As part of the activities of the ADEFAC project (Support for the Development of Continuing Education in the Forestry and Wood Sector in Central Africa), the project's Principal Technical Assistant (PTA), Jacqueline LARDIT, has been in Cameroon since Monday, November 29, for a monitoring and consultation mission.
After a year 2020 during which travel was limited, the year 2021 allowed the Technical Execution Team (TET) to plan and prepare during the first quarter of 2021, the field missions of the Operator's Consultants. Indeed, in the 4 countries of the project, since September 2021, GPEEC training activities for the human resources of large forestry and industrial companies have taken place in Gabon and Cameroon, as well as the support of SMEs to the integration of the training function in DRC and Cameroon, and the training of trainers in DRC and Cameroon. Two more GPEEC trainings will take place in Congo and DRC respectively next week.
The purpose of the PTA mission is to meet with the project's technical and financial partners and mainly to exchange with the AFD on the progress of the project, to review the situation with the Technical Assistant for Communication and Monitoring and Evaluation (TA-CME), to assist the financial officer in the preparation of the end of year budgetary reports, to follow the training of trainers workshop that is currently taking place in Yaoundé, and then to exchange views with the interim Administrative and Logistics Assistant (ALA) on the three months spent within the ADEFAC project.
Left photo : The support mission for SMEs in Cameroon in October 2021 with the President of Artisan au féminin and her collaborator at the entrance of the association's office / Right photo : the SME support mission visiting the headquarters of the FECAPROBOIS association in Yaoundé Cameroon
The prospects for the implementation of activities for the year 2022 will be based on the capitalization of the achievements of the year 2021 both for the planning and preparation of the activities and missions of the Consultants and for the mobilization of the beneficiary actors of these activities. Firstly, it is a question of co-constructing (with companies and trainers) continuous training modules that meet the exact needs of companies, whether they are large companies or SMEs and VSEs.
At the same time, a quality labeling system for continuing education will be identified and adapted to the Central African context. This work will be done with the stakeholders in continuing education (companies, trainers, administration) through a consultation framework called Thematic Working Group. This working group will be accompanied by experts to later serve as a framework for consultation on the new modules to be developed and the financing of continuing education.
As the contexts of the 4 countries of the project are not the same, adaptations and readjustments of the implementation approaches of the activities will be necessary while remaining within the framework and the operating mode of the project.