PROGRAMME TITLE: MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY ECONOMIC GROUPS
Venue: TICD Main Library
Learning Duration: 1 week
Starting: 18 Sept 2023, Ending: 22 Sept 2023
Fees for Foreigners: 350$
Fees for Locals: TZS 700,000
Payment Details: To cover tuition, training materials, lunch and refreshment
A big number of village community banks, income generating groups and community microfinance groups have been formed in both rural and urban areas in Africa, with women leading in number as far as membership is concerned. For these groups to be sustainable, their formation has to adhere to the principles of group formation which are, Proximity, similarities, continuity, and closure connectedness. However, experience has shown that sustainability of most of these groups is being threatened by embezzlement of money often done by leaders of these groups, entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of the money. This embezzlement is largely made possible by the non-adherence to the principles of group formation from the very beginning. This course aims at providing knowledge and skills of group formation so as to enhance sustainability of these village community banks, Income generating groups and community microfinance groups.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This programme is intended to Community Development Workers, Ward Executive Officers, Village Executives, leaders of village community banks, Leaders of NGOS Dealing with groups and any other interested person.
LEARNING OUT COMES
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate proximity of the members joining the group;
- Analyse the similarities of the members joining the group;
- Will be able to apply connectedness among members forming the group;
- Evaluate the level of continuity of the group.
- To normalise differences amongst members for broader interest of the group.
- Over view of different perspective on groups
- Basic principles of Group formation and their application.
- Different perspectives on Group Formation.
- Stages of group development process.
- Importance of trust in a group relationship
- Group Management Tactics
- Uniqueness of Village Community Banks
- Challenges associated with group development