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In Nigeria, [L – R] Sisters Henrietta Eziashi, Anne Mogaji, Louise Orji, Rosemary Mbah and Ann Uba from the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception discuss key issues in project cycle management, during a workshop facilitated by Misean Cara Development Mentor Michael Nkrumah. Photo: Misean Cara.

We want the best and most sustainable change to be brought to the lives of the communities with whom our members work. To this end, we encourage and support the sharing of experience and learning.

In 2018, the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception wanted to strengthen further the capacity for results-based project planning and monitoring & evaluation across its project teams in Kenya and Nigeria. The Missionary Development Officer applied to Misean Cara for Member Capacity Development funding for two five-day workshops (one in each country) with each workshop bringing together thirty missionaries and lay staff involved in the implementation of development projects. The workshops were attended by and received inputs from Misean Cara’s development mentors for East Africa (in Kenya) and West Africa (in Nigeria), thus ensuring that the participants could avail of guidance specific to Misean Cara’s project proposal and management processes, in addition to deepening their knowledge of good development practice.

As a result of the training, the Sisters have increased support for and resource allocation to project coordination offices in both countries.