This was on the 7th and 8th of April 2016, with focus to elaborate a Three Year Plan of Activities for its new staff, Frauke DiβelkÖtter (Peace and Development Officer - PDO).
Facilitated by the Planning/Monitoring and Evaluation staff of the Civil Peace Service, Cameroon, Julien Ngassa, the workshop had as participants, staff of the Justice and Peace Service of the Archdiocese of Bamenda. Also present was the Interim Coordinator of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) program of AGEH in Cameroon, Mr. Njabou Jerome.
For these two days, in a very participatory manner, participants amongst other exercises carried out an environmental scan to elaborate a Factogramme and an Institutiogramme ((Actors, Factors and Relationships) for the Service. At the heart of the workshop was the introduction of the Results-Oriented Project Management (ROMA) Approach in Peace and Development Projects. This tool focuses on Outcomes, and enables and organization, amongst other things, to be able to prove that its activities made a difference, improve sustainability, detect and include unintended results. It stresses on moving from problem-oriented thinking to solution-oriented thinking and describing solutions as desired results in terms of behavioural changes.
Participants critically worked on Stage 1 (Analysis) and Stage 2 (Design and Planning), at the end of which they earmarked activities that will be carried out by the PDO, working very closely with other staff of the Service as a team. These activities will then be programmed for a period of three years (2016-2019).