SUMA helps sister organization with more effective advocacy

Jan 25, 2024

Launched this Wednesday, January 24, 2024 in Cotonou, this three-day training course is part of the Municipal Partnerships for Innovation-Women in Local Politics (PMI-FPL) project. The project is implemented by ANCB in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and financed by Global Affairs Canada. The session is led by executives from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) in Canada.

In concrete terms, SUMA's emissaries are sharing their advocacy experiences with ANCB's technical executives, in order to help the association identify strategies for using the technical skills currently available among its staff to carry out advocacy processes without having to recruit staff immediately. To this end, through various exercises, participants are working in a participative way to define approaches for capitalizing on available skills, with a view to making communication a genuine instrument at the service of advocacy.

In his speech at the opening of the workshop, Jean-Marc NADEAU, Executive Director of SUMA, said he was delighted to have returned to Benin after a pleasant stay in March 2023 as part of a capacity-building session. He went on to point out that this was in fact an experience-sharing session, as he was convinced that ANCB had developed a great deal of expertise in the field of advocacy over the years. For his part, Sègla *LIHOUSSOU*, Executive Director of the ANCB, thanked the FCM and SUMA for their support, before inviting his colleagues to be assiduous in making the most of the three days of exchanges.


See the original article on ANCB's website (en Francais) here