As part of its capacity building program, UCAA organized a training for staff in SRPD methodology. During the training, the Self-reliant Participatory Development (SRPD) methodology was well defined.
Staff Training On Self Reliant Participatory Development (SRPD) Methodology The aim of the methodology is to promote self-reliance participatory development through (awareness raising) among communities.The methodology was started in Asia 1976 and 80’s and was introduced to Uganda in 1980 by ACCORD rural development program in Gulu, Nebbi and Mbarara districts. This was done through Change Agent Training in 1990. The UCAA trained change agents in the whole country are now over 4,000 and are working with development groups countrywide.
The facilitators therefore emphasized that UCAA empowers rural men and women who can initiate development processes themselves..
One of the facilitators said that UCAA programs run from livelihoods, governance and conflicts transformation and put people in class to attain knowledge and skills in self-reliance, community dialogues and to strengthen capacities of communities in governance and accountability in order to improve service delivery.