New horizons among local & international organizations needed [Archives:2002/37/Local News]

September 9 2002

Under the auspices of Abdurabu Mansour Hadi, the Vice President, the Charitable Islah Society in collaboration with the World Bank organized a workshop for the local and international health sector organizations under the motto towards developing capacities from August 31 to September 2 2002.
The workshop aimed basically at developing knowledge and capacities of the local and international organizations. It centered on exchanging capacities and experiences among organizations in the context of administrating developmental projects.
Abdullah Abdulwali Nasher, the Chairman of the workshop focused on his speech on that most of the non-governmental organizations were in need of developing their skills and capacities particularly in the context of conducting studies, analysis, mapping out strategies, programs, and the means of getting support and finance, locally, regionally, and internationally.
“The number of the international organizations have reached 35 organizations, 25 civil and local organizations, and 11 governmental bodies will exchange their experiences and skills with a view of making a success of the workshop,” he clearly stated.
The World Bank’s speech was delivered by Naji Yahya Abu Hatem where he attributed the discontinued and scraped of some projects to the incapability and incompetence of the people in charge.
“Despite of the hindrances at the health sector, Yemen has witnessed dramatic transitions in order to cope with changes in the third millennium,” he said.
Yahya Hatem stated further that among the difficulties and hindrances faced by the local health sector were represented by the lack of financial allocations by the government’s budget.
Participants at the workshop came up with the following recommendations.
-Forming a coordination council for the non-governmental and international organizations.
-Financing the establishment of the local Internet network project.
-Organizing a six-month meeting for the pursuance of exchanging experiences.
-Establishing training courses where the governmental and civil society organizations can make use of such centers.
-Taking into consideration when supporting and distributing projects equally for all governorates.
-Enhancing relations, cooperation and coordination between non-governmental and international organizations.