CRS Work in The Gambia
CRS operates projects in the following areas:
- Malaria Prevention
- Health and Nutrition
- HIV and AIDS Care and Support
How We Do It
CRS works alongside as well as through our partners. As such, we place special emphasis on enhancing their capacity. Capacity Building is being mainstreamed for all our programs to contain elements of organizational development and training in project delivery. Based on training needs assessments as well as the requirements of new projects, specific modules are developed. In the past year, areas such as Proposal Development, Data Collection & Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Board of Directors Operations and Technical skills development have been covered with staff and partners. Together with the Partnership & Capacity Building Manager, our Monitoring and Evaluation unit spearheaded these initiatives.
CRS/The Gambia is keen on learning lessons from the field and as such, works closely with its parnters to enhhance positive spillover program effects.
Some specific examples of our work include:
- Utilizing Information Communication Technologies in the Fight Against Malaria – In a push to sensitize the entire nation, different technologies and Information Education Communication methods are being employed to target various groups.
- More than a Market-Led Sesame Project – The original aim of this project being to improve the market for sesame in order to increase women's incomes and improve household food security, it has now opened the doors of opportunity into land ownership and Farmer Field Schools for rural women farmers
- The people behind the results – our dedicated staff make it possible to forge ahead, adjust to change and meet challenges successfully. Meet:
- Health Program Manager, Joanna Mendy (HIV and AIDS)
- Health Program Manager, Balla Musa Joof (Malaria)
- Partnership & Capacity Building Manager, Kebba Jassey