In line with its resolve to continue impacting positively on communities, Advocates for Community Alternatives (ACA) has trained 66 Community-Based Facilitators (CBFs) drawn from 19 communities in Atiwa West and Abuakwa South districts of the Eastern region of Ghana on the effective implementation of the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP).

Also called Oman yie die, FCAP is a partnership between ACA and partner the district assemblies as part of measures to strengthen local participation in the implementation of the Assemblies’ medium term development plans.

The training program, which took place at Asiakwa, was also attended by 16 officials of the two district assemblies.

The participants, which included 16 staff of the two partner district assemblies, were equipped with knowledge on participatory approach to development, conflict resolution and the need to accord maximum respect to their communities’ voices on pertinent issues affecting their welfare.

ACA’s Director of Community-Driven Development (CDD), Nana Ama Nketia-Quaidoo led her team to take the participants through a number of presentations, role-plays and group discussions, among others.

The CBFs were drawn from Ehiamankyene, Dadetsunya, Ahenkwa, Ahinkwa Sisi, Bepoase, Asedja, Nsuta, Nkankama, Subrima, Gyampomani, Awenare, Akropong, Pameng, Banso, Asunafo, Amonom, Akrofufu, Muoso, Akukuso, Akwaboaso and Asiakwa.

The rest of the communities represented at the eight-day training programme were Adadientem, Apapam, Akwadum, Apedwa, Adortowa, Bonposo No. 1, Addonkwanta, Operko, Latemu, Agyapomaa, Amanfrom, Maase Payaase, Oboperkunya and Asafo.