Institute of micro-finance and cooperative development.

CSD builds facilitation skills of officials of Member Institutions

In order to strengthen the competencies of the Senior Officers of partner MFIs to become an exceptional trainer, CSD organized Training of Trainers (TOT) from Shrawan 18 t0 22, 2072. Simply being able to manage the organization properly is not enough for being able to facilitate the quality training but one needs to have better KSA (knowledge, skill and attitude) to conduct effective training programs. CSD aims to create a pool / develop a network of proficient trainers for MFIs through this training program.

The key resource person for the training was Mr. Prakash Kumar Pokhrel and Ms. Shreejana Koirala was the co-facilitator. All the sessions were very participatory and interactive. Mr. Pokhrel adapted the technique of learning by doing so he included practical sessions more. The participants learnt the methods of training like Role play, Demonstration, Song, Marketing and Story Telling by actually getting involved, preparing and performing themselves. The facilitators covered from training need assessment to report writing. The participants actually prepared training session plan, facilitated a session and wrote the training completion report.

This training has given a chance to the participants to sharpen their skills so as to become a prominent trainer. It has provided an overview of the facilitator's role, a guide for effective facilitation, and an array of facilitation tips, tools and techniques. Overall training was appreciated by the participants. The participants were from the 9 different organizations namely Jeevan Bikas Samaj, UNYC Nepal, MANUSHI, Chhimek Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd, Deprosc Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd, Nerude Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd, Grameen Mahila Uthan Kendra, Swabalamban Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd and Centre for Self-help Development.