Good Practice

Promotion of Decent Work in Southern African Ports (phase II) - Final Evaluation

Good Practice Description

Local support structures: Having in place stakeholder-based steering committees (Project Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Committee) benefited the project by way of enhanced sense of local ownership, administrative and political support.

Capacity Building of Local Trainers: Building the capacity of local institutions and training of stakeholder-based trainers which enhances interventions through multiplier effects.
Experiential Learning: Building in experiential learning components helped in fast tracking learning and knowledge acquisition on the part of labour and management staff who participated in learning tours to Antwerp and Rotterdam ports.
Open door policy: Maintaining an open door policy on the part of the project management unit (PMU) - which contributed positively to trust building, ownership and support among local institutions.
Selection and Site Location of CTA: Retention of the same CTA for phase during phase 2 and locating him in a key site (DCT) of the project site gave the project a head start - thereby avoiding implementation delays which would have possibly occurred with a totally new person. CTA's apparent rapport with local stakeholders expedited commencement activities.