Amplify voice of CSOs is a capacity building project of PROGRSSIO funded by Amplify change it is a 2 year project started December 2015 and will end November 2017. WORDA is a counterpart of PROGRESSIO and its role is to link and coordinate all the capacity promotion activities of the benefiting organizations and PROGRESSIO, as well facilitate and conduct coalition meetings and advocacy and people awareness building publications and activities.
The project aims at 2 inter folding objectives:
- Capacity building in conducting evidence based research through mentorship and guidance of Progression DW hired for research and DW for high level policy advocacy skills building of 12 local CSOs
- Strengthening CSOs Advocacy through coalition building with needed skills in evidence gathering and advocacy for change by the 12 benefiting organizations.
WORDA is running SHGs program (Danwadaag) which is an approach for unleashing the potentiality of poor people through establishment of small groups of 15 – 20 members who initiating their own saving and investment through set out criteria and rules. Since 2013 WORDA created 58 SHGs with membership 780 persons and established 3 CLAs of 23 SHGs. This approach is establishment of peoples’ owned institutions to address social, economic and political issues that concerns as a voiceless marginalized sectors of the population.