We design firms’ organizational structures and projects management structures at different levels of the planning and implementation process. We also design self-evaluating mechanisms for institutions at individual and organization levels.
Personnel development training
We train project staff in project identification, planning, implementation, participatory monitoring and evaluation – using the Project Cycle Management (PCM), Logical Framework and other project tools. We also offer training in communication and team building, leadership skills, participatory approaches for integrated projects development, business planning and other tailor made courses based on request.
ECOCOA recognizes the importance gender differentiated needs in projects and programmes design, planning and implementation. To this end, ECOCOA has developed a curriculum for mainstreaming gender issues in the entire project planning cycle. We offer tailor-made courses for grass-root organizations and projects/programme staff at all levels.
ECOCOA has in-house experts, who can offer guidance in project management while associate consultants can be called as and when required. Areas of strength include participatory methodologies in project identification, design, implementation, participatory monitoring and evaluation and development of phase out strategies.
Monitoring and evaluation
ECOCOA has the capacity to undertake independent projects monitoring and evaluation at determined points of projects implementation as outlined in the project. We specifically have expertise in environmental management and natural resource management, tourism development, integrated development projects and agriculture. We also design simple and cost effective monitoring and evaluation tools for use by the grass-root organizations and/or CSOs.
Environmental education and communication
ECOCOA recognizes the urgency of reversing the current negative trends in the status of biodiversity and natural resources in this country and indeed in the region. The greatest contributor is the populace ignorance of the role the environment plays in their lives. ECOCOA has an elaborate strategy for sensitizing and educating grassroot communities, the private sector, policy makers and CSOs
Community managerial empowerment
True empowerment is dependent on visionary, well-grounded and all-rounded constituencies at all levels. On this understanding, ECOCOA offers training for grassroot community groups in areas of group management, governance, leadership skills, project management, and establishment of institutions such as trusts, associations, cooperatives, and development of various Memoranda (MoUs/MoAs) among others. We have skills in developing Organization Capacity Assessment (OCA) and Capacity Development
Economic empowerment training
Training is tailored towards empowering communities to develop skills in entrepreneurship in order to generate sustainable incomes without depleting the natural resource base. Training includes; bookkeeping, basic accounting, development of benefit sharing mechanisms, marketing and negotiation skills, developing and maintaining setting up of economic institutions such as partnerships and establishment of community-based village banks and revolving funds