For 4 days, the YEDI team joined other partners on the USAID YPE4AH Project to participate in the resource mobilization and proposal writing training facilitated by DAI.

The impact-driven training was co-facilitated by Esther Adegunle, a leading Business and Economic Growth Maestro with experience in business development, project management, and resource mobilization from international and local funders, amongst others, and Samuel Emenogu, an experienced multi-sectoral technical proposal developer, business research, development, and compliance champion.

The training objectives were to increase participants knowledge of responding to calls for proposals from multiple donors, including USAID, improve participants capacity in the phases of proposal development, introduce participants to international donor proposal development templates and protocols, train participants on how to ensure a smooth proposal development process- setting up teams and proposal processes towards adherence to proposal guidelines and timelines, and increase participants capacity to collaborate and develop winning proposals.

In her remarks, DAI’s Senior Organizational Capacity Development Specialist, Cordelia Chioma Oleru, underscored the importance of the training for partners on the USAID YPE4AH Project, especially to ensure sustainability for organizations’ missions and objectives. “DAI is happy to be organizing this training that will increase the capacity of partners to improve resource mobilization. There are key learnings from here that will be reflected in the work we do as organizations, to be able to continue and expand the great work we do.”

YEDI’s Communications and External Relationship Manager, Abiodun Yakubu, thanked DAI for facilitating the resource mobilization and proposal writing training. He commended the facilitators for strategically using their wealth of experience on the subject matter to demystify the training activities for the participants. He also expressed YEDI’s and other partners readiness to implement the learnings in their organizational resource mobilization drives.