In a bid to fortify their operational prowess and foster team unity, the Association of Women in Agriculture Kenya (AWAK) recently convened a two-day staff training and team-building workshop at PrideInn Paradise in Shanzu, Mombasa. The event, themed “Organizational Capacity Strengthening and Team Building,” marked a pivotal moment for AWAK as they commenced the new year with vigor and purpose.

The workshop, meticulously designed to empower staff members and hone their skills, aimed at ensuring heightened focus, enhanced cohesion, and unwavering dedication towards achieving AWAK’s set objectives and goals for the year ahead. Additionally, the gathering provided an opportune moment to meticulously review AWAK’s strategic plan spanning from 2023 to 2028, aligning organizational efforts with long-term aspirations.

Central to the success of the workshop was the incorporation of team-building exercises, strategically integrated to invigorate participants and galvanize collective efforts for the tasks ahead. The exercises not only fostered camaraderie among team members but also instilled a renewed sense of purpose and determination to effect positive change within the agricultural landscape.

AWAK extends heartfelt gratitude to the facilitators of the capacity-strengthening sessions, Ouko Erustus and Mr. Amos Muriithi, whose expertise and guidance played a pivotal role in steering the workshop towards success. Their invaluable contributions ensured that participants were equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge to navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Furthermore, AWAK acknowledges the remarkable contribution of Otumbo Vincent, DTM, an energetic team-building expert whose enthusiasm and expertise injected a palpable sense of energy and dynamism into the proceedings. His engaging approach facilitated meaningful interactions and fostered a collaborative spirit among participants.

The workshop’s success was further bolstered by the unwavering support of AWAK’s funding partners, Oxfam in Kenya, whose commitment to advancing gender equality and agricultural development remains unwavering. Their continued partnership underscores a shared vision for a more inclusive and prosperous agricultural sector in Kenya.

As AWAK looks forward to the year ahead, buoyed by the outcomes of the workshop, they remain steadfast in their commitment to empowering women in agriculture and driving meaningful change within the sector. With renewed vigor and a strengthened sense of purpose, AWAK is poised to make a lasting impact on the agricultural landscape in Kenya and beyond.

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