ACSOT Staff Training (Databases & Google Applications)
We are proud to declare that the ACSOT staff has completed their two separate trainings. The first training which was administered by the Mekelle computer center was based on “Google Application” the training gave staff very useful skills on g-mail and many other features that Google provides. The second training which was given by Lebenos ICT center was focused on working with Databases. The Database knowledge attained will help ACSOT in organizing its member information. The ACSOT administrative team is currently hard at work creating an all encompassing database for our members that will help us identify strengths and weaknesses of our members.
Food by prescription Project Phase 2
On August 9th-10th a meeting was organized by the Regional Health Bureau, Mums for Mums and ACSOT and hosted by Save the Children USA/ Food by Prescription Program in Wukro at the Luwam Hotel. The two-day consultation and HIV/AIDS mainstreaming training workshop hosted participants from a range of local private sector organizations from all over Tigray, to discus how they could assist in the Back to Work Initiative which is an important component of Phase two of the Food by prescription project.
Other main components of Phase 2 are to strengthen the Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) and to create more effective linkages to community resources and economic strengthening activities.
The project is being funded by PEPFAR and USAID and is being implemented by the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Sector; Save the Children USA are providing technical support.
ESAP2 Proposal accepted
As reported previously ACSOT with partners Mums for Mums, Human Being Association of Brotherhood and Quality of Education for Sustainable Development Association have submitted a proposal to ESAP2 in their initiative to improving the quality of basic services in education, health, agriculture, water supply and sanitation, and rural roads.
ACSOT is pleased to announce that our proposal has been accepted and we are currently taking the next steps towards our project. An agreement has been signed between ESAP2 and ACSOT and funds for the project will be handed over on the 15th of August.
GO-NGO Partnership Forum
On Saturday, August 18th ACSOT, in partnership with CCRDA will be hosting another serious in the GO-NGO Partnership forums at Axum Hotel. It promises to be a exciting event.
ACSOT New Partner
ACSOT has joined forces with a new partner, Society for Development of Human Resources and the Environment (SAHRE). A Memorandum of Understanding has been drafted and signed to outline a new project called “Enhancing Networking, Engagement and Partnership for Sustainable Development.
This project is composed of the following major activities that will be covered by a budget provided by SAHRE of Birr 458 400.00:
- Training and information material preparation and production
- IEC materials preparation and printing
- Training on networking, dialogue and partnership building for facilitators and volunteers
- Training government cabinet members, professionals and CSO members
- Training on development and engagement and partnership of local government and CSOs members
- Experience sharing and exchange of facilitators and volunteers
- Undertake community conversation
- Undertake community conversation review meeting to enhance community and CSOs participation in development.
This will be a 5 month project, beginning from September 1, 2012-Feb 30, 2013.
CSSP in Adigrat
ACSOT staff, Ato Berihu, Ato Yonas and Wesarit Herigu went to Adigrat for two functions;
- to participated in carrying out some CCRDA phase over activities
- to invite Woredas network representatives, local government administrators and CCCs to inform them about ACSOTs new project with CSSP.