WFP Ends Seasonal Livelihood Workshop in Bong

Bong County: The World Food Programme (WFP) has ended a weeklong seasonal livelihood programming workshop in Gbarnga, Bong County, in an effort to scale up the utilization of the 3 prong –approach tools for resilience and livelihoods programming in the region.

Speaking in an interview with the Monrovia Times, at the end of the workshop the Media Coordinator of WFP, Kabeh Enders said the Seasonal Livelihood Programming (SLP) was part of a border three-step process that strengthens the design, planning and implementation of the longer-term resilience-building programme.

Sixty participants were targeted which was largely drawn from local civil society and community-based livelihood groups, including representatives from National and International agencies who invest in partnerships supporting multi-sectorial development initiatives.

The WFP Media Coordinator said the workshop will help enhance the planning and design of multi-sector, resilience building activities focusing on Bong County as a case study and develop an action plan for rolling out the strategy that has clear coordination and at the same time harmonized programming or sequencing.

She said lead Facilitators of the workshop were from WFP’s Regional Bureau in Dakar, Senegal and Sierra Leone Country office.

“Strategically, the seasonal livelihood programming positions partners around intervention areas based on their comparative advantages and sequences programmes in ways in which they can best complement each other to strengthen resilience outcomes and operationally contributes to developing flexible multi-year plans,” she said

Speaking on behalf of the participants, Bong County Information Officer, Leon Harris lauded the management of WFP for organizing such a unique and educative workshop in the county.

Mr. Harris assured the organization that they are going to use the knowledge acquired from the training wisely in other to transform their various communities of assignment in the county.

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