Project: Building Democratic Spaces in Egypt
Evaluation Date: March 2011
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

While members of a number of those groups listed as stakeholders – political parties, trade unions – and beneficiaries participated in project activities, no effort was made by the project team to engage with them on a continuing or consistent basis. The design of all activities should have included a process to enable participants to provide feedback on their experience.

Theme: Community activism
Project: Strengthening Advocacy Capacity of Civil Society in The Gambia
Evaluation Date: December 2013
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

To raise awareness during NGO week in Gambia, NGOS organized exhibition stalls, panel discussions, and live radio broadcasts to explain how they contribute to improvements of basic service delivery. This led to many people who visited asking for more information about how to claim their rights and entitlements. One case involved a local woman, whose stall and contents were seized by the police, when she tried trading vegetables on an informal street market. Proving that she is a regular taxpayer and stating the fact that the town has no official marketplace for women to sell their items, she successfully reclaimed her produce and today still sells in the same place.

 

 

Theme: Community activism