Greetings from Daru,
Our teams have commenced a two week long participatory rural appraisal in nine communities identified as new beneficiaries of FIOHTG interventions. The PRA exercise follows preliminary engagements with communities and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between FIOHTG on the one side and the communities. One of our staff who is in Daru community, Upper Falladu West, CRR shares a synopsis of the exercise.
The PRA is meant to ascertain the realities of the community through conducting an in-depth situational analysis. This will inform the programmes and monitoring units with baseline information that is both accurate and authentic for effective program intervention as well as monitoring and evaluation. To this effect, PRA methods are utilized for the adoption of a strategic Community Action Plan (CAP). These methods include but are not limited to the following;
1. Sketching of the Village Map to generate demographic information, and identify problems among other things.
2. Draw Institutional Venn Diagram to show the internal groups and linkages with external agencies regarding their projects or interventions.
3. Conduct a SWOT analysis to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the existing CBOs
4. Identify Seasonal and Daily routine calendars for both men and women
5. Conduct Pairwise ranking, and income identification analysis, among other things.