The implementation and the training of the systems, by the project, is the basis for Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED).
This is a low-cost, easy to implement training approach for helping entrepreneurs and micro-business to plan and improve their businesses, without external trainers or resources. It is applied through a peer to peer, activity-based learning model, which will have been embedded by the project. It will use the Train-the Trainer model as a training approach.
This is a model used to describe training potential instructors or less experienced instructors, on the best ways to deliver training materials to others. The idea of train-the-trainer is essential to a strong overall training program, and the aim is not just to improve effectiveness, but also efficiency and productivity. The trainer, a subject-matter expert, trains other employees and simultaneously teaches them how to train others in the use of the program. A train the trainer process provides instruction, coaching and feedback to prepare those who deliver training, subject matter experts, supervisors in on-the-job setting.
At least 480 community members (mainly female) will be trained (20 per month over a 3-year period) in a local training centre (existing CLCs or hosted by partners) by a local female community manager, on how to operate, maintain, and monitor the aquaponics system; providing the communities with food security and improved nutrition, and the possibility to create micro economic value.