The capacity of D-Ability Initiative was strengthened from 2nd to 4th June 2021 on the “Gender and Social Inclusion” training programme by the European Union (EU) and the British council through the Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation (ACT) programme series for civil society organizations (CSOs) in Rivers State. Gender and Social Inclusion had these objectives:
- To strengthen the capacity of CSOs in Gender and Social Inclusion mainstreaming in organizations. Training participants to have a robust discussion and interactive sessions in the facilitator-encouraged interactive training programme. The training programme high level of interactions during training sessions, practice groups work example exercises, and freedom interjections to ask questions contributed to a very high level of assimilation of the course contents and topics which helped to achieve the objectives of the training.
- To provide a basic understanding of gender and social inclusion in program design.
- The training of EU-ACT CSOs capacity–building series of programme.
- Building Gender awareness: gender concept and definition: Social inclusion, as well as gender and social inclusion mainstreaming in organizations, were part of its module. This training made clear the difference between “equality” and “equity.” D-Ability Initiative was ably represented by the Executive Director, Dr. K.U Nwanyanwu, and Miss. Faith Abeyi, the Media Engagement Officer.