A day’s workshop has been organized for selected stakeholders on the Twin-Cities in Sustainable Partnership Project (TCSPP) Cycle Management at the Conference Room of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) in Sekondi. The thirty-member participants for the workshop were drawn from the Project Implementing Team, Chairmen of STMA Sub-Committees, People Living with Disabilities (PWDs), Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) and selected staff from the Environmental Health Unit and Works Department of the Assembly.
The objective of the workshop was to create a common background knowledge on the TCSPP Cycle Management Principles and tools adopted by the European Union among the project team members. The workshop was also intended to foster the application of the PCM methodology in the implementation modalities of the TCSSP by the coordinator and partners. The participants were among others trained on stakeholders’ analysis, intercultural and inclusive methodologies, the grant agreement, accountability and transparency principles. The training was facilitated by Ms. Margherita Maniscalco, Head of the Project Planning and Development Department of the Italian NGO, CISS and Mr. Alessandro Pilia, Project Assistant and Field Worker, CISS.
In his opening comments, the TCSSP Project Coordinator, Mr. Isaac Aidoo noted that the training is expected to enhance the capacity of participants in the implementation of EU funded projects since this is STMA’s first experience in such projects. He therefore urged the participants to take advantage of the opportunity to ensure successful implementation of TCSSP and other future projects the Assembly may be implementing.
The Twin-Cities in Sustainable Partnership is a three (3) year European Union (EU) funded project being implemented in the twin-cities of Sekondi-Takoradi and Municipality of Palermo in Italy with the objective to promote a Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development in the two cities. The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) and its sister-city, Palermo Municipality together with other partners (Cooperazione Internazionale Sud Sud (CISS), Ghana Sicily Business Forum and Kumasi Technical University) have been awarded a Three Million Euros (€3,000,000.00) grant from the European Union to co-create an Integrated Urban Governance for Green, Sustainable and Inclusive Development of Sekondi-Takoradi and also strengthen the twinning relationship between the two cities.