Dr. Jiro Iguchi facilitating the Training for Participatory Workshops.
There are trainings and there are trainings. But there are also trainings with a difference. The Training for Participatory Workshops organised by the Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia and Japan International Cooperation Agency was one such exception. It was held at Majlis Kebajikan dan Pembangunan Masyarakat Kebangsaan Malaysia (MAKPEM) at Bandar Baru Sentul and was facilitated by Dr. Jiro Iguchi who has vast experience in this field.
Among the more interesting aspect of the training was setting the agenda, identifying stakeholders, recognising the categories and analysing the challenges and problems of particular issues and subjects. In this case, the ten participants from various NGOs unanimously agreed that advocacy on the rights of disabled persons was an issue that needed immediate attention and worked on it according to the structure demonstrated by Dr. Iguchi. Dr. Kenji Kuno, JICA Advisor and Expert, was the key person organising this two-day training which will end tomorrow.