The Academy aims to be the “go to” institution for skills training for poverty reduction programmes especially in development microfinance , linking households to socio-economic resources, enterprise development , basic ICT’s and taking digitisation to the rural poor. This training will be availed to the WDB Trust employees, the programme beneficiaries, stakeholders and local communities,
- To provide the Trust , other development MFI’s and NPO’s serving poor rural communities with an appropriately skilled pool of workers.
- To provide learning and development opportunities aligned to the WDB Trust employees career paths as a retention mechanism;
- To develop strategic partnerships focusing with the ones that are already accredited.
Dialogue on Poverty, Women, Youth and Businesses
Many obstacles inhibit dialogue and favour more confrontational communication forms such as debate. Common obstacles to sharing include fear exercise of power, mistrust, communication barriers of race, class gender and culture.
WDB Trust hosts periodic structured DIALOGUES; exchanges of views to address complex problem relating to poverty eradication, women’s empowerment; youth outreach and enterprise development towards problem understanding and consensual action.