35 young people from 6 African and 5 European NSOs have now arrived in Dakar, Senegal  for the first workshop of the Unguvu project.  Co-funded by the Youth in Action programme of the European Commission, the Unguvu project is the first multilateral project of its kind between the European and African Scout Regions. Over the course of 2011 these young people will work to build their capacities and hopefully act as multipliers to strengthen existing partnerships and create new partnerships between NSOs in the 2 regions. The partcipants will also produce a handbook and a training module that can be used by YNGOs to introduce their young people to Europe-Africa partnerships.

This first workshop will allow participants to explore the meaning of partnership and encourage them to examine the life-cycle of partnerships as well as sharing their experiences.  They will then begin to formulate their ideas and begin work on the three tools.

Day 1:

After introductions and an Opening Ceremony attended by the Senegalese Chief Commissioners and Mr Diof Mouhamadou Bashir member of the Africa Scout Committee, the participants are well into the work of exploring the meaning of partnerships and the processes involved in running a partnership. This evening participants from France, Malawi, Senegal, Finland and Burundi will have the chance to share their culture and present their partnerships in creative presentations.

To keep up-to-date with all the action in Dakar you can also follow @unguvuscout on Twitter.

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Timothy Watson
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Timothy Watson

Tim comes from UK and is Project Officer, Cooperation at the European Scout Office. He is following the Region's work on Partnerships with other Regions and on international development issues.

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