A Project Advisory Committee held its kick off meeting.
A Project Advisory Committee meeting was held with 30 stakeholders from government, civil society, and partner agencies on 8th of May, 2019 at Ghion Hotel.
The meeting was hosted by Learning, Partnership, and Capacity Development component of STRACE Project with the aim to engage government offices and civil society members to consult on the direction and implementation of activities designed under the project.
Dr. Wondemagegn Taddesse, Director of the Center on his opening remarks said that the Project is designed to address vulnerable groups such as women, children, persons with disabilities, workers and, migrants through human rights teaching, research, and active community engagement.
He also stated that the project is designed in a way to actively involve relevant stakeholders to continuously consult and evaluate the implementation of activities outlined, which at the end enables to ensure efficiency and transparency of the project.
Fasil Mulatu, Learning, Partnership, and Capacity Development Sub-Project Coordinator on his part, noted that the National Project Advisory Committee meeting is organized with the objective to engage stakeholders to consult and provide inputs to the progress of the Project as well as to indicate future intervention areas.
During the meeting, coordinators of the sub-projects presented activities performed since the launching of the project a year ago and activities planned for this year. Based on the presentations, Committee members discussed the achievement and challenges of the project activities and recommended better implementation mechanisms, research and training topics and, future intervention areas.
As it is indicated during the meeting this committee is expected to meet twice a year to participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the programs and activities ensuring the sustainability, local ownership and legitimacy of Project activities, objectives and outcomes.
At the end of the meeting, a National Project Advisory Committee was officially established with technical experts and office heads drawn from government offices, professional associations, NGOs and faith-based organizations.