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Reflections on Training in Kenya >


APSFD Senegal, in collaboration with Grameen Foundation, successfully completed a four‐day PPI Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop for 16 participants in Nairobi, and received positive evaluations with strong “pasha moto”, as Sharlene describes in her blog above.

Because of its social performance management (SPM) promotion plan along with its interest in working as a leader of SPM in Africa, APSFD Senegal was given the opportunity to test its training services abroad for the first time, generating extra income for the association. Sharlene and I provided an overview of global SPM trends, underscoring the importance of social performance for the sector, social investors, and for individual MFIs. The training session allowed leaders of MFIs interested in social performance and the PPI to ask questions and share experiences with other invited organizations like Microfinanza and KEEF. Overall, the participants had a good experience and appreciated the level of engagement the workshop offered. This kind of partnership will be duplicated in the future in other countries.

We are now moving forward in supporting the institutions as they lay the foundation to implement PPI, and a Google Group is set up to aid sharing and provide feedback.

I was excited to test the first experience of the PPI training in English, a third language for me. I was skeptical at the beginning but felt pretty confident at the end, due to the help of my young, winning team (Sharlene and Donald Bodzo) and the nice environment in which we have been working with the participants.

Ndeye Absa Gueye is the Manager of the MISION 2 Project – Social Performance Management in Senegal. MISION is a program of Catholic Relief Services in Senegal. APSFD Senegal is dedicated to coordinating the activities of the project and promoting SPM and the PPI in Africa.