Sheikhupura: To encourage more political participation by citizens, especially women and youth, through leadership development at the community level, capacity building of the local government representatives is very important.

CPDI, under the GIZ LoGo II project, formed network groups consisting of former and potential women and youth elected representatives in four Tehsils of Punjab, i.e., Sheikhupura, Mandi Bahauddin, Toba Tek Singh and Khanewal.

For the capacity building of these network group members, CPDI, with the support of GIZ, is organizing a three-day workshop for former and potential women and youth local government representatives of Sheikhupura and Mandi Bahauddin on 16-18 October 2022.

A comprehensive interactive module around leadership, decision-making governance, conflict resolution and advocacy skills were developed to deliver this capacity-building activity. The training is being delivered by the qualified trainers engaged by the CPDI under the Project.

Rafat Yasmeen Malik, Provincial Coordinator Punjab introduced GIZ and CPDI and key activities designed under the Support to Local Governance (LoGo II) Programme. She emphasized the importance of the capacity building of local representatives to improve their role in the community development process. She also appreciated the development efforts and role of the local community representatives.