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Title: Assessment of Community Capacity Building for Full Range Community Participation in Addis Ababa City Government: The Case of Arada Sub - City
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Fanta Mandefro(Dr.)
G/Kidan, G/Tsadik
Keywords: Capacity Building;Addis Ababa
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Publisher: A.A.U
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess community capacity building for full range participation in Arada Sub - City. Respondents were dwellers of the Sub -City, program coordinators of CSOs, executives of CSOs and administrators, supervisors and experts of concerned offices in Arada Sub - City administration. Questionnaires, interviews and document review techniques were employed. The statistical tools used to analyze data were percentage and tables. Descriptive method was used to attain the objective of the study. Both Qualitative and quantitative analysis was applied to elaborate the data collected through different methods . Hence, both quantitative and qualitative approaches were employed in the research to come up with the thesis report. The findings of the study revealed that the main roles and contributions of all actors: Arada Sub - City capacity building office , Children, Youth and Women office and Social and civil affairs office , informal CSOs such as Idir , Mahber and Equb and formal CSOs in community capacity building include : Changing community attitudes , giving technical support and advice , enhancing public awareness and community participation in different activities, entrepreneurial training , covering training costs, providing sponsorship for experience sharing, conducting awareness raising programs in social evil activities (such as rape, HIV/AIDS, child abuse), women`s right and others. The main challenges of CSOs in community capacity building include; mistrust with government, they are donor dependent, not yet fully accessed the grass - root problems which are hindering community participation in priority setting. The progress of community in participation on their own agendas is still poor . As well as the findings of the study implies that all activities of CCB which were carried out by different stack holders in Arada sub - city is not enough to create capable community because still now there are left out part of community in different public issues . Finally, the study concluded that even though Arada Sub - City capacity building office , Children, Youth and Women office and Social and civil affairs office are currently operating to build community capacity with other local and international CSOs and government agencies but, the participation of community in priority setting is very low; when we compare with the indicators of full range community participation (Four Ps +C or Priority setting, Planning, Producing, Paying (financing) and Consumption).
Description: A Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Master of Arts in Public Management and Development Specialization in Development Management
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