Training for Trainers Started in Azerbaijan

Training for Trainers Started in Azerbaijan

Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) started conducting Training of Trainers within the framework of “Piloting the Civic Rural and Urban Involvement in School Budgeting and Spending for Efficient Preschool and Primary School Services” Project financed by European Union. The training is taken place between 15-18 April 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The overall objective of the project is to enhance the scope and promote sustainability of the involvement of Azerbaijani CSOs and local communities in the processes of public budgeting and spending and provision of services at rural and urban, pre and general education schools in the regions, in order to increase the services’ efficiency at these levels throughout the country, developing transparency and accountability in the allocation and use of the public funds. We aim reinforced awareness on participatory and transparent budgeting at schools, developed collaboration among the CSOs, local communities, education authorities, enhanced knowledge on new financing mechanism at schools, increased capacities of CSOs and parents to use school expenditure tracking, budget analysis and monitoring of school budget, improved legal framework for transparent budgeting at pre and  general education schools, enhanced transparency, public availability on and improved visibility of school budget planning, established institutionalized dialogue through S-watch Hubs, increased visibility of the preschool/schools budget transparency and parents’ participation matters.

The ToT has been seeking CSO leaders and members of the partner organization, as well as other  civil society actors in Azerbaijan, who are interested in developing their skills and understanding of effective training for CSOs. The five day long intensive training, lectured by a senior trainer Dr. Kiri Noemi Ambrus from Hungary. It was equip local trainers with the skills, tools and new methods to deliver the project’s future interactive open trainings in effective and enjoyable ways.

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