Project: Bytes Without Borders in Morocco
Evaluation Date: September 2018
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The capacity-building process is a marathon, not a sprint. It must involve regular coaching of trainees and performance monitoring in order to ensure sustainability. In order for capacity-building activities to achieve their intended results, one must ensure the activities are inclusive to all, including the vulnerable and illiterate. The use of audio-visual approaches in social media has proved to reach a larger number of people than the ‘class-format’ approach.

Theme: Media
Project: Strengthening Citizenship and Consolidation of Democracy in Chad
Evaluation Date: February 2011
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project’s strategy was built around the preparation of a conceptual, methodological and operational framework in a participative manner with the target groups. It integrated three main priorities: functional literacy and awareness-raising; improvement of the conditions of women; and community participation at the local level. The choice to address the literacy issue within marginal populations of Chad was particularly appropriate raise citizen awareness among the target groups.

Theme: Community activism
Project: Citizenship is my Right
Evaluation Date: January 2012
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project created opportunities for young people from different groups to get to know each other through cultural and sporting events suggested by the young people themselves. These experiences have helped them appreciate the concepts of integration and acceptance of others and enabled them to understand the importance and benefits of engaging with each other, deliberating and working together, forging friendly ties between neighbouring villages, and breaking social, religious, and community taboos.

Theme: Youth engagement
Project: Supporting local democratic governance in the mining regions of northern Upper Guinea
Evaluation Date: September 2016
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project established Reflection Circles on the topics of civic participation and consultation. These Circles were one of the project’s strong points. The Reflection Circles provided a link between the citizens and the municipal authorities and enhanced public debate on issues of local interest. Each Circle was led by a facilitator and applied a dynamic, participative methodology focused on debate in order to organise an optimal and effective framework for learning, making it possible to identify and analyse situations and problems in the daily life of the communities.

UNDEF/Guinea

Theme: Rule of law