NGO Management Course Trains 45 Guyanese NGOs

Workshop participants with (seated) Colette Hytmiah-Singh, Development Coordination Officer, United Nations, Dr. William Brown, Violeta Talandis, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy.

A strong sector of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) is a key element of a healthy and robust democracy.

To that end, the U.S. Embassy and United Nations collaborated on an NGO management workshop held December 9-10 for 45 managers of NGOs in Guyana representing six (6) different regions. The trainer, Dr. William Brown, is a professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

“I’ve met some really talented people doing difficult work, despite all the challenges they face”, said Dr. Brown.

Areas covered in the workshop included mission & value propositions, stakeholder definition, understanding capacity, theory of change, resource relationships, crafting proposals and monitoring and evaluation.