HYGIENE VILLAGE PROJECT GRADUATES FROM USAIDS (STEPS) ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Funded by Counterpart International
Year 2019
Hygiene Village Project has successfully participated in and completed requirements of Counterpart International’s Organizational Certification Process (OCP) to earn an Institutional Development Certificate under Support the Efforts of Partners (STEPS) program. Funded by USAID, STEPS is an initiative by Counterpart International with the aim of strengthening Civil Society Organization’s standard capacity in leadership, strategic management and grant management among others Hygiene Village Project and Eighteen other organizations were recognized at a graduation ceremony which took place on 28th June, 2019 at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. Hygiene Village Project - Executive Director Roy Khonyongwa said through STEPS programme, the organization has been supported to develop its monitoring and evaluation framework, Financial Policy, Strategic plan, Resource Mobilization policy among others. “A number of systems have been put in place. All departments are aware of the strategic plan and that we are now sharing a common vision, Hygiene Village Project shall be able to apply for bigger projects because it has now necessary policies that bigger organizations require” Khonyongwa said. STEPS purpose is to strengthen local USAID partners’ ability to deliver services and carry out the objectives of their organizations. Steps is implemented by Counterpart International. During the graduation ceremony, Chief Of Party (CoP) for Counterpart International Ms. Kelley Jones said that the programme will ensure a more capable and effective civil society that provides sustainable and significant impact, is accountable to its constituency and contributes to national development. On her part Sibel Berzeg, CPI Vice President-Global Growth, challenged the graduates to continue with the capacity building of their organizations.

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