KWN members take part in an interactive three-day workshop in project proposal writing.
In response to members’ demands, KWN organized a second workshop on Project Proposal Writing in Prishtina on 28 Feb. through
"I am really grateful to KWN for organizing such workshops. They help us a lot,” said Gjejrone Lokaj, from Women’s Initiative
Association in Dragash. “Even though Dragash is far from Prishtina, I feel very close with KWN staff as I know they’re always there to support us.”
The three-day interactive workshop gathered 52 participants from various KWN member NGOs. It covered problem analysis, objective
analysis, logical frameworks, monitoring and evaluation.
“This was a very good workshop,” said Gjyle Laçaj, from NGO Teuta in Prizren. “It is especially good for those of us who are writing a project proposal for the first time; it’s quite attractive and clear, so I can easily follow it.”
The Project Proposal Writing Workshop enabled KWN members to understand the tools and techniques of effective proposal writing. It used interactive sessions with small group exercises, based on the experiences of participants and their organizational interests to create project ideas.
“I find the work in groups very helpful,” said Fikrije Ferizi, from CSO “ATO” in Vushtrri. “I think I will be able to pass the information on to my colleagues.”
The workshop also offered KWN member organizations the opportunity to network with each other and to identify potential areas for future collaboration.
“Even though I have experience writing project proposals, I still come to these kinds of workshops in order to share experience with other NGOs,” said a member of Legjenda organization from Viti. “Also, different donors have different demands for project proposals and different trainers have their own ways of explaining.”
The workshop was organized as part of KWN’s Capacity Building Program. It was funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), as a follow-up to the initial workshop organized in December 2012.
The workshop has contributed substantially to women’s organizations’ ability to write project proposals. This was particularly obvious when comparing the project proposals submitted to the Kosovo Women’s Fund’s second grant round to those submitted in 2012.
KWN plans to host monthly capacity development opportunities for its members throughout 2013, based on their identified needs.