The Western Area Rural District Council with support from the European Union Local Authorities Programme, has on Wednesday 19th October 2022, trained Councillors, Civil Society Representatives, Village Heads, Community Youth Groups, and the Media on Evidence-Based Advocacy.
The training which was conducted in the Western Area Rural District Council Multi-Purpose Conference Hall in Waterloo, Western Rural District, was to train the above-mentioned interest groups on Advocacy, Lobbying, Communication Skills, and Evidence-Based Advocacy.
In his Keynote statement, WARDC Chairman, Kasho J. Holland Cole, welcomed participants and called on them to take the training seriously as this will help in capacitating them in holding the Council accountable and to help in advocating for the development of the Western Area Rural District in their responsibilities and interests.
Franklyn Alex Belmoh, the National Coordinator for the European Union Local Authorities Programme, noted the relevance of the program and how the European Union regards visibility very seriously that’s why it’s supporting evidence-based activities.
The Evidence-Based Advocacy training was facilitated by Dr. Tonya Musa who is a communications specialist and a senior lecturer at the University of Sierra Leone.
The training ended with the presentation of certificates to participants.