PAF has covered a large number of sub projects through new and practical based modalities for program implementation which involved a number of processes, types and areas. Despite of regular monitoring in different forms, an assessment on a totality was to be made so as to identify the gap between policies and practices, assess the effect based on the process followed and determine the indication towards target achievement as a feedback for future courses of action. In this context, basic thrust that remained to explore from the workshop were to:
- Identify and assess the success and failures activities with its causes and effects that experienced by the participating POs.
- Involve the POs in understanding and assessing the different eleven thematic areas with what and how they perceive and realize the problems and constraints they faced at their operational and the policy level.
- Intersect participating POs in assessing each of thematic area with their recommendations for use of future courses of action.
The College of Development Studies (CDS) organized the workshop to fulfill the objectives of documenting and sharing working knowledge on behalf of the PAF and, facilitated the workshop activities.
Primary objective of the workshop was to assess the PAF activities in consultation with its partner organizations based on the experiences gained during program implementation, identification of the problems and recommendations. Specifically, the workshop intended to:
- Share and document the experiences on PAF program implementation of the partner organizations in its philosophy and working modalities
- Identify the bottlenecks encountered in work process of the community programs in relation to modalities, stakeholders’ coordination, the COs capacity etc
- Determine the way forward for future courses of action with overall potentials and constraints