Participants/documentation team will fill the journals for the next review meeting

23 Outcome of OM Training Built relationship among partners Women as resources Workshop attendeesThe group reflects on changes and expectations


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