A webinar-based capacity building workshop was organized for the PAS coalitions in Kano, Kaduna and Niger States to empower them to track and monitor the take up of the treatment protocols for the childhood pneumonia and diarrhea and to as well strengthen their non-lobbying skills during advocacies.
- To increase skills of PAS CSOs in Kano, Niger, and Kaduna states on data tracking and monitoring of uptake of the treatment protocol for childhood pneumonia and diarrhea (using Amoxicillin DT and Zinc-LO-ORS respectively) at the state levels
- To increase the non-lobbying advocacy capacity of PAS CSOs in Kano, Niger, and Kaduna states.
Participants for the workshops were drawn from Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN-PAS) Kano state, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and midwife (NANNM-PAS) Kaduna state, Centre for Communication and Reproductive Health Services (CCRHS-PAS) Niger state
The webinar was used as the platform for conducting the workshop. Four resource persons were used during the workshop. thematic areas of the resource persons presentation were on; Emerging issues in childhood pneumonia and diarrheal at the national and subnational level taking by Mr Sani Ochepo TA-PHCUOR dRPC-PAS, Introduction to M&E and data tracking by Mr Kareem Abdulrasaq Budget and Data Analyst dRPC-PAS, Research methodology by Dr. Toyin Akomolafe Program Officer and M&E Expert dRPC-PAS and Conducting evidence-based advocacy by Mallam Hassan Karofi Communication Specialist dRPC-PAS.
Pre and post-test were administered on the participant to gauge their level of understanding and perception about the workshop.
A total number of seventeen (17) participants participated in the workshop, five (5) females, and twelve (12) males. Kano state has three (3) participants, one female, and two males; Kaduna state four participants, two males, and two females; Niger state two participants and all male. dRPC-PAS has eight participants two females and six male.
Evaluation of findings
Analyses of the pre and post-test revealed that the majority of participants responded with “Agree” when asked whether the training was well organized, and 60% responded with “Agree” or “Strongly Agree” on whether the workshop topics were relevant to their needs. Also, the majority of respondents selected “Agree” or “Strongly Agree” when asked whether the workshop enhanced their skills to monitor and evaluate the project, and also whether they would use the skills gained from this workshop. Overall, all participants rated their learning experience as “Good” and “Very Good
- Skills of PAS partners in Kano, Niger, and Kaduna states increased on data tracking and monitoring of uptake of the treatment protocol for childhood pneumonia and diarrhea (using Amoxicillin DT and Zinc-LO-ORS respectively)
- Increased non-lobbying advocacy capacity of PAS CSOs in Kano, Niger, and Kaduna states