V-BCi 2018 Reflections

Business Enterprise Development: Livelihood, assets and Value Chain Analysis

On August 21, 2018 V-BCi facilitated a business enterprise development workshop at Kubwa, FCT, Abuja focused on livelihood, assets and value chain. The workshop was with funding support from Summit Bible Church, Kubwa and had 25 participants. Participants were  able to define and identify livelihood activities; analyse livelihood activities and potential to generate sustainable income; analyse market trends and linkages; analyse value chain and place their activities within the value chain; and understand what an enterprise is and how livelihood activities are able to transcend to an enterprise.

Some of the tools used through interactive activities were Leaky Bucket; livelihood Framework; asset pentagon; vulnerability context, structures and processes table; value chain analysis; and reflective writing.

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Skills and Capacity Mapping Workshop

On June 15, 2018 V-BCi facilitated a skills and capacity mapping workshop. The tried to build a shared understanding of the existing capacities and assets as a way to enhance participants’ ability to build on these capacities for future adaptation. it used potential-oriented approach instead of a problem-oriented approach in creating a positive space for learning. The workshop was with funding support from Summit Bible Church, Kubwa and had 20 participants. At the end, through interactive activities and group learning, participants were able to understand the fundamentals of skills and capacity development; identify skills, talents and assets; and match how these skills, talents and assets can serve as a basis to build adaptive capacity for career start-up or career change

Proposal Writing and Project Development Workshop

On May 1, 2018 V-BCi facilitated a proposal writing and project development workshop at Kubwa, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. This class was for individuals interested in developing quality and competitive proposals. It had 40 participants with funding support from Summit Bible Church, Kuwba. The workshop equipped participants with effective tools for problem analysis; setting goals; SMART outputs and outcomes; understanding monitoring, evaluation, impact and sustainability issues; and developing budgets. Some of the tools used through very interactive and engaging activities were problem tree; outcome tree; planning pyramid; risk table; monitoring framework; and budget template

Certification of VBCi

V-BCi started seeking for legal certification in May 2018. The process was concluded by October 2019. We are happy to announce that Value-Based Communities Initiative (V-BCI) a non-profit organization is registered as Incorporated Trustee with the Corporate Affairs Commission. Our Trustees are:

  1. Mrs. Nneka Irene Bush – Chair
  2. Mrs Chinwe Amauche Anorue
  3. Comrade Daniel Umaru – Secretary

Local Economy Development

V-BCi facilitated asset mapping meetings for community based organizations including Unity Sisters Cooperative; Nasarawa Queens; and Rindre Youth Association, at Wamba, Nasarawa State. The meetings focused on defining local economy, understanding the economic space, understanding the market and how to create new markets by developing cultural assets. After the meetings with each group, there were organizational capacity gaps identified. V-BCi hopes to support these groups to develop their organizational capacities, governance structure, and human resource capital so they can be better organized for economic growth and sustainability

Human Rights and Poverty Reduction Exploring Relevance of Legal Empowerment of the Poor in Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

In recent years human rights and poverty reduction have been in the forefront of international discussions and development strategies. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aim to eradicate poverty in developing countries/world by 2015. However, how far have recent approaches worked and what crucial elements have been neglected? This book draws attention to the crucial element of legal empowerment and how relevant it should be for all poverty reduction strategies. It looks at poverty from human rights perspective and brings to the fore the innovative approach that legal empowerment of the poor arms communities and individuals with the necessary power needed to challenge oppressive patterns of legal, social, political and economic organization which cause and perpetuate poverty. This book provides deep insight for legal scholars, economists, those working in development circles and on poverty issues around the world. It focuses on Nigeria a developing country in Africa faced with challenging complexities of bad governance, corruption, lack of infrastructure, geographical challenges, obsolete laws, oppressive social and political organization and 70% population living in poverty. Get a copy

Value-Based Communities

Community well-being is dependent on the capacity of communities to harness social and economic justice.

Reflective Practice: Truth to Self

This workshop is comprised of series of classes per session to help you become a reflective practitioner. Self-reflection is skill that can be used both within the workplace and in all types of relationships. It helps one focus on everything that happened and how to improve for the future. We all have that little voice inside our heads that reminds us of all the things that went wrong during a particular experience. You always focus on what you should have said or what you said wrong. Self-reflection is a journey of continuous self-discovery and development. This is an important tool for creating positive change behaviour. Follow link to Register
Only 15 Seats Available Per Session

Dates: 11th, 18th & 25th June, 2018 @ Suite 9a 2nd Floor City Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki II, Abuja, Nigeria @17:00GMT

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School of Social Enterprise & Innovation

Skills and Capacity Mapping: 15th June 2018
This class is for individuals interested in identifying skills possessed or required for career development. This class will help participants understand the fundamentals of skills and capacity development. It is designed to equip participants with adequate skills needed in starting up careers. It is a total package whether you are a first time job seeker, you need to change jobs or a 360 degrees career change. This training is an interactive learning process with practical exercises and activities.  Follow Link to Register

Proposal Writing & Project Development
This class is for individuals interested in developing quality and competitive proposals. It will equip the participants with effective tools for problem analysis; setting goals; SMART outputs and outcomes; understanding monitoring, evaluation, impact and sustainability issues; and developing budgets. It will also give research tips for identifying potential donors and requirements.

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