Training Series on County Budgeting: From Formulation to Implementation and Beyond
Uraia and IBP Kenya are embarking on the third phase of the training on county budgeting program designed to build the capacity of facilitators around the country in understanding and training on county budgets for citizens and government. The goal of the program is to support a limited number of facilitators to improve their content knowledge and facilitation skills in order to support county level organizations, individuals and governments in engaging effectively around the county budget process.
The program envisions the following activities for facilitators working in counties.
Initial training on budget content at national level. The facilitators would be given an initial training on the content needed for the budget trainings to ensure they have a good grasp of the material. This would be based largely on existing materials developed by IBPK with inputs from Uraia.
Ongoing “mock” style facilitator training events throughout the year at national level. The participants in the program will be invited to a series of activities designed to build their facilitation skills and content knowledge over the course of a year. At these events, they will practice delivering content and receive feedback. Other exercises may be designed to help build their facilitation skills further and to ensure that these skills can be used for other content as well.
Field visits and peer learning. Staff from Uraia/IBPK will visit facilitators in the field to evaluate their progress and provide them with feedback. Some regional peer visits might also be organized where a facilitator in one county would visit a facilitator in another county to observe their practice and provide feedback.
Facilitators will be expected to build a group of budget “champions” in their counties. As part of building their capacity and that of other individuals and organizations in their counties, the facilitators will be required to work with a core partners. This will be done with technical support from Uraia/IBPK as part of the field visits.
Revisions to materials. Based on the various activities at both national level and in the field, the participants will recommend a series of modifications to the materials, or the production of new materials that will address gaps either in content or in style/approach/methodology to improve delivery for the intended audiences. For example, if certain material is too complex for certain audiences, revisions or new material will be proposed.
Evaluation, certification and selection of facilitators for expansion after program. At the end of the program, the best members of the group could potentially be recruited to help lead in subsequent programs going forward.
The facilitators will be selected through this expression of interest. Facilitators must show interest and competence at the outset and must agree to participate in all program activities. Any participant that does not participate actively and consistently in program activities may be asked to leave at any time.
Interested parties are invited to share a 60 – 90 second video explaining
Why budget work is important to them or their organizations,
Why they are interested in the budget training programme
What they will be bringing to the budget training programme and
Why they should be considered for this training programme
We want to see you and hear what you have to say! Shoot a clear video on your smartphone and submit it via WhatsApp to 0791183600. The video just needs to be of average quality and not a professional recording.
Stage 1 submission date: 4th May 2018
More information and details here.
Deadline for receipt of videos: 4th May 2018
Review of videos: 7th May 2018
Deadline for Second stage applications Review of applications: 16th May 2018
Interviews: 28th – 31st May 2018
Induction workshop: 25th – 30th June 2018