16 CSOs develop organisational strategies and policies in Edo state 

The ACT programme has supported 16 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Edo state to develop organisational strategies and key policy documents to enable effective project delivery. The organisations work across a spectrum of social development issues in Edo state.

In 2020, ACT conducted a capacity development assessment of 20 NGOs in the state. The assessment showed gaps in organisational structure, leadership capacity, project management skills, internal and external relations to pass the credibility test of donor agencies. 

In 2021, through the services of qualified consultants, ACT strengthened the capacity of the NGOs to develop organisational strategies and basic financial and management policies. The consultants coached and mentored the NGOs to guide the development of these documents. According to monitoring reports, all 16 NGOs have developed their organisational strategies and relevant policies. 

The leadership of the NGOs highlighted their satisfaction with the intervention, coaches, and delivery approach. They also confirmed their organisations have improved and are positioned well to achieve their goals.  

“A big thank you to ACT for enabling us to go through this process.” 

Victoria Ero, Executive Director, Society for the Empowerment of Young Persons

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