DEAR EDITOR, the Solomon Islands National Council of Women (SINCW) is expecting to launch its first round of training programmes next week under the slogan “Strongem Woka blo Ologeta Merefo Jonim Politiks lo Solomon Aelans.”
According to a press a press statement from the SINCW (quote)
“The first two training programs will be delivered in the provincial centres of Auki for Malaita Province and in Buala for the Ysabel Province for those who will be supporting intending Candidates in their Campaigns.
“The next similar Training Programs will be for Honiara, Guadalcanal and Central Provinces and the rest of the Provinces where women have been identified and been trained in their preparations to stand in the forthcoming Provincial and National General Elections.
“These second series of training will be for “Train the Trainers” and are intended to train Campaign Managers and Manageress’s who will conduct Campaign Advocacy Programmes in the Provincial Wards and Constituencies where aspiring women are being identified to run either in the coming Provincial Assembly and National General Elections early next year.
“The Women in Leadership and Gender Advocator, Mr. Casper Fa’asala, who is responsible for designing and delivering of these training programs from the Solomon Islands National Council of Women has said that the series of Training of Trainers programmes will be designed to enable participants to better understand the basic concepts of democratization, accountability, the electoral processes and elections, patriotism, nationalism, citizenship, rights of citizens, including governance and leadership.
“The Training of Trainers programme will mainly focus, also, on strengthening the skills and knowledge of Campaign Managers to develop strategies for winning an election.”