Capacity building training session in Aghveran
Training for the people working with displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh in Armenia
Action Against Hunger (AAH) South Caucasus and its partners Mission Armenia NGO, Partnership & Teaching NGO and HALO Trust gathered last week for a capacity-building event in Aghveran, Kotayk province. The aim of the workshop was to give participants a chance to strengthen their understanding of topics such as partnership building, advocacy, and programme management.
Action Against Hunger organised the training within the programme “Ensuring access to essential protection services for displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh in Armenia” funded by ECHO aiming and it gave the partners the opportunity to discuss programme implementation and lessons learnt. Due to COVID-19, all partners had not been able to meet regularly face-to-face, therefore, the event provided a valuable opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences. “After the COVID-19 restrictions, to gather all together is a unique opportunity for consortium members’ staff to come together for learning and sharing their successes and challenges”, said Maria Poghosyan, Program Manager when opening the event.
During the first day, an external consultant Kristine Mikhailidi organized sessions on context analysis, partnership building, networking, and stakeholder management. During these sessions, the participants were encouraged to think about how to improve cooperation and build impactful partnerships – something that will bring value to all the agencies work even beyond this programme. The external consultant will prepare a report to capture her observations and recommendation to further foster the knowledge and skills gained on the topics. Moreover, an agreement has been made to conduct a follow-up meeting facilitated by the external consultant to discuss progress, lessons learnt, and achievements.
Attendees participated in capacity building games
On the second day, staff members from Action Against Hunger organised sessions on different aspects of programme management in a humanitarian context, including financial management, logistics, monitoring and evaluation, and gender. The topics initiated lively discussion and sharing of experiences, which the team can use to guide its work in the future.
The event was an excellent opportunity to strengthen partnerships and improve cooperation for common goals.
The training was organised by Action Against Hunger (AAH) South Caucasus and its partners: Mission Armenia NGO, Partnership & Teaching NGO and HALO Trust.
The second day was dedicated to discussions about different aspects of programme management in a humanitarian context, including financial management, logistics, monitoring and evaluation, and gender.