A total of 30 participants (six women) representing regional AGP PCU, Bureau of Agriculture (Extension, Cooperatives, Livestock and Irrigation, Input Supply Directorates) and other government organizations including Women’s Affairs Bureau, Tigray Agricultural Marketing Promotion Agency (TAMPA), Environmental Protection and Land Administration (EPLUA), research institutions and Zonal Capacity Development Organizations participated in the training.

Tigray Regional AGP PCU representative Mesele Kelkay conveyed the opening remarks. Ato Kelkay said that he was hopeful that the training event would bring about tangible results as the capacity development was based on identified gaps. He urged participants to put into practice what they learned.

Melese Kelkay
Melese Kekay opening the training sessions

The MFD Module 3 ToT event was co-facilitated by three CDSF staff including International Capacity Development Advisor Rick Steel and CDSF Tigray Regional Capacity Development Specialists Tigabu Lema and Hailu Abay.

One of the participants, Desalegn Emuru, who is M&E Senior Expert with Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, had the following to say about the training. 


“… during the training sessions, we learnt how to facilitate using the training material that was developed previously. The training was successful because the content was prepared in such a way that we could explore our experiences. The training was participatory, and we had the opportunity to share our experiences regarding facilitation.” During the reflection session at the end of the training, participants also described the content as very useful and the facilitation as excellent. They said the training has helped them to identify the gaps they had experienced in the facilitation of trainings.

At the end of the training, participants received certificates for completing the requirements of Module Two training.  Rick Steel handed over the certificates to the participants.