« The CERAR practical guides have really helped me to apply the trainings in the daily practice of my job. After the training, I could send my documents to CERAR, who supported me step by step in the preparation of my reports. I could always also consult the practical guides, which support the training. They are very readable and clear, and at the same time complete, in understandable language. »
Bonheur SARAGNET, intern at CERAR
Based on a few starting observations
(such as difficulties in applying training, which is sometimes too theoretical and general,
based on a technical language),
CERAR has created its own methodology
based on contextualized mentorship and ongoing monitoring.
Contextualized Proximity mentorship (CPM )
This innovative methodology – Contextualized Proximity mentorship (CPM ) – moves away from “plug and play”. It supports and mentors local teams in the implementation of their learnings in their everyday practice.
In order to facilitate the application of our training cycles, CERAR, local co-facilitators and participants perpetuate the learning outcomes by jointly developing several simple and evolving monitoring tools, in particular technical sheets (for training on place) and practical guides (for online support). They contain key terms and concepts, basic elements and definitions, practical examples, as well as steps to follow for applying the trainings in daily practice in the field.
CERAR supports the gradual adaptation of these tools according to changes in the context.
Based on the localization principals, CERAR has developed several practical and methodological tools for more contextualized capacity strengthening.
We offer trainings based on the joint production and capitalization of local knowledge and experience, delivered directly WITH local actors.
CERAR goes further by offering field mentorship, at the pace of learners to put into practice their new learnings in their everyday reality.
Action-research is at the centre of our endeavours, from the preparation of trainings to the support of community mobilization. The use of arts in awareness-raising and dissemination initiatives completes CERAR’s offer.
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