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Training for 50 applicants wraps up today

Oct 15, 2010, 4:03 PM | Article By: By Lamin B. Darboe

A five-day training for fifty shortlisted applicants for the Non-State Actors Strengthening Programme (NSA-SP) wrapped up today at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi.

Speaking to The Point, Ms Liseli Bull, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officer of the Non-State Actors Strengthening Programme (NSA-SP), said NSA-SP has a grant of one million euro which is divided between governance and democratization, and Sustainable livelihood and Poverty Reduction.

"There are shortlisted applicants whose concepts notes have been accepted and have now been required to submit their full proposals," she said, adding that the training was held to guide the applicants to complete their application process successfully.

Talking about the criteria set out to access the funds, Ms Lee said: "There are criteria to meet in order to have access to the full proposals; without meeting those criteria, they can’t have the funds."

During the five-day retreat, participants discussed, among other things, the rules for the call of full proposals, concept notes and link to full application, application’s capacity, the form, the criteria and scoring relevance, methodology, and sustainability.

They also discussed budget and cost effectiveness, indicators and means of verification, risk and assumption, terms of the logistical framework, outline of full proposals, and review of attempted proposals.