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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 23 PRA training in the participants' workplace: an example from Kenya

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 23 PRA training in the participants' workplace: an example from Kenya Kenneth K. Odero Introduction Assessing training needs Training in participatory methods has become The first task to be performed therefore was an an important agenda for local non- assessment of training needs. Using group governmental organisations (NGOs) in Kenya. discussion, `buzz' groups and story-telling This new emphasis is not only due to the fact methods for field experiences, workshop that NGOs foster participation in their participants came up with six core areas they approach to development, but it is also felt needed to be included in the training because of the apparent failure of the blueprint programme: approach to development, favoured in the first two development decades throughout much of · evaluation methodology; sub-Saharan Africa. This article recounts · participatory methodology; experiences in a PRA training workshop for · team building; staff of Redd Barna-Kenya, held at the Homa · communication skills, documentation and Hill Centre on the eastern shores of Lake use of learning aids; Victoria. The intention is not to give details · credit in rural development; and, about the training but to comment on how the · early childhood education. ...

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