Summary of the ProjectUCAA staff approached the district officials, including Resident district Commissioners, District Chairpersons, District Community development Officers, Sub county chiefs, Chairpersons LCIII , Sub county Community Development Officers and District Councilors and updated them about the performance on the previous project and also informed them about the new upcoming, Economic Empowerment for Self-reliant women project and also about the project target area of operation. A Board of Directors Meeting was organized in which the project was explained to the members of UCAA BOD. The Board of Directors appreciated the new project arrangement.
Mobilization of local government leaders.
UCAA Project staff conducted mobilization meetings between 12th -16th March 2015 in the 4 targeted Sub counties i.e. Unyama, Awach , Otwal and Achaba. Officials met in these sub counties included the Sub county chiefs, Chairpersons LCIII, District councilors, Community development officers , Parish chiefs and other subcounty staff to whom the project was introduceced.
The method of reaching the communities was as follows: Step 1 was to visit the offices of the RDC , later that of the District Chairman, District Community Development Officer (DCDO) while providing project brief and introducing the new project to them as stakeholders. Step two was to proceeded to the sub counties to meet with the sub county officials and provide project briefs to them. The third step was to meet the local communities plus the community leaders to introduce the project to them too.
Training In VSLA Methodologies
One training was organized for the women in Gulu while another one was arranged the women in Oyam district. A total of 40 attended and completed the training. The training was conducted from 4th -7th May 2015 for 3 days. The purpose of the training was to build the capacity of community groups to mobilize savings, increase household security through accumulation of assets, offer loans to members for productive purposes and increase household security through access to insurance services.