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NGO Trains Youth On Project Management 

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By Polycarp Auta

Jos – The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos has organised  a training on Project Cycle Management (PCM) for some selected youth, known as ”Pluralism Actors” in Plateau.Declaring the workshop open on Wednesday in Jos, Rev. Fr. Basil Kassam,  the Project Manager,  said that the training is part of its project ”Incubators of Pluralism Actors in Nigeria”.Kassam said that the project,  supported by Observatoire Pharos,  a French organisation, is being implemented in 12 communities of six local government areas of Plateau and Bauchi State.He added that Observatoire Pharos was currently supporting similar projects in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.The manager explained the project would target largely young people, between the ages 18 years and 30 years, with the aim of de-escalating conflicts in the communities“This project is to provide tangible support towards building peaceful coexistence in communities affected by conflicts“The project will have a deeper look at aspects of religious and cultural dimensions of conflicts in order to intensify social cohesion.“It is designed to provide solutions to the religious and cultural conflicts that we are currently going through“So, this training is part preparation toward the proper implementation of the projects in communities,” he said.Kassam explained that the participants were drawn from the 20 organisations that formed a network who are collectively implementating the project in the benefitting communities.He added that at the end of the three-day training, partipants would understand the concept of PCM and how to apply it in designing and developing project proposal toward promoting pluralism.He also said that the training would equip and expand the knowledge scope of participants on project management and implementation.Kassam advised participants to be attentive and cascade the knowledge gained to others in their organisations for the effective and proper implemention of the project.(NAN)(

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