NAEGA Branch Development Project
We now have NAEGA Branch Mentors in place for 8 of the 9 Government Office regions in England. Separate arrangements are being made for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland including the establishment of a NAEGA Conference 2005 working group in Wales meeting this week and a consultation exercise in Scotland which has recently been completed.
Initial work in most areas will be around sustainability of Branches. Currently Branch membership has significant regional variations and this presents a particular challenge in the East and West Midlands Branches and in the South West. We are fortunate in having experienced mentors in 2 of these three areas (Wendy Gilbert SW and Siobhan-Neary Booth and Diddy Kirton EM) who will be able to use existing knowledge and contacts to build-up the membership.
The South East and North East areas were identified by LSC and DfES as particular areas of focus to work in partnership with the Level 2 Pilots in these areas and contact details have been passed on to mentors (Leigh Henderson SE and Siobhan Neary-Booth and Amanda Green NE).
Yorkshire & Humber