Resonate! opened yesterday, in Marib, the third training phase entitled “Advocacy, Gaining Support and Mobilizing Resources” which comes as part of the “My Contribution is Development” project implemented by Resonate! in partnership with the Marib Generations Association and with the support of the European commission in Yemen. And it will last for 10 days, with the participation of 40 young men and women from Marib Governorate.
In the opening, the media consultant , trainer, Nashwan Al-Sumairi, pointed out the the importance of this training phase, as it provides participants with work skills for the third generation of civil society organizations based on the human rights approach, such as networking skills, strategic planning and advocacy.
Al-Sumairi added, "The training of the participants is done as a team at the head of the work team, and that they are required to implement real advocacy campaigns after the training ends, according to the project plan they prepared.
For his part, the project officer indicated that this training phase aims to support young activists to increase their understanding of the importance of the role of advocacy in empowering youth to participate and influence the decision-making process. It also aims to equip them with networking skills with civil and local society to support advocacy issues.
It is noteworthy that the training program lasts for a year and targets 160 young men and women from the governorates of Aden, Taiz, Hadramout, and Ma'rib, during which several training workshops will be implemented on the topics of (identifying community needs - advocacy and lobbying and mobilizing resources - leadership - development project management - governance and local governance) .