EFCA-Tajikistan conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) within the framework of the ELMARL Project.
From 22 to 26 October 2017 EFCA – Tajikistan conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) for 15 legal, economic and social experts to prepare them for their district sessions that they provide to over 600 small family farm holders and rural entrepreneurs. The trainers will cover 13 rural districts including Bobojon Ghafurov and Konibodom, Lakhsh, Sangvor, Roghun, Fayzobod, and Yovon and provide targeted, gender-sensitive and locally relevant sessions on economic, social and legal issues to sustain the impact of the Environmental Land Management and Rural Livelihoods (ELMARL) Project, part of the Pilot Project for Climate Resilience, funded by the World Bank and implemented by the Committee of Environmental Protection under the Government of Tajikistan. The district sessions will be conducted across all target districts in November and December 2017.
The four-day ToT was held in Sanatorium Saturn in Shambari, Hissor district, and focused on ways to increase the knowledge of ELMARL beneficiaries on economic, legal and social issues. Three qualified experts gave interactive lectures in which the trainers were actively engaged in the generation of ideas on effective capacity building modules. They were also introduced to the latest monitoring tools using electronic tablets.
The first part of the seminar was dedicated to sustainable business plans, financial balance sheets as well as innovative rural entrepreneurship. This was followed by legal aspects of land usage, the acquisition of certificates, permits and patents, as well as tax law. Furthermore, sessions on social aspects focused on social inclusion, community involvement, gender balance as well as ensuring environmental sustainability for rural livelihoods.
Also, from October 27-28, 2017 a training for the ELMARL six technical consultants and their assistants was provided to introduce them to the planned district session content and guide them in providing sustained long-term support to rural populations.